2017-18 Women's Swimming
Victoria Bain Free/Breast
Emily Baumgartner Breast
Amanda Jenny Free
Tara Lawson Back
Megan Lugar Free/Fly/Back
Casey Main Fly
Erica Martins Fly/Free
Betsy Pogue Free
Lillia Pogue Free/Fly/IM
Danielle Richardson Free/Fly
Mariah Sturdivant Free/Breast
Makenzy Tibbot Free/Breast
Madeline Wilson Free/Fly
Paige Wright Free/Back
Vincenza Zaia Free/Back
Full Roster
Tara Lawson

Tara Lawson

Event Back
Yr. So.
Hometown Mundelein, Ill.
High School (Prev. School) Mundelein

2016-17: As a rookie, Tara moved herself into the top-ten list in three different races for the Crusaders. Her 100-back time of 59.42 was fast enough for fifth-best all-time and second-best on the team. In the 200-back, she made her way up to sixth all-time, with a time of 2:12.98 which was the best on the squad. With a time of 2:15.49, she moved into ninth in the record book in the 200-IM. That was also the top time on the team. Tara contributed to the backstroke leg of both the 200- and 400-medley relays at the Horizon League Championships. The 200-medley relay finished with a time of 1:47.10, which moves it into third all-time in Valpo history. With a total time of 4:01.50 in the 400-medley relay, she helped make it the fifth-fastest all-time.

Prep: Four-year letter winner for the Mustangs…IHSA state qualifier in the 100 backstroke…North Suburban Conference All-Academic 2015-2016…10 year Mundelein Mustang swim club member…two-year letter winner in water polo…2016 Honorable Mention All-Sectional…National Honors Society member…honor roll student.

Personal: Daughter of Christie and Mark Lawson…major is business management.