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

2017-18: Moved up Valpo's all-time best charts in four different events as a sophomore ... finished the year second in program history in the 200 back (2:07.74), fifth in the 100 back (59.40), eighth in the 200 IM (2:14.52) and ninth in the 400 IM (4:48.70) ... led the Crusaders in both IM events and the 200 back, and ranked second on the team in the 100 back ... finished 19th at the MVC Championships in the 200 back ... also swam freestyle events as well, posting best times of 56.11 in the 100 free, 1:59.25 in the 200 free and 12:07.20 in the 1000 free ... ranked third on the team in the 200 free.

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.