Swimming & Diving

LaurenDenham

  • position Butterfly/freestyle
  • class Senior
  • Hometown Lexington, Ky.
  • Major Community & Leadership Development
  • High school Paul Laurence Dunbar High School
Top Times (SCY):
200 Freestyle: 1:51.14 (2018 SEC Championships, 2/16/18)
500 Freestyle: 4:50.63 (Ohio State Fall Invite, 11/17/17)
1000 Freestyle: 10:06.78 (Kentucky vs. Louisville, 1/23/21)
1650 Freestyle: 16:49.21 (Missouri Invitational, 11/21/20)

Top Times (LCM):
100 Freestyle: 1:00.15 (2019 Ohio State Fall Invite, 11/23/19)
200 Freestyle: 2:07.81 (2019 Ohio State Fall Invite, 11/22/19)

Career Notes:

  • 2020-21 SEC Community Service Team selection
  • 2019, 2020, 2021 SEC Winter Academic Honor Roll
  • 2018 SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll

2020-21 (Senior): Won the 500 free (4:53.44) and 1650 free (16:54.76) at the Tennessee Last Chance Meet …. Finished eighth in the mile (16:49.21), 12th in the 500 free (4:53.99), and 17th in the 200 free (1:52.60) at the Missouri Invitational … Was the runner-up in the 1000 free against Vanderbilt with a time of 10:20.42 … Placed fifth in the mile at Alabama in 17:07.50 … Took fourth in the 1000 free against Louisville in 10:06.79 … Earned the Anne Berry Senior Award and the Team Spirit Award at the program’s annual awards banquet … Inducted into the Frank G. Ham Society of Character … Selected to SEC’s Women’s Swimming and Diving Community Service Team … Named to SEC Winter Academic Honor Roll.


2019-20 (Junior): Set three season-best times at the Ohio State Winter Invite (First Chance)  in the 200, 500 and 1650 freestyle … In the 200 freestyle, touched the wall in at 1:51.61 to finish in sixth place at the Ohio State Winter Invite … In the 500 freestyle, touched the wall in at 4:52.04 to earn second place at the Ohio State Winter Invite … In the 1650 freestyle, touched the wall in 16:52.16 to earn third place at the Ohio State Winter Invite … Earned the Team Spirit award at the program’s annual awards banquet … Named to the SEC Winter Academic Honor Roll.

2018-19 (Sophomore): Earned season-best times at the Ohio State Fall and Winter Invites … Recorded a season-best 1:52.59 in the 200 free and a 10:23.52 in the 1000 free at the Ohio State Fall Invite … Posted a 4:58.61 and a 17:02.21 in the mile race at the Ohio State Winter Invite … Named to the SEC Winter Academic Honor Roll.
 
2017-18 (Freshman): Recorded season-best times in both the 200 and 1,650 free events at the SEC Championships … Placed 30th in the 1,650 free at the conference meet with a time of 16:50.87 … Named to SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll.

Prior to UK: The 2017 Kentucky State Champion in the 200 fly … 2017 Kentucky Region Eight Champion and record holder in 100 fly … Named team captain and MVP at Dunbar High School … Was a member of the National Honor Society and sports editor for her high school newspaper.

Personal: Parents are Pam and David Denham … Has one brother, Bart.

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