Victoria Lawrence
Victoria Lawrence
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Mobile, Ala.
High School: W.P. Davidson
Position: Backstroke/Sprint Freestyle

2011-2012 (Junior): 100-yard backstroke: Fastest time was 59.89 at HYP… Best finish was against McGill, third with a time of 1:02.65… 200-yard backstroke: Finished 22nd at Boston University’s Terrier Invitational with a time of 2:08.41… 100-yard butterfly: Fastest time was 58.89 at HYP.

2010-2011 (Sophomore): 100-yard backstroke: Fastest time was 1:00.16 at HYP… 200-yard backstroke: Finished 23rd at the Ivy League Swimming and Diving Championships with a time of 2:09.46… 100-yard butterfly: Swam a 1:00.12 in the prelims of the Ivy League Swimming and Diving Championships. 

2009-2010 (Freshman): 100-yard backstroke: Finished fourth against UConn with a time of 1:01.33… Also finished fifth against Navy and sixth against Cornell… 200-yard backstroke: Finished fifth against UConn with a time of 2:12.18… Also finished sixth against Navy.

Before Yale: Graduated from W.P. Davidson High School in Mobile, Alabama… Competed for City of Mobile Swim Association for four years… USA Swimming Scholastic All American… Alabama All-State for three years in 100 back and 100 fly. 

Personal: Since her childhood, has divided her passion for arts and athletics… Actively involved in both dance and vocal music since the age of six… Participated in USAJRF Jump Rope and USA Gymnastics… State and regional qualifier in both and made top ten at USAJRF Nationals… Originally a resident of New Orleans, relocated to Mobile, Ala., during her freshman year in high school due to Hurricane Katrina… There, she began to develop her passion for competitive swimming.

Why I Chose Yale: “Victoria chose Yale because of the compatibility among academics, athletics, and the arts.”