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 Lauren Simpson
Lauren Simpson
Hometown:
Canyon, Texas

High School:
Canyon

Position:
Student Assistant

01/17/2012

326 Student-Athletes Garner Fall 2011 Big 12 Honor Roll Recognition

63 of Honorees Posted 4.0 Mark For Semester

12/17/2011

23 Student-Athletes Graduate in 2011 Fall Term

1,192 student-athletes have earned bachelor's degree since joining Big 12 Conference.

• 2011 Academic All-District First Team (TF)
• 2010 All-Big 12 Outdoors (800 meters)
• 2010 Academic All-District First Team (XC)
• 2010 Academic All-District First Team (TF)
• 2009 Academic All-District Second Team (XC)

2011 Track: Did not run indoors due to injury...Ran just one meet outdoors, placing 19th in evening section at Michael Johnson Classic...Earned first-team academic all-Big 12 honors and named to spring Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll.

2010 Cross Country: Competed in just one meet on season, placing 16th overall at the UTA Season Opener...Covered UTA's two-mile course in 11:56.45...Earned first-team all-academic honors...Named to fall Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll and Baylor Dean's List.

2010 Track: Earned all-Big 12 honors outdoors in 800 meters, placing eighth with time of 2:10.25, provisional qualifying mark...Finished second at Michael Johnson Classic in 800 meters with time of 2:13.19...Placed second indoors in 800 meters at Reveille Invitational and fifth in 1,000 meters at Texas A&M Invitational...Ran indoor 800-meter season-best of 2:13.20 at Big 12/Pac-10/Sec Challenge...Earned first-team academic all-Big 12 team...Named to spring Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll and Baylor Dean's List.

2009 Cross Country: Competed in three events during the season with one top-20 finish...Placed 20th at the Bear Twilight Invitational with a time of 15:21.9...Placed 33rd at the Ken Garland Invitational, clocking a time of 20:22.0... Earned Academic All-Big 12 first team honors... Named to fall Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll..

2009 Track: Finished seventh overall in the 800 meters at the Michael Johnson Classic with a season-best time of 2:13.55...Took third in the 800 meters at the Dr Pepper Invitational in 2:16.99...Ran the 800-meter leg on Baylor's winning distance medley relay at the LSU Relays...Also ran the third leg on Baylor's winning 4x800-meter relay at the LSU Relays...During the indoor season, clocked a season-best time of 2:17.12 to finish 13th in the 800 meters at the Texas A&M Invitational...Season-best time of 2:57.06 in the 1,000 meters came in a 16th-place finish at the New Balance Collegiate Invitational...Also ran the third leg on Baylor's winning 4x800-meter relay at the New Balance Collegiate Invitational.

2008 Cross Country: Competed in three meets for Baylor, including a 42nd-place showing at the Baylor Twilight Invitational with a time of 16:16.35...Placed 62nd at the Texas A&M Invitational, and finished 156th at the Chile Pepper Festival.

2008 Track: Ran a season-fastest time of 2:18.91 in the 800 meters at the ACU Triangular...Finished fourth in the 800 meters at the Dr Pepper Invitational, and placed eighth in the 800 meters at the Michael Johnson Classic...During the indoor season, finished 12th at the Big 12 Indoor Championships in the 800 meters with a time of 2:24.10...Best time of the indoor season of 2:17.23 came at the Tyson Invitational...Named to the fall and spring Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll.

2007 Cross Country: Did not compete in cross country as a freshman.

High School: One of the most decorated champions in Texas high school athletics history...Owns 12 team and individual championships during her high school career at Canyon High School for head coach Brittney Lanehart...Four-time state champion in the 800 meters...Helped her team to three cross country team titles...Owns school records in the 800 meters, 1,600 meters and 4x400-meter relay...Holds the Region 1-3A 800 meter record...As a senior, won the 800 meters and placed second in the 4x400-meter relay at the state championships, helping her team to a runner-up finish...Named to the Texas All-Star team and earned region athlete of the year honors...Placed 13th individually at the cross country championships to lead her team to a state title...During her junior year, earned state titles in the 1,600 meters and 800 meters...Finished second overall at the state cross country meet, helping her team to a runner-up finish...As a sophomore, won state championships in the 800 meters and 4x400-meter relay as Canyon won the overall team championship...Placed sixth individually in cross country as team won overall championship...During her freshman year, won the state championship in the women's 800 meters...Finished fourth overall at the cross country championships, leading her team to the state title...Eight-time all-state selection in track and cross country...Played point guard for the Canyon basketball team, leading the Eagles to state championships as a sophomore and senior...Named to the basketball all-tournament team as a senior...In the classroom, named cross country and basketball academic all-state as a senior...A member of the National Honor Society and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes.

Personal: Full name is Lauren Adele Simpson...Born Jan. 23, 1989, in Canyon, Texas...Daughter of Jim and Debbie Simpson...Majoring in exercise physiology.

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