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  Laura Barnes
Laura Barnes

Player Profile
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Pickering, Ontario

High School:
Dunbarton

Event:
Breast

2009-10: Boasts a Towers Pool record in the 100 breast and as a member of the 200 medley relay team after winning both races at Duquesne...posted a top-five Big East time in the 100 breast...advanced to the finals of the Big East Championships in the breaststroke events and as a member of the 200 medley relay team...a Big East Swimming and Diving Female Athlete of the Week for her efforts at the quad meet against Villanova, Maryland, and Penn State...named Pitt Performer of the Meet against Cincinnati after winning the 100 and 200 breast.

2008-09: Voted the team's most valuable swimmer after setting three school records at the Big East Championships...finished fourth in both breaststroke events, setting school records with times of 1:02.87 in the 100 and 2:15.29 in the 200...her performance in the 200 breast was also an NCAA provisional time...was a member of the record-breaking 400 medley relay team, which finished fifth in 3:44.81...finished 16th in the 500 free...honored as Big East Swimming and Diving Athlete of the Week during the season and named Pitt Performer of the Meet against Virginia Tech...swept the 100 and 200 breaststroke events against St. Bonaventure, West Virginia and Virginia Tech...holds the team's best times in both the 100 and 200 breast and was a member of both of the top relay teams in both the 200 and 400 medley...competed in the 2008 Canada Cup, earning a top-30 finish in the 100 breast.

2007-08: Competed at the 2008 Canadian Olympic Trials...recorded a 13th-place finish in the 100 & 200 breast, during her first Big East Championship meet...posted the team's second-best time in the 100 breast at the Princeton `Big Al' Invitational...tallied a season-best in the 200 breast at the BEC, which was the third fastest time on the team during the season...recorded a team top-five finish in the 500 free...took third in the 100 breast against Virginia.

High School: Competed at the Junior Pan Pacs...was a 2006 Junior National team member...qualified and competed at nationals as a senior at Dunbarton...finished 10th overall at nationals in the 200 breast (2:17:85)...placed third overall in the 200 breast (2:20:91) at junior nationals in her junior year...has been associated with Canadian Nationals since age 16.

Personal: Born February 22, 1988...daughter of Ron and Debbie Barnes...born February 22, 1988...has one brother Warren, who was Pitt swimmer...an undecided major.