2012: Ran in five events as a senior, which included her second career appearance at the NCAA Midwest Regional Championships ... Placed third among NU runners and 39th overall at the event with her career-best 6K effort of 21:48.5 ... Also ran for NU at the Big Ten Championships, posting a 21:59 ... Third among Wildcats at the Loyola Lakefront Invite with her 5K-best time of 18:16 ... Also ran at the Huskie Open and Spartan Invitational ... Academic All-Big Ten.
2011: Participated in six events ... Earned a spot to compete at the Big Ten Championships and ran a season-best 6K time of 21:52, cutting 30 seconds off her previous best time on the year ... Posted a season-best 5K time of 18:24, placing sixth among NU runners and 23rd overall at the Notre Dame Invitational ... That performance lowered her time from the season-opening Crusader Open by more than a minute ... Placed ninth overall at the Huskie Open in 19:03 ... Academic All-Big Ten.
2010: Ran in seven meets as a sophomore including the Big Ten Championships -- where she ran a season-best 6K time of 22:17 -- and the NCAA Midwest Regionals (22:19) ... Sixth overall at Illini Open with a season-best 5K finish of 18:27 ... Academic All-Big Ten.
2009: Competed in four events in her first year ... Finished 23rd overall at the 5K Huskie Open (9/12) where she posted a season-best time of 20:47.83 ... Placed sixth on the team at the Roy Griak Invite (5K) (9/26).
High School: Four-year varsity member of cross country team at New Trier ... All-conference selection as a senior ... Named to the North Stars girls cross country team as a junior by the Pioneer Press ... Placed 13th at state regional meet (18:57) and 43rd at I.H.S.A 3A Sectional Championships in 2007 (18:56) ... Voted team MVP during junior season ... Also ran in I.H.S.A. state championships as a sophomore, finishing the three-mile course in 18:59.
Personal: Born Lauren Maxwell Neuschel ... Daughter of Lori and Fritz Neuschel ... One sister, Sydney ... Parents each attended graduate school in Northwestern's Kellogg School of Management ... Grandfather was the Director of the Transportation Center at the Kellogg School of Management as well as professor of corporate governance and leadership for 25 years ... Majoring in journalism.