Collegiate Career Bests: 1-Meter Dual (274.13); 1-Meter Six Optionals (245.35); 3-Meter Champ. (441.15); 3-Meter Dual (285.75); Platform (329.65)
General: Expected to be one of the team's top divers and is primed to make major contributions at the NCAA and Pac-10 levels this season ... A consistent and precise diver ... A solid competitor.
As a Freshman in 2001-02: Finished ninth in the one-meter (242.00) and 13th in the three-meter (433.10) at the NCAA Zone E Meet ... Placed 12th in the platform (329.65), 13th in the three-meter (418.05) and 15th in the one-meter at the Pac-10 Championships ... Won the three-meter (285.75) versus Arizona (1/25).
International/National Competition: Had a few nice showings at the 2001 Junior Nationals, finishing eighth in the 16-18 three-meter (424.48) and ninth in the 16-18 one-meter (388.20) ... Had the highest three-meter score (441.65) for US Diving ... Had an even better meet at the 1998 Junior Nationals, finishing third in the three-meter and fifth in the one-meter ... Placed ninth in the one-meter at the 2000 Junior Nationals ... Won the one-meter title at the 1998 Can-Am-Mex Meet.
High School: A 2001 graduate of Klein Oak High School ... Attended Spring High School for her freshman and sophomore years ... An All-American prep diver for two seasons in 1999 and 2000 ... Earned the nation's highest diving score in the 11-dive competition (460.55) and the three-meter competition (441.65) in 2000 ... Finished second at the state meet in both of her final two years in the one-meter ... Set a new school and regional record in the one-meter (460.55) ... Coached by David Stroble (Klein Oak) and Bob Leiber (Spring) ... Also participated in gymnastics.
Club: Woodlands Diving Team ... Coached by Ken Armstrong.
Personal: Undeclared major ... Daughter of Patrick and Diane Donovan.
Coaching Staff on Donovan: "We expect Lauren to be a major player this year after showing excellent improvement last season and early this fall. She will need to take up some of the void left by the graduation of Kim Powers and Alexis Sowa."