Lauren Gardanier
Lauren Gardanier
Year: Fr.
Hometown: Saratoga, Calif.
High School: Saratoga
Position: Diving

2011-2012 (Freshman): Three-meter diving: Best score was 272.32 in a third-place finish against Brown… One-meter diving: Best score was 257.35 in the consolation final at the Ivy League Swimming and Diving Championships.

Before Yale: Dove for all four years at Saratoga… Competed in swimming relays in addition to one-meter and three-meter diving… Placed fifth at the 2011 Central Coast Section Diving Championships... Finished second at the 2010 Far Westerns Championship on one-meter… Won the 2010 SCD Spring Pre-Regional on one-meter… Won the 2004 USA Diving Winter Junior Olympic Region 10 Championships on three-meter and placed second in one meter.

Why I Chose Yale: “It’s a dream come true – the unique class offerings, the shopping period, the residential college system, the bulldog mascot, the endless school spirit, the uniquely diverse student body, and so much more! There is an intangible chemistry I felt, not only on the campus, but also within the swim and dive team. Both visits I took – one for a personal overview and one for an official recruiting visit – just felt perfect. What I’ve learned in my short life so far is that some things don’t need a reason; they just are right, simply by instinct. That’s why I chose Yale!”