Lauren Perdue- GSC's Olympic Gold Medalist

This page is dedicated to the Lauren Perdue,GSC's first Olympic gold medalist. It is a celebrationof the career and achievements of the mostsuccessful swimmer in GSC's long and rich history of producing outstanding athletes.

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Career Highlights

  • 2012 Olympic Gold Medalist

  • 2013 ACC Swimmer of the Championships

  • 2011 ACC Swimmer of the Year

  • 2011 ACC Swimmer of the Championships

  • 2010 ACC Freshman of the Year

  • 2010 ACC Swimmer of the Championships

  • NCAA All-American (16) 2013: 200 Free (HM), 200FR-R (HM), 400 FR-R (HM), 800 FR-R (HM) 2011: 50Free, 200 Free, 100 Free (HM), 800FR-R, 200 FR-R(HM),
    400 FR-R (HM) 2010: 50 Free, 200 Free, 100 Free(HM), 400 Medley Relay, 200 Free Relay, 400 Free Relay

  • 19 x ACC Champion

  • 2012 NCAA Silver Medalist 200 Free

  • World Rankings:

    • 2012: 26th in the World in the 200m Freestyle

    • 2009: 68th in the world in the 200m Freestyle

    • 2009: 4th in the World (18&under) in the 200m Freestyle

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Lauren's Career Bests





50 y Freestyle



100 y Freestyle



200 y Freestyle



50 m Freestyle



100 m Freestyle



200 m Freestyle



News Articles and Items of Interest

10/04/13- Olympic Gold Medalist Lauren Perdue sculpted by Carole A. Feuerman

Lauren Perdue sculpture






Perdue visited Feuerman's studio in Manhattan to pose for a new sculpture that will debut at Mana Contemporary on September 29, 2013 as part of an outdoor installation of Feuerman's work.

Carole A. Feuerman is a world-renowned hyperrealist sculptor most known for her series of swimmers and bathers which she began in the late 70s. Among the notable honors she has received are the Lorenzo de Medici Prize, first prizes at the Austrian Biennale and the Florence Biennale, Best in Show at the 2008 Beijing Biennale, and first prize at the 2008 Beijing Olympics Fine Art Exhibition.

Read more and watch video! Click the photo to view a larger picture of the finished product!

9/16/13- Lauren Perdue is the featured guest at the NCS Awards Banquet!

NCS Banquet Announcement

9/2/13- Lauren Perdue Speaks at Kinston Rotary Club Check out the article by Jessika Morgan, the Sports Writer: Perdue visited Rotary Club of Kinston Thursdayto share her journey to the 2012 Olympics in London. From a discouraging back injury that ended in surgery to the opening and closing ceremonies, Perdue told her story to nearly 100 people and received a Kinston proclamation in return... Read More

Olympic Experience

From left, Grace Fountain,13, Katie Frank,13, Olympic swimming gold medalist Lauren Purdue, Maggie Tyndall,12 and Wilson Archie,14, on Thursday at noon Rotary at Kings. The students attend Arendell Parrott Academy and are on swim teams.

Janet S. Carter / The Free Press








5/25/13- Olympian Inspires Youth Olympic Gold Medalist and former GSC Swimmer Lauren Perdue spoke at South Greenville Elementary School to inspire the youth of her hometown. “Even though obstacles will come up in your life, you really just have to remember what your dreams are and work as hard as possible to get there.”

Check out the article by Abbie Bennett on The Daily Reflector website here: Olympian inspires youth





2/4/13- Greenville Native Perdue Honored At Virginia: Check out this story from WITN about GSC's favorite Olympian, Lauren Perdue.

9/16/12-GSC's favorite Olympian, Lauren Perdue, was featured in a great article on US Swimming's website. Click here to read it: LAUREN PERDUE: READY FOR MORE.

8/17/12- Great article from the Reflector about Lauren's welcome home party: Gold medalist Perdue greets fans

8/16/12- Interview with Lauren by WITN: Lauren Perdue Returns to Greenville





8/2/12- Perdue Helps Relay Team to Olympic Gold!Congratulations to Lauren Perdue, who will bring Olympic Gold to Greenville! Lauren's efforts in the preliminary swim helped secure the finals spot for Team USA. The finals team set an Olympic record winning the Gold medal. Check out WITN's report HERE.

7/26/12- Watch the 2012 US Olympic Swimming Team's rendition of Carly Rae Jepson's song, "Call Me Maybe," co-staring GSC's Lauren Perdue!