Jan. 30, 2013
Marshall’s swimming & diving profile series with the seven seniors continues with Lauren Rone. A native of Aurora, Colo., Rone is a three-time winner this season and broke the score record in the one-meter event earlier this year against Vanderbilt with a score of 292.80. All-time she has the top three tops in the event and eight of the 20 all-time best scores at Marshall in the one-meter.
1. Why did you choose Marshall?
I chose Marshall because of the coaching staff at the time and on my trip I loved the girls and I just loved the campus with the old brick buildings. It was what you think of as a traditional university.
2. If you weren’t a diver, what other sport would you play or want to play?
I think either volleyball or tennis.
3. What is best diving advice you have ever received?
“What is the reward for doing good work and its more work.”
4. What is best and worst class you’ve had at Marshall?
Best was Econometrics because it taught me things I never thought that I would be able to learn. My worst was Political Science because I thought I wanted to do it but I realized I hated it.
5. What is the one thing you have to do before a meet?
Just relax, get in my zone and really focus on competing like I practice.
6. Which diver do you idolize?
David Boudia, he was the first male to win gold (2012) since Greg Louganis.
7. If you were an animal, what would you be and why?
I would be a hippo because it is my favorite animal.
8. If there was a team competition for top comedian, who would win and why?
Maribeth Smith because she is always goofing around at practice and she is my go-to-person when I am having a bad day. She can make you laugh and make it all better.
9. Which teammate is likely to burst in song at the most random times?
A tie between Maribeth and Cogs (Sarah Coghlin). They actually do (burst into song) on a normal basis.
10. Which event do you enjoy the best and why?
I love the one-meter because it is kind of my bread-and-butter and it’s my strong event.