Lauren Kuntz
Lauren Kuntz
Height: 5-6
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Pittsburgh, Pa.
High School: Mount Lebanon
Position: Pole Vault
Major: Mechanical Engineering and Physics

2013: (Indoor): Finished first in pole vault at four different meets … vaulted a 12-05.50 at the Tufts Stampede (2/01) … improved to 12-07.50 to take first at NEICAAAs (2/23) … was the runner-up with a personal record of 12-11.50 at NCAAs (3/08).

2012: Tied for eighth in pole vault (11-05 ¾) at the ECAC Division III Championship (indoor) … finished second in pole vault (11-05 ¾) at the NEWMAC Championship and the NEICAAA (12-01 ½) and third at the ECAC Division III Championship (outdoor) … NEWMAC Academic All-Conference … CoSIDA Academic All-District and CoSIDA first team All-America.

2011: All-America in pole vault (indoor and outdoor) … NCAA Division III All-Region in pole vault (indoor and outdoor) … All-New England in pole vault (indoor and outdoor) … NEWMAC All-Conference in pole vault … NEWMAC Academic All-Conference … recorded program’s fourth-best indoor mark in pole vault (12-0.50 feet) of all-time … recorded program’s third-best outdoor mark in pole vault (12-7.75 feet) of all-time … won pole vault at Springfield Invitational (11-7.75 feet) … finished in top four of pole vault at 13 different meets

Off the Track: Majoring in mechanical engineering and physics with a concentration in music … investigated the ways to visualize data relating to the impacts of climate change on a particular watershed … Elite 89 Award … two-time All-America in pole vault … first team Academic All-America … … Malcolm G. Kispert Award … team captain.

Personal: Daughter of Lori Benson and Jay Kuntz.