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LAUREN RYAN

Player profile

position
Distance
year
Junior
hometown
Brighton, Australia
high school
Geelong Grammar
other college
Villanova

BIO:

PERFORMANCE PROFILE

Joins the Noles as a junior transfer from Villanova…was a six-time All-BIG EAST performer between cross country and track…joining fellow Aussie Maudie Skyring, she brings a wealth of talent and experience at the highest level to the squad.

2019-20

Cross Country: Transitioned seamlessly in her first season with the Noles, adding quality to the deepest team in program history…earned All-ACC and All-South Region honors…finished second in her FSU debut at the Covered Bridge Open and was recognized as ACC Performer of the Week…finished 34th overal at the Joe Piane Notre Dame Invitational in 16:56.7…ran 21:22.1 for 88th in her first 6k of the season at the Under Armour Pre-National meet…led the Noles to a runner-up finish at the ACC Championships with a team-leading sixth-place finish (21:00.9)…placed 15th at the NCAA South Region meet, helping the Noles to a successful title defense…checked in with a 114th-place finish at the NCAA Championships, aiding the Noles’ 12th-place team finish.

Personal

Arrives in Tallahassee after two productive seasons at Villanova…was initially recruited by FSU coach Kelly Phillips out of high school…owns personal-bests of 4:20.99 (1500), 4:43.22 (mile), 9:21.21 (3000), 16:26.06 (5000)…earned All-Mid Atlantic Region honor in 2017 and competed at the NCAA Championships…two-time All-BIG East in cross country…member of 2019 Penn Relays championship 4×1500 relay…two-time NCAA East Prelims qualifier in the 5000…member of the Australian Junior team in both cross country and track…Australian Junior Cross Country national champion in 2017…finished 44th at the 2017 IAAF World U20 Cross Country Championships in Uganda…also competed in the 1500 and 3000 at the 2016 IAAF World U20 Championships in Poland…was runner-up at the 2015 World Schools Cross Country Championships…four-semester Dean’s List student Villanova…majoring in sport management at FSU…the daughter of Gregory and Leanne Ryan…born March 15, 1998 in Melbourne, Australia.