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At Michigan ... NFCA Great Lakes All-Region first team (catcher, 2015) ... All-Big Ten first team (catcher, 2013) ... Two-time All-Big Ten second team (catcher, 2014, '15) ... Academics ... Academic All-Big Ten (2015) ... U-M Athletic Academic Achievement (2014, '15).
Senior (2015)... NFCA Great Lakes All-Region first team ... All-Big Ten second team (catcher) ... Academic All-Big Ten ... U-M Athletic Academic Achievement Award ... Appeared in 60 games, starting 59 at catcher ... Missed seven games due to injury ... Registered career highs in all offensive categories, most notably a .302 batting average, 12 home runs and 56 RBI ... Posted 10 multi-hit games and 17 multi-RBI games ... Caught a pair of no-hitters, including a seven-inning, 15-strikeout effort from Megan Betsa at Maryland (April 26) ... Went 1-for-2 with three walks vs. #7 UCLA in WCWS play (May 29) ... Knocked out a fourth-inning grand slam in WCWS opener vs. #5 Alabama (May 28) ... Recorded a career-long nine-game hitting streak from May 9-May 29 ... Posted two hits and two RBI, including an RBI single in the top of the seventh, in U-M's 7-6 win vs. #14 Georgia in NCAA Super Regional play (May 22) ... Tallied the game-ending two-run double in the sixth inning in NCAA Regional semifinal vs. #19 California (May 16) ... Knocked out two home runs as part of a 2-for-3, four-RBI effort vs. Penn State (May 1) ... Hit a towering solo shot over the right field grandstand for the go-ahead and game-winning run vs. Michigan State (April 21) ... Knocked out a two-run homer at Rutgers (April 11) ... Went 3-for-4 with three RBI, including a first-inning two-run homer, at #14 Minnesota (April 4) ... Tallied a pinch-hit RBI in return from injury vs. Iowa-2 (March 28) ... Went 2-for-2 with a home run and two RBI vs. San Diego State (March 7) ... Also registered two hits and two RBI vs. #9 Baylor (March 6) ... Posted a career-best seven-game hit streak (Feb. 22-March 1), tallying seven RBI over the stretch .. Named to the Easton Bama Bash All-Tournament Team ... Drove in four runs at #3 Alabama as part of a 2-for-3 effort (Feb. 20) ... Named Big Ten Co-Player of the Week after hitting .500 (5-for-10) with nine RBI at the Unconquered Invitational (Feb. 13-15) ... Drove in both game-winning runs in DH at #6 Florida State (Feb. 14), including a two-run single in the nightcap ... Belted out grand slam as part of a 2-for-5, four-RBI effort vs. Georgia Tech (Feb. 13).
Junior (2014) ... All-Big Ten second team (catcher, 2014) ... U-M Athletic Academic Achievement (2014) ... Started 57 games at catcher ... Batted .339 with six homers and 21 RBI in Big Ten games ... Threw out 12 would-be base-stealers and picked off three more ... Collected 12 multi-hit games and nine multi-RBI games ... Had a 3-for-5 game with a double and four RBI at Florida State in the Super Regional (May 22) ... Picked up two hits vs. San Diego State (May 17) ... Hit a run-scoring double against San Diego State (May 16) ... Knocked in two runs vs. Minnesota in the Big Ten Tournament finale (May 10) ... Hit a single and a double against Illinois (May 9) ... Tallied a pair of hits, including a double, and knocked in two runs vs. Wisconsin (May 3) ... Collected two hits against Illinois (Apr. 25) ... Went 2-for-3 with a home run against Purdue (Apr. 23) ... Hit a three-run home run against Minnesota (Apr. 20) ... Went 2-for-3 with a home run, a double, two walks, two RBIs and scored one run against Michigan State (Apr. 13) ... Went 2-for-5 with two home runs (one being a grand slam), five RBIs and scored two runs in doubleheader against Ohio State (Apr. 6) ... Collected one hit and two RBIs against Penn State (Mar. 29) ... Hit a two-run HR in her only at-bat of the game vs. Indiana (March 21) ... Went 2-for-4 against Houston (Mar.7) ... Collected two hits against Washington (Mar. 6) ... Went 2-for-3 with one RBI against Central Arkansas (Feb. 15) ... Collected two hits, recorded two RBIs and scored one run against Louisiana-Lafayette (Feb. 15).
Sophomore (2013) ... All-Big Ten First Team ... Big Ten Player of the Week (April 29) ... Regular Season ... Played in 57 contests, starting 55 at catcher ... Batted .236 with 10 home runs and 34 RBI ... Collected 10 multi-RBI games ... Homered twice in the win over California in the Ann Arbor Regional (May 18) ... Was 2-2 at the plate with a home run and two RBIs at Nebraska (April 28) ... Went 3-4 with a home run and three RBIs, in addition to having the game-winning hit against Nebraska (April 27) ... Hit a three-run homer against Iowa (April 21) ... Went 2-for-3 with a home run and two RBI against Michigan State (April 12) ... Tied a U-M single game record with three doubles at Penn State (March 30), and also hit a home run and collected five RBI ... Blasted a home run vs. Purdue (March 23) ... Hit a three-run home run against Washington (March 14).
Freshman (2012) ... Named Big Ten Freshman of the Week (March 26) ... Started 56 games -- 50 at catcher, three at designated player, two in rightfield, one in leftfield ... Totaled 11 multi-hit games ... Hit six home runs and was second on the team with 10 doubles ... Recorded 24 RBI, good for third on the team ...Went 2-for-4 with a double, and RBI and a run against Eastern Michigan (May 1) ... In Michigan's three-game sweep of Penn State (March 24-25), went 5-for-6 with three runs scored, three RBI and a home run ... Batted 7-for-14 (.500) at the Citrus Classic (March 2-4), including a 3-for-4 performance against Virginia (March 3) and a 3-for-3 showing against Temple (March 4) ... Her bases-loaded HBP walked in the winning run against Temple ... Hit first career home run in Michigan's 2-1 win at No. 22 LSU (Feb. 11).
Prep ... Graduated from Santiago High School (2011) ... Four-year varsity letterwinner ... California Miss Softball (2011) ... Under Armour All-American (2011) ... Led Santiago to the 2011 state championship, hitting a walk-off grand slam for the win ... Also helped Santiago to the 2011 CIF title ... All-League MVP following senior season (2011) ... Two-time all-state selection (2010-11)... Three-time all-tournament and all-league honoree (2009-11).
Personal ... Lauren Chanel Sweet was born on July 31, 1993 ... Enrolled in the College of Literature, Science and the Arts, majoring in elementary education ... Daughter of Troy and Carol Sweet ... Sister, Jackie, played softball at Utah.