Track and Field
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Lauren Terstappen
Player Profile:
Lauren Terstappen 824968
Position: Pole Vault
Other Position: Pole Vault
Height: 5'9"
Year: Redshirt Graduate
Hometown: Phoenixville, Pa.
High School: Phoenixville Area HS

Career Honors
• NCAA Qualifier, Outdoor Pole Vault (2011, 2013)
• All-ACC, Indoor Pole Vault (2013)
• All-ACC, Outdoor Pole Vault (2011, 2013)
• All-ACC Academic, Indoor Track & Field (2011, 2013)
• All-ACC Academic, Outdoor Track & Field (2011)
• USTFCCCA All-Academic (2011)
• USA Junior Championships Participant, Pole Vault (2011)

Clemson Highlights
• Ranks first in Clemson history in the indoor pole vault & outdoor pole vault.

2014 Highlights
• Owned the team’s top three indoor clearances (with a best of 13-5.25 at the Armory Collegiate)
• Cleared 13 feet on three occasions during indoor season

2013 Outdoor Highlights
• Earned second career bid to the NCAA Championships as one of the 12 jumpers remaining in the vault at the East Preliminary Round on May 24
• Jumped 13-5.25 on second try in Greensboro to move on to the national finals
• Broke Clemson record at the Bob Pollock Invitational with a clearance of 13-6.25; the bar was hit and rattled for several seconds, but never fell
• Earned All-ACC honor with third-place finish after clearing 13-1.5 at a windy Paul Derr Track
• Cleared 13-5.75 to easily win the B section of the pole vault at the Texas Relays

2013 Indoor Highlights
• Returned from serious elbow injury to earn all-conference status in the pole vault; she cleared the bar at just over 13 feet at the league meet in Blacksburg
• Season-best clearance was 13-1.5 at the Armory Collegiate Invitational in New York City; she finished in a tie for 12th at the prestigious meet in February

2012 Highlights
• Showed consistent progress until suffering an elbow injury at the Florida Relays early in outdoor season; sat out remainder of the season due to the injury
• Finished fifth at the ACC Indoor Championships with a clearance of 13-1.75
• Established Clemson indoor record with jump of 13-2.5 at the Clemson Invitational and jumped 13-1.5 at the New Balance Invitational
• Jumped personal best 13-4.25, second in Clemson history, at the Jim Click Shootout in Arizona during outdoor season; easily won the event in what was a scored team competition

2011 Outdoor Highlights
• Earned a spot at the NCAA Outdoor Championships by virtue of 10th-place finish at the East Preliminary Round in Bloomington, Ind.
• Second female vaulter in Clemson history to advance to nationals, joining Joana Costa (2003)
• Runner-up in the pole vault at the ACC Championships, she cleared a personal best 13-3.75
• Placed fourth at both the Florida Relays and Penn Relays
• Cleared 13-1.5 and was second place at the Clemson Final Qualifier
• Advanced to USA Junior Championships and tied for fifth with 12-5.5 clearance in Eugene

2011 Indoor Highlights
• Sixth-place finisher at the ACC Championships, she went over the bar successfully at 12-11.5
• Season-best clearance was 13-0.25 in runner-up showing at the Tiger Paw Invitational; it was the first indoor 13-foot clearance in school history for a female
• Won pole vault competitions at the Clemson Challenge and JRF Combined Events Invitational, as well as the unseeded section at the Virginia Tech Elite Meet

Phoenixville Area High School Highlights
• Earned AAA state championships in the pole vault, indoor and outdoor, as a senior in 2010
• Established school indoor and outdoor records, her best clearance was 12-5.5 indoors
• Competed at the 2010 Nike Indoor Nationals, finishing in a tie for 10th place, and the New Balance Outdoor Nationals, where she tied for 13th
• Coached by Mike Lawryk of the Vertical Assault Pole Vaulting Club

• Born 3/2/92
• Daughter of Karl and Cathleen Terstappen
• Earned undergraduate degree in health science in August 2013
• Two-time member of the ACC Academic Honor Roll

Best Collegiate Mark
• Pole Vault — 13-6.25 / 4.12m

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