Women's Track and Field Roster

Lauren Tillman

Year Fy.
Event Mid-Distance
Hometown Maple Grove, Minn.
High School Maple Grove

Year at Gustavus: Freshman
What events are you in? Are you in both cross country and track and field?: I am in both cross country and track; in track I run mid-distance events.
Where did you go to high school?: Maple Grove Senior High School
Where is your hometown?: Maple Grove, MN
Tell me about your family (siblings, are any of your family members current/previous Gusties?): Parents: Troy and Lisa; one older brother, Erik
Tell me about your experiences so far at Gustavus: Everyone on campus and the team especially is so friendly and caring! I'm so glad I chose Gustavus and I've made so many new friends here!
What volunteering or community service have you done in and/or out of college?: I do annual volunteering at a local race.
What other extracurricular activities, clubs, or organizations are you a part of?: I am a part of the Environmental Action Coalition (EAC).
How have these activities changed your time at Gustavus?: EAC has helped me meet new people, feel like I belong on campus more, and do something I'm passionate about!
Have you been a part of any movements that work for social justice or change? What are you passionate about?: I am passionate about climate justice and intersectionality.
Newspaper: If you would like press releases involving you sent to any hometown newspapers, please list them here: Osseo Maple Grove Champlin Dayton Press (www.pressnews.com)
Tell me about any high school athletic and academic achievements or awards that you have earned: 4x letter winner in cross country, 3x letter winner in track and field, 4x letter winner in academics, 2x All Conference Honorable Mention in track and field, 2x All Conference Honorable Mention in cross country, 3x All Conference in track and field, 1x All Conference in cross country, Academic All State, 2x MVP in track and field
Why did you choose Gustavus?: I chose Gustavus because when I toured here and did my overnight, it felt like home. The team atmosphere was great and the campus is beautiful. I just felt like this was the place for me.
In your opinion what makes the Gustavus cross country/track and field programs different from other colleges?: The team really is like one big family; everyone is so welcoming and friendly. You come to Gustavus and instantly have a group of friends who love and support you. There's no drama, and everyone just wants to see you succeed and do your best.