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Lauren (LeRoy) Sporrer was a two-time WIAA state girls diving champion at Oshkosh North before graduating in 2004. She went on to star at the University of Tennessee, winning and Southeastern Conference championship and twice earning honorable mention All-America honors.
Undergraduate College Attended: University of Tennessee
Academic Major: Exercise Science
Graduate College Attended: Palmer College of Chiropractic
Graduate Degrees Earned: Doctor of Chiropractic
Current Residence: Tomball, Texas
Current Career: Chiropractor and diving coach
Family: Husband Dr. Jared Sporrer
List any community organizations, hobbies or activities you are involved in: Woodlands Diving (assistant coach for club diving). Church. I teach an injury prevention class once a week at a yoga studio. I also have a small essential oils business as part of my chiropractic practice.
What sports do you participate in now? weight lifting, tennis, yoga
What game/event against an FVA opponent stands out in your memory and why? The Neenah Diving Invite was always the biggest invite before state with the best competitors so we really had an idea of where we stood leading up to state. Plus Tim Foulks was my club coach and I dove at that pool when I wasn't in high school season so their facility felt like home (and it was a beautiful facility).
Who was your favorite athlete you competed against in the FVA? Megan Senso from Neenah High School. She was always very tough.
Who was your favorite FVA team to compete against? All the Neenah divers coached by Tim Foulks. They were all good and made it to state, so I wanted to be as good as them.
What makes you most proud of your high school? The support, especially from the leadership and athletic department like Mr. Lieder. He was always supportive and up to date on what was going on and helped us improve our diving facility by getting concrete stands, which is a very big deal for divers. We couldn't have had more supportive coaches: my sister Erin (LeRoy) Klump, and all my track coaches, especially Mr. Weber and Ms. Carbiener.
Please share anything else you have done or accomplished since high school that is noteworthy: I run a very small chiropractic practice in the gym facility where I also coach diving. I get to work with all kinds of people but especially love working with young athletes to prepare them for college and teach them injury prevention and recovery. Thankfully I have gotten to work with some of the most talented diving coaches in the US who have mentored me, as well as some of the most talented kids in the US which have allowed for quite a bit of travel including abroad. My passion to teach and coach was greatly influenced by the wonderful coaches and staff that poured in to me growing up in the FVA. I am forever grateful for that.
Quote: "The coaches and team made it the best experience. It always felt like home with excellent competition to push us and develop us as young adults and athletes. I remember numerous conference track meets being rainy and cold but we made the best of it and had a blast and that was due to the excellent leadership from our coaches and school."