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Laurelyn Rawson
Swimming, Track & Field

Class of 1995

Laurelyn Rawson was a three-year letterwinner in swimming and four-year recipient in track and field. She was team MVP all three years she swam for the Bison and graduated with six school records, including the 50-, 100-, and 200-yard Freestyles, the 200 and 400 Freestyle Relays, and the 400 Medley Relay. In her senior year, Rawson earned PAC Swimmer of the Week twice, won the conference championship in the 50 Free and earned Second Team All-PAC in the 100 Free and 200 Free.

Rawson’s throwing career for the track team saw her earn team MVP honors in her junior and senior seasons.

On campus, Rawson was a member of the Outdoor Club and Phi Mu for two years.

Among the accomplishments Rawson has achieved since graduating from Bethany in 1995 with a degree in fine arts include developing the urban program Suburban Safari for people to experience nature through hiking and paddling; being one of three people to win an award from Loudoun County for Agricultural Entertainment; developing an open water swim for Curl Burke Masters Swim Team, which started in 2001 and continues today; helping the 1999 Virginia Masters Swim Team win the National Championship meet with four national top finishes; and being a tri-athlete with several top five finishes in local meets.

Rawson, who graduated from Fairfax High School in Virginia, currently resides in Centreville, Va.