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Lauren Ford
Lauren  Ford


Indianapolis, Ind.

High School:
Lawrence North

Last College:




2004 - Team leader in blocks with 118 (11 block solos, 107 block assists) ... Averaged 1.27 blocks per game ... Second on the team in kills with 228 ... Averaged 2.45 kills per game ... Hit .235 on the year with 18 service aces ... Recorded 10 double figure kill matches, including six in SEC matches ... Posted a career high 14 kills in match against Georgia (10/22) ... Registered a career high 13 total blocks against Ole Miss (10/8) ... Also during that match, she recorded a career-high 10 block assists ... Finished sixth in the SEC in blocks with 1.28 per game ... Finished fifth in blocks for overall matches in the SEC with 1.34 per game ... Was the first player to record more that 100 block assists in a season since Cindy Robarge in 1998 ... Is only the seventh player in Gamecock history to record at least 100 block assists in a season ... Her 118 total blocks for the season was the most by a Gamecock player since Danika Taylor had 124 in 1998 ... Recorded the highest hitting percentage for the team this season when she hit .500 (12k, 2e, 20ta) against Notre Dame ... Had three service aces against Northern Illinois ... Recorded a career high five digs against UGA (11/14) ... Earned SEC Player of the Week honors ... Named tournament MVP of the Gamecock Invitational where she had 23 kills and hit .452 for the weekend ... Named to the Duke Invitational all-tournament team as she led the team with 14 blocks (1.40 per game) and five aces ... One of USC's highest jumpers.
2003 - Led the team in blocks with 97 and averaged 0.98 blocks p/game ... Top returning leader in hitting percentage with .254 ... Finished the season third on the team in kills (231) ... Second on the team in total blocks in SEC games ... Recorded three matches where she hit over .400 ... Career high for hitting percentage was .458 against LSU (10/19) ... Her .458 percentage was the third best on the team for 2003 ... Posted 17 kills for a career high vs. Santa Clara (9/18) ... Recorded eight total blocks against Santa Clara (9/18) which also marked the second most blocks in a match on the team for the season ... One of four players to record over 30 service aces ... Started in 25 of the 29 matches she played.

at Wisconsin- Played in 24 matches ... started eight matches at middle blocker ... averaged 1.71 kills and 0.75 blocks per game ... set the UW three-game match record for hitting percentage against Bowling Green (.875) ... connected on 30 percent of her attacks ... recorded a career-high 14 kills against the Falcons ... had a career-high six blocks vs. Illinois and vs. Iowa ... had two service aces vs. Penn State.

High School - Volleyball Magazine Fab 50-ranked 28th on the impact expected to make in college volleyball over the next four years ... graduated from Lawrence North H. S. and was coached by Harry Liggett ... member of the 2001 U.S. National training team ... two-time all-county ... all-conference as a senior ... named to the Indianapolis Star Metro Team and Super Team ... Played club volleyball with Kaepa Circle City under Coach Chad Janney ... aided her club team to a runner-up finish at the 2001 U.S. Junior Olympics ... Also lettered in basketball and track.

Personal - Full name is Lauren Makia Ford ... nickname is "Tree"... parents are Mac and Gloria Ford ... has two brothers - Raphael and David.

Lauren Ford


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