CAREER HIGHLIGHTS: Became the 12th Gamecock volleyball player to record 1,000 career kills...Closed her career tied for 10th in solo blocks (46), 11th in attacks (2,556), 12th in kills (1,021) and points (1,253.5) and 13th in hitting percentage (.250)...Ranks 17th in career kills per set (2.59) and 19th in career points per set (3.18)...Stands 20th in total career blocks (29), 22nd in service aces (95), 23rd in block assists (183), 25th in service aces per set (0.24) and 26th in blocks per set (0.58)...A four-time Southeastern Conference Academic Honor Roll member.
2010 (SENIOR): Played in 26 matches, starting 16...Moved to outside hitter after playing her first three years at middle blocker...Ranked second on the team with 2.42 kills per set and 2.69 points per set...Led the team in kills four times while totaling double-digit kills 12 times...Hit over .400 twice and over .300 six times...Compiled her first career double-double with 12 kills and 12 digs against College of Charleston (9/4)...Followed that with a season-best 14 kills at Winthrop (9/4)...Posted a season-best .481 hitting percentage on 13 kills without an error in the win over Furman (9/10)...Had 12 kills against Lipscomb (9/11)...Named to the Gamecock Invitational All-Tournament Team after those outings...Had 11 kills and a season-best three blocks at No. 22 Kentucky (9/19)...Hit .435 with 13 kills against The Citadel (9/26)...Added a .393 outing with 12 kills against Arkansas...Tallied 10 kills and a career-best six assists in the win at Mississippi State (10/8)...After missing two weeks due to a heart procedure, had a tough time with no double-figure kill matches for two weeks...Finally rebounded with eight kills against Alabama and 15 on a .353 hitting percentage against Mississippi State (11/12-13)...Tallied 11 kills at No. 16 LSU (11/19)...Earned placement on SEC Fall Academic Honor Roll.
2009 (JUNIOR): Started 27 matches on the year...Finished third on the team in kills and points per set and second in blocks and aces per set...Posted 15 double-digit kill matches and led the team in kills five times...Led or tied for the lead in blocks on nine occasions...Hit over .300 nine times...Had 10 kills in the season-opening win at Clemson (8/28)...Posted her season high of five blocks to go with seven kills against College of Charleston (8/29)...Sat out the final three sets of the Winthrop match and missed the Gamecock Invitational due to injury...Came back with 13 kills in the win over Rice (9/11)...Posted 10 kills against No. 23 Wichita State (9/12)...Had 10 kills in the victory at Mississippi (9/20)...Hit .400 on 14 kills while adding four blocks against Alabama (9/25)...Started a stretch of eight straight outings with double-digit kills with 13 at Auburn (10/18)...Had her best outing by percentage against Arkansas (10/25), hitting .450 (10-1-20)...Compiled a career-best 22 kills while hitting .391 at Mississippi State (10/30)...Closed the streak with 12 kills and a .400 percentage at South Carolina State (11/13)...Named to the SEC Fall Academic Honor Roll.
2008 (SOPHOMORE): Started all 26 matches in which she played...Ranked second on the team and eighth in the SEC in hitting percentage at .308 and third on the squad with a 2.59 kills-per-set average...Her hitting percentage stood 128th in NCAA Division I...Finished second on the team with 0.58 blocks per set...Made 24 aces, third on the squad...Also averaged 0.78 digs per frame...Saw her consecutive-sets played streak end at 140 due to a leg injury that kept her out in the first LSU matchup...Led the team in kills five times and in blocks 10 times...Hit .407 with 15 kills in the four-set win over Dayton (8/29)...Followed that with 13 kills and a career-best nine digs in the five-set triumph over UNLV (8/30)...Hit .462 with seven kills, two aces and four blocks in the win over Boston College (9/5)...Had 15 kills and a .379 hitting percentage in the Rhode Island victory (9/5)...Hit .652 (15-0-23) in the sweep of the College of Charleston (9/12)...Compiled 13 kills, four blocks and three aces in the victory at Arkansas (9/28)...Made 14 kills and a season-high three aces at Auburn (10/19)...Hit .733, tied for third-best in program history, on 11 kills in the victory over South Carolina State (10/23)...Followed that with 12 kills at Georgia (10/24)...Had 11 and 10 kills in the home wins over Mississippi (11/2) and Auburn (11/7), respectively...Knocked down 15 kills at Tennessee (11/16)...Hit .700 on seven kills to go with three aces in the sweep of Mississippi State (11/23)...Made eight kills and a season-best five block assists against No. 14 Florida...Earned a spot on the SEC Fall Academic Honor Roll.
2007 (FRESHMAN): Garnered recognition on the SEC All-Freshman Team...One of three Gamecocks to start all 29 matches...Led the team with 42 aces while ranking second in hitting percentage (.286), kills per game (2.71) and blocks per game (0.92)...Had the second-most attack attempts (692)...Her 0.40 aces per game stood sixth in the SEC...Tied for fifth in the league's statistical rankings with 0.33 aces per conference game...Led the team in kills on nine occasions and in blocks in 12 outings...Compiled double-digit kills on 15 occasions...Hit over .500 on three occasions and at or above .400 in two other outings...In her debut match, hit .375 (11-2-24) with six blocks, five digs and two aces in the victory over Binghamton (8/24)...Had 16 kills and a season-best seven blocks against Maryland (9/1)...Three of those were solo blocks, tying for second in program history in a five-game match...Set a team high with five aces and added seven digs in the win over Rice (9/7)...Hit .615 (8-0-13) and .500 (10-1-18) in consecutive wins in the Gamecock Nike Invitational over Troy and Appalachian State (9/7-8)...Added three aces and six blocks against the Mountaineers...Named to the all-tournament team for her efforts...Compiled a .400 (17-3-35) hitting percentage in her first SEC match against Auburn (9/14), contributing three aces as well...Started a four-match double-digit kills streak at Alabama (9/28)...Had 13 kills and five blocks at Mississippi State (9/30)...Got 15 kills with a .500 percentage while adding three aces in the win over Tennessee (10/5)...Closed out the streak with 17 kills, four blocks and three aces against Kentucky (10/7)...Started another skein of double-digit kills at Georgia with 11 (10/19)...Had a high of 13 kills during that streak against Mississippi (10/26)...Had 10 kills, six digs and five blocks in the victory over LSU (10/28)...Tied her own mark with three solo blocks in the five-game affair versus the Tigers...Had 15, 13 and 17 successful attacks against Arkansas (11/2), at Kentucky (11/9) and at Tennessee (11/11), respectively...Added six digs and five blocks in the match in Knoxville...Had six blocks in the season-ending win over Alabama (11/18)...Earned listing on SEC Freshman Academic Honor Roll.
HIGH SCHOOL: Earned four letters in volleyball, basketball and track and field while attending Flanagan High School...Twice garnered Champaign News-Gazette Special Mention All-State Team accolades in volleyball (2005-06)...A unanimous first-team all-conference pick her sophomore, junior and senior years...Made the Bloomington (Ill.) Pantagraph All-Area First Team in 2004, 2005 and 2006...The Streator Times-Press chose her for its All-Area First Team the same three years as well...Twice, Laughlin was selected to the Iroquois West All-Tournament Team (2005-06)...Named the Bloomington Pantagraph Volleyball Player of the Year and overall Female Athlete of the Year after her senior season...Also a first-team member of the Ottawa Daily Times All-Area Team and school's MVP as a senior after leading Flanagan to a fourth-place finish at the state tournament in 2006...Also achieved All-Tournament recognition at the Effingham Tournament in 2006...Named team's Most Improved Player following her junior campaign...Her club volleyball team placed third at the 2006 Amateur Athletic Union Championships...Served as the team's captain...In basketball, earned first-team all-conference her sophomore, junior and senior years...Listed on the Bloomington Pantagraph and Streator Times-Press All-Area First Teams for her performance as a junior and senior...After earning Prairie Central All-Tournament Team honors as a junior, her senior year she took home the MVP award...Also named team MVP that season...In track & field, Laughlin qualified for the state meet in the triple jump each year of high school...Finished fifth in the event as a sophomore and improved to third her junior year...Her school-record jump of 36-11 1/2 also ranked third all-time for the area...Contributed the most individual points for Flanagan at the 2004 and 2005 state meets...A long jump qualifier her sophomore and junior years...Competed on the 4x800-meter relay team her freshman season as well...A member of National Honor Society and the all-conference academic team...Was her class's salutatorian.
PERSONAL: Full name is Megan Kristine Laughlin...Her parents are Brian and Christine Laughlin...Has an older sister, Kelsie, and a younger brother, Adam...Major is marketing.
LAUGHLIN'S CAREER HIGHS
Kills: 22, Mississippi State (10/30/09) Attacks: 48, BYU (8/28/10) Hitting Percentage (Min. 12 Attacks): .733, South Carolina State (10/23/08) Assists: 6, Mississippi State (10/8/10) Service Aces: 5, Rice (9/7/07) Digs: 12, College of Charleston (9/4/10) Block Solos: 3, three times, last LSU (10/28/07) Block Assists: 6, Alabama (10/17/07) Total Blocks: 7, Maryland (9/1/07)