#3 Laura Whalen
Position: Defensive Specialist
Height: 5'6"
Class: Senior
Experience: 1 Letter
City/State: Littleton, Colo.
High School: Littleton HS
Other College: Texas St.
Major: Kinesiology/Human Movement
Born: 09/16/1992
Laura Whalen Bio
Career Statistics (LSU Only) Career Statistics (LSU Only)
Game-by-Game Log (LSU Only) Game-by-Game Log (LSU Only)
Courtesy: (@LSUsports)
Release: 05/22/2014

Garnered 22 appearances which included four starts … Posted 1.95 digs, 0.23 assists and 0.19 aces per set … One of six players to average over a dig per set … Corralled five-plus digs in 15 of her 22 outings fueled by nine 10-dig efforts … Collected an ace in 11 of her 22 appearances … Her 16 aces were third on the team … Converted 232-for-244 of her reception attempts which included four perfect passer rating with 10-plus attempts … Earned the start and registered 11 digs during LSU’s season opener against Texas-San Antonio (Aug. 30) … Tallied 10 digs, a season’s best three aces and was 26-for-26 on her reception attempts versus UC Davis (Aug. 31) … Sprawled out for 16 scoops at Miami (Sept. 13) … Turned in a season-high 18 digs against Georgia (Sept. 27) … Added 12 digs at Auburn (Oct. 18) … Secured 11 digs, two aces and was a spotless 22-for-22 on reception attempts during LSU’s five-set comeback win at Tennessee (Nov. 17) … Did not play during the NCAA Seattle Regional (Dec. 6-7).

Totaled 718 digs over 65 matches and served as Texas State’s primary libero over the last two seasons … Key contributor to the Bobcats winning the 2011 Southland Conference regular season and tournament championships … Texas State went 27-8 and garnered a 2011 NCAA Tournament appearance … Registered double figure digs 34 times which included five matches with over 20 scoops … Started 2011 campaign with seven straight matches with 10 or more digs … Collected 22 digs versus Austin Peay (Aug. 27) and Houston Baptist (Sept. 8) … Picked up Bama Bash All-Tournament honors … Finished season  with double figure digs in eight of last 10 matches (Oct. 29-Dec. 2) which included all three Southland Conference Tournament efforts … Racked up a career-best 26 digs versus Sam Houston State (Aug. 28) during the fourth match of 2012 season … Handed out 11 assists and 16 digs against Texas-San Antonio (Oct. 26) for her first career double-double ... Sprawled out for 25 scoops and added five assists versus New Mexico State (Nov. 8).

Coached by her mother, Margaret Whalen, at Littleton High School in Colorado … Earned All-State recognition as a senior after being named an All-Conference performer for all four seasons … A two-time team MVP, she earned the team’s best hitter award three teams and best server award twice … Totaled 905 digs, 804 kills and 183 aces during her four-year career … Also lettered in Track and Field … Qualified for the state meet in the long jump, triple jump and the 800-meter medley … Holds high school triple jump record of 35 feet, 5 inches … Plays club volleyball for Front Range, one of the top club programs in the nation … Helped her team to a silver medal at the 2009 AAU National Championships.

Daughter of Dennis and Margaret Whalen … Born on September 16, 1992 … Has two siblings: brother Patrick (27) and sister Bridget (23) … Bridget played volleyball at Southern Miss (2008-10) and team won the 2009 Conference USA regular season … Major is undecided.


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