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#3 Laura Whalen
Height: 5'6"
Class: Junior
Experience: Transfer
City/State: Littleton, Colo.
High School: Littleton HS
Other College: Texas St.
Major: Kinesiology/Human Movement
Born: 09/16/1992
Laura Whalen Bio - Sand
Courtesy: LSUsports.net (@LSUsports)
Release: 05/22/2014

JUNIOR SEASON (2014)
Competed primarily in the court four and five spots alongside Malorie Pardo, and the pair recorded an overall 4-5 record … Put LSU on the scoreboard during the both matches of the end-of-the-season Battle on the Bayou against UAB and Tulane, both times partnered with Pardo … Competed alongside Emma Hiller for two matches during the FIU Surf & Turf Tournament.

INDOOR VOLLEYBALL | Full Bio
Defensive specialist for LSU’s indoor volleyball team ... Recorded 164 digs with a 1.95 per-set average in her junior season after transferring from Texas State ... Tallied 11 digs, two aces and a flawless 22 receptions in the Lady Tiger’s five-set victory over Tennessee ... Added two aces in LSU’s victory over Mississippi State.

HIGH SCHOOL
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.

PERSONAL
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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