#15 Lauren Ford
|HOMETOWN (PREVIOUS SCHOOL)||Lenexa, Kan. (Saint Thomas Aquinas HS)|
2013: A-Sun All-Conference First Team…Honorable Mention AVCA All-America team…AVCA All-South Region Division I Team…Invitee to U.S. Women’s National Volleyball Team open tryout… A-Sun All-Tournament Team…A-Sun Academic All-Conference Team…A-Sun All-Academic Team…Third overall in A-Sun in kills per set (3.77) and third in points per set (4.07)…Ranked third among active career leaders in A-Sun with 1,138 kills…One of only six players in the history of the program to break the 1,000 kills mark in the NCAA era and the seventh overall in the program….Ranked fourth in A-Sun in conference matches only with 3.98 kills per set…Ninth in conference matches only with a .280 hitting percentage…Ford recorded 422 kills…93 digs, .83 per set….41 blocks, ,37 per set…One of four players to play in all 112 sets, 31 matches…Career high 25 kills in five sets at ETSU (11/8)…Twice posted 21 or more kills against ETSU with 21 (10/5) and 25 (11/8), both times in five sets…24 matches with double figures in kills…Season-high eight digs at ETSU (11/8).
2012: Second on the team with 389 kills and 3.74 kills per set … Played in and started in all 30 matches and played in all 104 sets … Had a season-high 23 kills vs. Kennesaw State (11/2) … Had 21 matches of double-digit kill performances … Had eight double-doubles … Had 11 matches of double-digit dig performances … Tied for second on the team with 25 service aces … Third on the team with 260 digs ... Ford was named on the All-A Sun Second Team and on the All-A Sun Academic Team ... Ford was named to the All-Tournament team in the Kentucky Classic with 32 kills, 28 digs and a double-double in three matches ... Also named to the All-Tournament team in the Arizona Invitational with 46 kills and 16 digs in three matches.
2011: Played in 103 sets and started in 28 matches and played in 29 matches … Third on the team with 327 kills and second on the team with 3.17 kills per set … Had 21 double-digit kill totals … Had a season-high 18 kills vs. Valparaiso (9/10) … Unanimous A-Sun All Freshman team honoree … Selected on the Atlantic Sun all-tournament team.
High School: Kansas Class 5A All-State (2009, 2010). …All-EKL (2009, 2010). …Team Captain (2010). …Kansas 5A State Champions (2007) and State runner up (2008, 2009, 2010)…Prep Volleyball Academic All-America. …National Honor Society Officer. …Eight semesters of President's Honor Roll. …Graduated summa cum laude.
Club: KC Power …2009 Junior Olympic 16 Open National Champion. …MEQ First Place (2009, 2010, 2011). …Northern Lights First Place (2009). …Show Me First Place (2009, 2010).
Personal: Parents are Chuck and Angie Ford …One brother, Mike, who plays basketball at Maryville University. …Major is exercise science.