11  Lauren Wright
Lauren Wright

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Rowlett, Texas

High School:
Rowlett HS

Height:
6-2

Position:
MB/RS

Experience:
2L

Awards:
Tiger 3.0 Club (Fall 2012); Dean's List (Fall 2012), 4.0 GPA (Fall 2012); Majoring in Education


08/22/2014

Seniors Lead Blue to Victory to Conclude Fall Camp

The Memphis volleyball team wrapped up its fall camp with the Blue/Gray scrimmage at the Elma Roane Fieldhouse Friday evening with the Blue team taking 3-of-5 games.

08/21/2014

@MemphisVolley Position Preview: Middle Blockers

Highlighting today's feature are middle blockers Lauren Wright, Alexis Wesley, Torika Baleilekutu and Charlotte Wellens.

08/21/2014

Tigers to Host FanFest on Friday Evening

The Memphis volleyball team is set to tip off the 2014 campaign as it hosts FanFest on Friday evening at the Elma Roane Fieldhouse.

08/19/2014

Wright Garners Preseason Honors; Tigers Picked to Finish Eighth in American

SMU was slated as the preseason favorite, receiving 9-of-11 first-place votes and Erin Fairs of South Florida was named the Preseason Player of the Year.

08/08/2014

Memphis Volleyball Opening Training Camp Saturday

Tigers prepping for second season in American Athletic Conference.

08/24/2013

Memphis Volleyball: 2013 Blue and Gray Preseason Scrimmage

Watch highlights of the Tiger volleyball team's annual Blue & Gray preseason scrimmage and hear from head coach April Jauregui as she talks about her outlook on the upcoming season.

09/05/2012

Memphis vs. Eastern Michigan

Pictures from Memphis' match against Eastern Michigan on August 25, 2012.

Career Statistics (through 2012)


Junior (2013)

Earned All-American Athletic Conference second team honors ... Started all 28 matches in which she played ... Ranked among conference statistical leaders in hitting percentage (9th), kills (12th), service aces (19th) and points (7th) ... Led the squad with 408.5 points, 325 kills and a .261 hitting percentage ... Second on the team with 2.95 kills per set ... Also second on the squad with 102 total blocks and 23 service aces ... Set career highs for kills (21 vs. Western Carolina Sept. 6), digs (8 vs. Western Carolina Sept. 6) and total blocks (9 vs. Tennessee State Oct. 15) ... Named to the Memphis Invitational All-Tournament Team after posting 39 kills in the tournament's three matches.


Sophomore (2012)


One of four Tigers to play in all 121 sets and one of three to start all 31 matches ... Led team with a .248 attack percentage (18th in C-USA) ... Ranked third on the team with 226 kills (1.87 per set) and second with 80 total blocks (0.66 per set) ... Registered a team-high 16 solo blocks to go along with 64 block assists ... Had 55 digs ... Had a season-high six blocks twice (at Toledo, at Tulane) ... Posted 13 kills at SMU ... Recorded a career-high three service aces twice (vs. Alabama A&M, at UAB) ... Reached the 10-kills plateau eight times, including three-straight matches vs. Southern Miss (home), Tennessee State (road) and East Carolina (road) ... Started the streak with 12 kills against Southern Miss, before posting 11 kills apiece at Tennessee State and East Carolina ... Recorded at least one block in all but two matches ... Posted four solo blocks against Alabama A&M.

Freshman (2011)

Finished 16th in C-USA with a .261 hitting percentage ... Helped Memphis to a .240 hitting percentage, the fourth-highest mark in program history ... Fourth on the team with 235 kills (2.04 per set) ... Saw significant playing time early, starting all four matches in the season-opening Memphis Invitational ... Downed 36 kills and had a .276 hitting percentage in the Memphis Invitational ... Set a season-high with a .400 attack percentage in a 3-1 win over SEMO ... Totaled nine block assists in the tournament ... Started all 12 sets in the University of San Francisco Asics/Powerade Challenge ... Set a season-high with five total blocks against San Francisco ... Downed four kills and had two blocks in the Saluki Invitational championship game ... Registered 23 kills in 10 sets in helping Memphis win the UNC Greensboro Spartan Spiketacular crown ... Hit .636 with seven kills in 3-0 victory over Howard ... Tallied nine and seven kills, respectively, in back-to-back, straight-set wins over East Carolina and Marshall ... Had six kills and one service ace in a 3-0 win over Tulane ... Set season highs for digs (4) and service aces (2) vs. Southern Miss ... Had five kills, one service ace, four digs and four blocks in five-set win over SMU ... Downed a season-high 14 kills in a win at UCF.

Prior to Memphis


At Rowlett High School
Earned four letters as a versatile middle blocker/rightside hitter at Rowlett High School ... Led the Lady Eagles to the 2007 and 2008 District 10-5A crowns, as well as the 2008 and 2010 Texas 5A Playoff Bi-District titles ... Recognized as the Lady Eagles 2009 team MVP and offensive player of the year after guiding the squad to a co-District 10-5A title and a Texas 5A Playoff Area championship ... An All-District 10-5A selection all four seasons ... A dual-sport athlete who also earned letters for the Lady Eagles basketball team ... Graduated with a 3.6 cumulative grade-point average from Rowlett High School ... Named an academic all-district first team performer all four years ... Competed for MadFrog Volleyball (club volleyball) in the summers.

Personal
Daughter of Rob and Janene Hawkins ... Married to former Memphis Tigers football letterwinner Kevin Wright ... A physical education-teacher education major.

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