Women's Volleyball

 
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Lauren Jones-McClain

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Austin, Texas

High School:
Westwood

Height:
5-10

Position:
Right-Side Hitter

Birthdate:
05/19/1982

Experience:
3L

Major:
Media Arts

Lauren Jones-McClain

2002: Played in 35 matches and 127 games as a junior, seeing time at outside hitter, middle blocker and right-side hitter...ranked third on the team in digs per game (2.69) and blocks per game (0.57)...tallied multiple-kill contests in all but five matches, and posted two double-digit kill outings, including a season-high 12 kills at South Alabama (9/10)...made her mark defensively where she posted double-digit digs on 16 occasions and four-plus block contests nine times...had 15-plus digs eight times, including a career-best 23 digs at Houston (11/9)...had a season-best six blocks in the regular-season finale vs. Memphis (11/15) and had a career-high three solo blocks vs. Centenary (10/15)...named to Tulane's 3.0 Club.

2001: Played in 63 games and 18 matches as a sophomore...missed the first 12 contests of the year with an abdominal injury, but returned strong to lead the team in blocks per game (1.16) while finishing third in total blocks (73), fifth in kills per game (1.44) and digs per game (2.17), and sixth in kills (91) and digs (137)...posted five or more blocks on seven occasions, including an eight-block showing vs. East Carolina (9/28) and nine-block outings at Saint Louis (10/12) and vs. DePaul (10/20)...fell one block shy of her first career triple-double when she totaled 11 kills, 18 digs and nine block assists at Saint Louis (10/12)...tallied double-digit kills three times, including a season-best 11 at Saint Louis (10/12) and at UAB (11/9), and recorded double-digit dig totals on five occasions, including a career-high 18 at Saint Louis (10/12)...hit .300 or better four times, including a .556 showing at Southern when she tallied 10 kills and no errors in 18 attacks.

2000: Played in 111 games and 33 matches as a true freshman...earned Conference USA All-Freshman Team honors after tying for the team lead in block assists (78), finishing second on the squad in total blocks (83) and ranking third in kills (238), digs (301), digs per game (2.71), blocks per game (0.74)...tallied six double-doubles (kills/digs)...posted a season-best 15 kills vs. Montana State in the TCU Invitational (Sept. 15) and tied that mark against San Francisco later in the tourney (Sept. 16)...set a career-high with nine total blocks, including two solo stuffs, vs. Southern Miss (Sept. 19) and tallied a career-best 21 digs in the Green Wave's first-ever victory over C-USA foe Houston (Nov. 3)...recorded a .625 attack percentage vs. Memphis (Nov. 16) in the C-USA Tournament with 10 kills and no errors in 16 attempts.

High School: Four-year letterwinner at Westwood High for coach Zula Blann...helped the Lady Warriors compile a 123-31 record, including a Conference 5A state runner-up finish as a junior and a state championship as a senior in 1999...twice earned all-state honors from the Texas Sports Writers Association, garnering first-team honors as a junior and second-team recognition as a senior, and was named to the Class 5A All-State Tournament Team and All-District 13-5A first team her final two prep seasons...as a senior, voted team co-captain and went on to earn a spot on the 1999 Block-n-Kills Super Squad which honors the top 50 seniors in the nation...also named Round Rock Leader Defensive MVP and academic all-district...fell just one block shy of a triple double in the state championship match with 10 kills, 16 digs and nine blocks in the win over Clark High...also lettered twice in track and field, where she set school records in the 400- and 800-meter relay as well as the long jump...was a regional qualifier in the 100 meters and 800-meter relay, and lettered once in basketball...off the court, was a member of Pacesetters, Student Council, Fellowship of Christian Athletes and Passport to the Future.

Club: Played club volleyball for Austin Juniors from 1995-1999...helped the club finish third in the Junior Olympics in 1995-96...club also went on to finish 27th in the Junior Olympics in 1997-98 and win the 1999 Tour of Texas 18 and under Finals.

Personal: Born Lauren Denise Jones-McClain on May 19, 1982 in Austin, Texas...daughter of F.D. McClain and A.J. Jones...father, A.J. "Jam" Jones, was a star running back at the University of Texas and went on to play professional football with the then-Los Angeles Rams and Detroit Lions...chose Tulane over Texas, Georgia, Kansas and Georgia Tech...majoring in media arts.

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