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Lauren Clarke
Player Profile:
Lauren Clarke 859205
Position: Defensive Specialist
Height: 5'8"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Naperville, Ill.
High School: Waubonsie High School
Major: Chemical Engineering
Career: Goes into 2015 ranked 6th all-time in digs at UND (1,322).

2014 (Junior): Named to the CoSIDA Academic All-District Team for the second time in her career ... Played in all but one match on the season ... Tallied 273 digs on the season, playing a defensive specialist role ... Notched a dozen service aces, including a career-high five in a win at Eastern Washington (Nov. 15) ... Tallied 11 matches with double-digit dig totals with UND going 9-2 in those matches ...Earned third letter.

2013 (Sophomore): Named to the CoSIDA Academic All-District Team ... Became the first UND sophomore to ever eclipse 1,000 digs in a career ... Recorded 531 digs, the second straight season with 500+ digs ... Played in every match and was the starting libero in each match ... Failed to record at least 10 digs just six times all season ... Put up a career-high 35 digs against Portland State (Oct. 12) ... Averaged 4.35 digs per set, third-best in the conference ... Named to the Academic All-Big Sky Team  ... Earned second letter.

2012 (Freshman): Stepped right in to the starting libero job, playing in all 121 sets in her rookie season ... Tallied 518 digs, fourth-most in the Big Sky Conference ... That total also ranks fourth in UND single-season records ... Recored a career-high 31 digs in a four-set win vs. Sacramento State (Sep. 29) ... Managed double-digit digs in all but four matches ... Tallied eight different matches with at least 20 digs ... Tied for third on the team with 22 service aces ... Named to the UND Classic All-Tournament Team ... Named to the Academic All-Big Sky Team ... Earned first letter.

Before UND: A 2012 graduate of Waubonsie Valley High School in Aurora, Ill. ... Lettered four seasons ... Named team MVP in 2011 and 2012 ... An all-conference academic selection three times ... Illinois Scholar recipient as a junior and a senior ... Earned Dean's High Honor Roll accolades every year as a prep.

Personal: Daughter of Tom and Mary Clarke ... Majoring in chemical engineering.


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