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Lauren Mellor
Lauren Mellor

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Colfax, Wash.

High School:
Colfax

Height:
5-11

Position:
Middle Blocker

Major:
Apparel Design

SEC Academic Honor Roll

2009:
Started in all of the team's 31 matches at middle blocker ... Led the team with 97 total blocks, having seven solo blocks and 90 block assists ... Averaged 0.88 blocks per set ... Had a season-best eight blocks against Arkansas ... Tallied two solo blocks in the three-set win over Troy ... Was third on the squad with a .271 attack percentage, finishing with 125 kills on 317 attempts ... Her 125 total kills was the sixth-best on the squad ... Averaged 1.14 kills per set ... Recorded 11 kills on two occasions: against Arkansas and at Tennessee ... Finished with a .667 attack percentage against Alabama A&M with seven kills and no errors on nine attempts ... Third on the team with 16 total aces and recorded two aces on four occasions ... Had 76 total digs on the year and averaged 0.69 digs per set ... Her seven digs at Georgia was a season-best.

2008:
Played in all 31 of Auburn's matches, starting in 14 during her sophomore season ... Finished third on the team with a .194 attack percentage, recording 100 kills and 44 errors on 288 attempts ... Posted a season-high nine kills and five digs against Arkansas ... Her 33 total blocks and 0.33 blocks-per-set percentage was fourth on the squad ... Registered a season-high four blocks on three separate occasions, including a team-best s against Oakland and at South Carolina.

2007:
Played in 28 of Auburn's 31 matches, starting in most as a middle blocker ... Finished the season with a .093 attack percentage, posting 70 kills and 47 errors on 247 total attempts ... Started in her first match as a Tiger, playing against Troy in the War Eagle Invitational ... Her most efficient offensive outing came on at Denver where she hit .500 with eight kills and one error on 14 attempts ... Had a season-high eight blocks at Georgia State ... Tallied a season-high eight digs against Louisiana Tech at the UTSA Classic.

High School:
Was a three-time All-Northeast first team selection, earning MVP honors as a junior ... Twice named the MVP of the Washington state 1A volleyball tournament ... Selected as the Northeast Region Player of the Year as a senior ... Helped lead her team state championships as a sophomore, junior and senior; taking state runner-up honors her freshman year ... Also lettered in basketball and track ... Was a two-time basketball All-Northeast Region first team selection and a second-team all-state honoree as a senior ... Her basketball team won the state championship in each of her four years ... Named Northeast "A" Region track MVP in 2005, 2006 and 2007 ... Finished in the top 10 in the state nine times in six different events; winning the 100m hurdles in 2006 and the 300m hurdles in 2007 ...Played for the Spokane Splash club volleyball team that won the 2007 AAU national championship

Personal:
Full name is Lauren Mellor ... Daughter of Kim and Sue Mellor ... Has four sisters, Michelle, Jaime, Lizzy and Olivia; and three brothers, Matt, Sam and John ... Older sister Lizzy played volleyball under current Auburn head coach Wade Benson at Eastern Washington and played professional volleyball in Austria ... Plays the violin ... Finished high school with a 3.9 GPA

YearSetsMPKillsKPSETAPct.Ast.APSSASAPSSEDigsDPSREBSBATBBPS
20079128700.7747247.093100.11160.1842500.5511049590.65
2008101311000.9944288.19460.0690.0915510.501627330.33
2009110311251.1439317.271150.14160.1528760.691790970.88
TOTAL30290295.977130852.193310.10410.14851770.593231661890.63