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#1 Lauren Birks
Position: Outside Hitter
Height: 6'0"
Year: Junior
Hometown: San Diego, Calif.
High School: La Jolla Country Day
Major: Science, Technology & Society
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As a Junior in 2014: Joining the sand program after playing on the indoor team as a freshman in 2011.

High School: 2011 graduate of La Jolla Country Day School in La Jolla, Calif. … four-year letter winner in volleyball … co-captain of the team for three years before missing most of her senior season to injury … team was the Division IV state champions, CIF San Diego Division IV Champion, and league champion in 2009 and 2010 … 2010 PrepVolleyball National Senior Ace … 2009 PrepVolleyball National All-American and top-80 National Junior Recruit … PrepVolleyball finalist for National Freshman of the Year in 2007 and Sophomore of the Year 2008 … member of the PrepVolleyball Frosh 59 and Sophomore 79 … 2010 AVCA All-American Senior Watch List selection … named CIF State Championship MVP in 2009 … also an All-Tournament and All-California first team pick … 2011 CIF San Diego Senior All-Star selection … three-time all-CIF first team selection at both the league and division levels … 2009 San Diego Hall of Champions first team selection … San Diego Hall of Champions Star Athlete of the Month for October 2009 … 2009 MaxPreps California All-State first team selection … League Player of the Year in 2009 by CIF and North County Times.

Club Competition: Played for Encinitas WAVE Volleyball Club ... team qualified for the USA Volleyball Junior Olympic national championships each of the last seven years, medaling four times - including a gold in 2009 ... named MVP and received all-tournament honors in 2008 and 2009 ... has medaled 11 times in the USA Volleyball National Qualifiers and SCVA Regional Championships since 2005, including four golds.

Personal: Daughter of Tom and Donna Birks ... major is science, technology & society … considering a career in marketing, branding or business ... enjoys cooking, yoga, traveling, photography, scuba diving, listening to music, and playing beach volleyball ... has competed in several beach volleyball tournaments, winning a silver medal at the AAU National Junior Olympics in 2006 ... full name is Lauren Trichel Birks.