Laura Collins

Laura Collins

Player Profile

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Milwaukee, WI

High School:
Divine Savior Holy Angels

Height:
5-10

Position:
S

Experience:
3V

Oregon State
2002:
Named honorable mention All-Pacific-10 for the second year in a row... Had 1237 assists, ninth on the OSU single-season charts... Her 12.49 assists per game average ranked second in the Pac-10 for 2002 and fifth on the OSU season list... Now has 2602 career assists, fourth on OSUís career list... Earned her second career Pac-10 Player of the Week honor after leading OSU to a pair of firsts in the Bay Area (Oct. 25-26)... OSU had a 3-0 win at Cal and went five games at Stanford, the first time either of those had happened for the Beavers on the road against those schools... Had 106 assists (13.25 apg), 17 digs (2.12 dpg) and nine kills (1.12 kpg) on.333 hitting in those two matches... In a home match against Cal, she had 72 assists, the third-best single match total by a Pac-10 player in 2002 and eighth on OSUís single-match list... Became the third OSU setter to have two 70-plus assist matches for a career... Had three other matches with 60-plus assists... Ranked third on the team with 225 digs (2.27 dpg)... Had double-figures in eight matches, with a high of 16 against Eastern Washington... Had 15 in two other matches... Led the team in digs three times, including 11 in the win at Cal... Had a season-high eight kills at Stanford, where she hit .467... Finished the year with 81 kills (0.82 kpg)... Was second on the team with 20 aces (0.20 sapg) and had 37 blocks (0.37 bpg)... Named the MVP of the OSU Showcase and was an all-tournament selection at the OSU Challenge... Was a first team Pac-10 All-Academic selection and earned third team honors on the Verizon/CoSIDA Academic All-District 8 squad.

2001: Earned honorable mention All-Pacific-10 recognition... Finished the season with 1297 assists (12.12 apg), fifth on the OSU single-season charts... Named Pac-10 Player of the Week on Oct. 1 after leading OSU to its first weekend sweep of Washington/Washington State since 1993... Had a career-high 75 assists in a win at Washington, good for the highest single-match assist total by any Pac-10 setter in 2001... That total was also good for sixth on OSU's single match assists list... Had 60-plus assists in three other matches... Was fifth on the team with 228 digs (2.13 dpg)... Had double-figure digs in eight matches, including a career-high 20 against Eastern Washington in the NCAA tournament... Had 14 digs in a win against Oregon... Led the team in digs in four matches, including wins at California and at home against Arizona State... Had 107 kills (0.96 kpg), with a season-high seven three times (vs. Eastern Washington, Washington and Sacramento State)... Had eight double-doubles... Named to the all-tournament teams in both tournaments the Beavers played in... Honorable mention Pac-10 All-Academic Team.

2000: Played in 25 games and 13 matches as a backup setter... Had 68 assists (2.72 apg) to go along with 20 kills (0.80 kpg), 29 digs (1.16 dpg) and four blocks (0.16 bpg)... Saw more playing time late in the season when the injury bug hit the team... Starting setter Brandi Bonnarens had a minor elbow injury and two outside hitters were also out, so OSU used a 6-2 offense in a couple matches... Collins posted a double-double with 16 assists and 10 kills (both collegiate career highs) in a win at California under the new offense... Hit .545 with seven kills and nine assists against Stanford... Posted 13 assists against Washington while making her first collegiate start.

Divine Savior Holy Angels
Was a two-year starter as a setter/rightside hitter... Earned third team all-state honors and was a second team All-Greater Metro Conference pick... Selected as a Junior Olympic All-American after helping her club team to a fifth-place finish at nationals in 2000... Made the honor roll all four years.

Personal
Born in Milwaukee... Daughter of Karen and Dean Collins... Has an older sister, Emily... Business major... Enjoys drawing and playing the guitar.

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