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Laurie Gardner Biography
By: Arizona Athletics
Release: June 22, 2004
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Transferred to Arizona from Indiana University, will have one year of eligibility remaining.

Indiana 2001: Played in all 28 of IU's matches... Posted 886 assists in 89 games for a team-leading 9.96 apg average ... Finished second on the team with a 2.13 dpg average ... Tallied her third career triple-double against instate rival Purdue with 57 assists, 17 digs and 11 kills, while hitting .526 for the match ... Dished out a season high 59 assists in IU's five-game loss to Minnesota ... Posted six double-doubles ... Had six matches with 50 or more assists ... Recorded a season-high 19 digs in IU's five-game win at Iowa ... Garnered her third consecutive Academic All-Big Ten honor.

Indiana 2000: Started in all 30 matches as the team's setter ... Led the Hoosiers with 1,431 assists which is the third highest single-season total in school history ... Averaged 13.37 assists per game which ranked fourth-best in the Big Ten ... Also averaged 2.92 digs and 1.35 kills per game ... Posted a triple-double with a career-high 73 assists, 20 digs and 12 kills in five-game loss at Purdue ... Came back the next night to just miss a second-straight triple double with 70 assists, 15 digs and nine kills in five-game win over Illinois ... Had 10 kills with no errors on 12 attempts vs. Illinois for an outstanding .833 attack percentage ... Also added 55 kills and 16 digs in that contest for her first career triple-double ... Named MVP of the Pittsburgh Invitational... Earned academic All-Big Ten honors.

Indiana 1999: Played in 29 of 31 matches as the team's setter ... Named to the Big Ten Conference All-Freshman Team ... Led the team with 1,183 assists which is the best performance of any freshman setter at IU ... Averaged 12.90 assists per game which ranked fifth-best in the Big Ten ... Also averaged 2.54 digs and 1.22 kills per game... Handed out 70 assists vs. Michigan ... Collected a career-high 16 digs to go along with her 59 assists and four blocks vs. Michigan State ... Had a career-high 72 assists vs. Illinois ... Dished out 66 assists and added 10 digs vs. Iowa ... Posted 55 assists, seven kills and a career-high five blocks vs. Purdue ... Collected 58 assists, 10 digs, and three service aces in her first Big Ten start vs. Northwestern ... Had 27 assists in her first collegiate start vs. Indiana State ... Academic All-Big Ten honoree.

Indiana 1998: Redshirted.

High School: Played for Kurt Schermacher at West Bend High School ... Recorded 855 assists, 146 kills, 255 digs and 28 block solos as a senior ... Twice earned first-team all-state, all-conference, and all-county honors ... Little Ten Conference Player of the Year in 1997 ... Named team MVP and received first-team all-area honors as voted on by the Milwaukee Journal ... Helped lead her team to state titles in 1995 and 1997 and a runner-up finish in 1996 ... Seven-year member of the Milwaukee Sting Volleyball Club team ... Also played varsity basketball for four years ... Holds school record for most 3-pointers made in a season and in a career ... Two-year all-conference honoreee in soccer ... Honor roll member for four years ... National Honor Society member.

Personal: Full name: Laurie Lee Gardner ... Born: 2/11/1980 ... Daughter of Jim and Deb Gardner ... Older sister, Jamie, was a defensive specialist on the University of Wisconsin volleyball team from 1997-2000 ... Younger sister, Korie, is a junior DS on the UW volleyball team ... Youngest sister, Christie, will be a freshman at Northwestern University this season and a member of the Wildcat volleyball team.