Greg Byrne's Wildcat Wednesday
#11 Laura Larson
Position: Libero/Defensive Specialist
Height: 5'6"
Year: Junior
Hometown: Lakeville, Minn.
High School: Lakeville North HS
Experience: 2 Letters
Career Stats Career Stats

As a Junior (2015): Arizona’s primary libero the majority of the season … Led the team in digs with 3.39/set … Accumulated 420 digs, fifth most in a season in school history … Was the anchor of the defense that led the conference in digs for the third straight season (all three of Larson’s years at Arizona), averaging 16.83 digs/set … Was one of two Wildcats to play all 124 sets, which are tied for fourth in Arizona history for sets played in a season … A Pac-12 all-academic first-teamer for the second consecutive year … Put up double-figure digs in each of Arizona’s last 16 matches of the season after posting 10-plus in just seven of Arizona’s first 17 matches … Put up 20-plus dig efforts in each of Arizona’s last three matches of the regular season, including a career-high 27 in UA’s victory over No. 11 UCLA (11/22), after having just three total 20-plus-dig matches in her first 97 career matches … Led the team with 23 double-figure dig efforts … Her 3.94 digs/set in Pac-12 play ranked ninth in the Pac-12 … Set career-highs in kills (2), assists (85, 0.69/set), aces (9), digs (420, 3.39/set) … Put up two aces vs. Stanford (9/30) to tie a career high.

As a Sophomore (2014): Appeared in all 34 matches and 118 of Arizona’s 119 sets on the season … Finished fifth on the team with 223 digs (1.89/set) … Totaled 14 assists (0.12/set) on the year … Put together a 4.0 GPA while majoring in molecular and cellular biology, helping her land on the Capital One Academic all-district second team as well as the first-team Pac-12 all-academic squad … Tied a career best with 15 digs at Oregon State (10/24) … Had 10 double-digit dig matches, including 10 in the second round of the NCAA Tournament vs. BYU (12/5).

As a Freshman (2013): Saw action in all 34 matches in her freshman campaign including 104 of the team’s 118 total sets…Accumulated 80 digs, 12 assists, eight service aces and a kill on the season…Had a career-high 15 digs in a tough four-set victory against Portland State on Sept. 13…Also had 11 digs and her only career kill in the team’s come from behind five-set win over UC Santa Barbara on Sept. 21…Had a career-high two service aces in a 3-0 win over Wofford on Sept. 21.

Prep: Was a three-year letterwinner at Lakeville North High School…Finished her senior season with 427 digs (4.5 p/s), 31 service aces and 17 assists in leading the Wildcats to the class 3A state championship…In the championship match, Larson had a match-high 21 digs…She also led Lakeville North to the 2010 state title as a sophomore…Was named all-state honorable mention and All-South Suburban Conference in 2012…Also made the all-tournament team as a 16-year-old on the 18-and-under M1 club team in the Fusion Showcase…Was a libero on the club team since 2009… Larson was also named the Athena Award winner for Lakeville North, an honor going to the top female senior student-athlete…In addition to volleyball, she has also been a captain of the Lakeville North girl’s golf team and played in the state tournament in 2012.

Personal: Daughter of Jack and Sherry Larson ... Was born November 16, 1995 ... Has a brother, Jake.

Career Awards


Pac-12 All-Academic (First Team)


Capital One Academic All-District (Second Team)

Pac-12 All-Academic (First Team)