3 Lauren Bright


MH • 5-11
Fort Worth, Texas

At UWG: Extremely versatile athlete joining the Braves for her junior campaign . . . Gifted as a middle hitter, should make West Georgia a force with her blocking skills.

North Central Texas Community College: Played for two years at NCTC under coach Angie Bullard . . . Region 5 all-star in 2003 . . . Also named All-conference during her sophomore campaign . . . Recorded 20 blocks in a single match against Cedar Valley Community College.

High School: Four-year letterman at Everman High School in Ft. Worth, Texas . . . Named District MVP in both junior and senior seasons (2000-01) . . . Also first team all-district in basketball during that span . . . Played under head coach Pam Bone.

Personal: Born October 30, 1983 . . . Daughter of Leslie Thompson and Gregory Bright . . . Majoring in Sport Management with aspirations of becoming a coach/model . . . Hobbies include hanging out with friends and reading books . . . favorite book is The Coldest Winter Ever by Sista Soljah . . . Favorite food is Chicken Alfredo from The Olive Garden . . . Enjoys football when not on the volleyball . . . List of other favorites; Movie: I am Sam; Singer: Tamia . . . Enjoys the diversity at West Georgia . . . Looks forward to facing West Alabama . . . All-time sports hero is her dad, Greg Bright, former safety for the Cincinnati Bengals . . . Would most like to meet actor/singer Tyrese.

Coach Draper on Lauren Bright: “Lauren is a big-time hitter. She brings tons of experience and great athleticism to the middle of our offense. But, despite being a hard-hitter and bringing a high-energy game, she isn’t an out of control player and brings plenty of finesse to the table. She should see lots of action in 2004.”

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