Lauren Blumhorst
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    Lauren Blumhorst

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Forsyth, Ill.

    High School:
    Maroa-Forsyth

    Height:
    5-5

    Position:
    Defensive Specialist

    Birthdate:
    11/10/1989


    11/28/2011

    Blumhorst earns MVC State Farm Good Neighbor Award

    Senior Saluki honored for community service efforts

    11/19/2011

    Volleyball ends season with three-set loss to No. 11 UNI

    Salukis celebrate seniors Amanda Arnold and Lauren Blumhorst on senior night

    11/18/2011

    Volleyball falls to Bradley in four

    Bad start in fourth set dooms Salukis

    11/19/2011

    Volleyball vs. Northern Iowa

    Volleyball vs. Northern Iowa

    Updated April 17, 2012

    2011
    • MVC Good Neighbor Award

    Forced to sit out her senior campaign due to concussions • remained with the team as a mentor for the defensive specialists • earned the MVC's Good Neighbor Award due to her contributions in the classroom and the Carbondale community.

    2010
    • MVC Scholar-Athlete Honorable Mention

    Battled injury for a fair portion of the beginning of the season before returning to dominate at libero during the big home series against Indiana State and Illinois State • recorded a season-high 26 digs against Illinois State (Oct. 9) • finished the season averaging 3.72 digs per set, ranking 13th in the MVC.

    2009
    • MVC Scholar-Athlete Honorable Mention
    • MVC Scholar-Athlete of the Week (Nov. 16)

    As a sophomore, played the majority of her 29 matches and 106 sets at libero • finished the season averaging a team-leading 4.45 digs per set, ranking eighth in the Missouri Valley Conference • recorded 33 assists, 21 service aces and 472 digs • recorded a career-high 33 digs at Creighton (Nov. 13).

    2008
    As a freshman, saw action in 26 matches, starting six • played in 82 sets • finished the season averaging 1.89 digs per set • recorded 25 assists, 11 service aces and 155 digs • recorded a season-high 15 digs at Missouri State (Nov. 8).

    High School
    A four-year letterwinner that helped her team to a 101-8 record in three seasons, two regional championships and a third-place finish at state as a senior • in 2007, as a senior was named first-team All-Conference and All-County • named Team Captain, Most Inspirational and received the Walter D. Boyd Scholarship for excellence in athletics and leadership • as a junior was named first-team All-County, second-team All-Conference, leading her team in digs • as a freshman and sophomore was named Most Inspirational Player on her team, as a sophomore led her team in digs • named class valedictorian, Illinois State Scholar and a member of National Honor Society.

    Personal
    Club Team • Illini Elite
    Full name is Lauren Elaine Blumhorst • majoring in math education • born November 10, 1989 in Decatur, Ill. • has one sister Maria, a junior at SIU • daughter of Mike and Pam Blumhorst • both parents were graduates of SIU • dad, Mike, was a four-year letterwinner on the baseball team (1981-84) receiving the scholar-athlete award in 1984.



    Blumhorst's Career Stats

    Seasonsp-mpkk/setapctaa/ssasa/sse
    2008................ 82-26 1 0.01 2 9 -.111 25 0.30 11 0.13 17
    2009................ 106-29 2 0.02 3 25 -.040 33 0.31 21 0.20 25
    2010................ 54-15 0 0.00 0 4 .000 11 0.20 7 0.13 14
    TOTAL............... 242-70 3 0.01 5 38 -.053 69 0.29 39 0.16 56
    Seasondigd/srebsbatbb/sbebhepointspts/s
    2008................ 155 1.89 6 0 0 0 0.00 0 1 12.0 0.15
    2009................ 472 4.45 25 0 0 0 0.00 0 4 23.0 0.22
    2010................ 201 3.72 16 0 0 0 0.00 0 1 7.0 0.13
    TOTAL............... 828 3.42 47 0 0 0 0.00 0 6 42.0 0.17
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