Three Cowgirls selected to the All-Tournament Team
Cowgirls win UniWyo Cowgirl Classic
UW will close out the tournament against Montana
Kirby finishes with 11 kills in front of hometown crowd
Cowgirls begin 2014 season at Montana Invite
Freshman (2013): Played in 21 matches and 67 sets with 17 starts...started in her first match of her career against New Mexico (9/26/13)...recorded 108 kills to average 1.61 per set while adding 67 total blocks (1.00 bps)...hit .308 (108-32-247) on the year...in MW matches, she recorded 91 kills and 60 total blocks while hitting .298 (91-26-218)...ranked tenth in blocks and 14th in hitting percentage in league matches...recorded career-highs with 13 kills and 28 attempts against Utah State (10/31/13)...recorded a career-high eight total blocks against Fresno State (11/21/13)...earned Academic All-Mountain West and Scholar-Athlete honors.
High School: A four-year varsity letterwinner, while attending Lutheran High School...was named MaxPreps 2012 Volleyball Small Schools Second Team All-American and the Class 2A Player of the Year...also selected Honorable Mention Colorado All-State, First Team All-Conference and to the 2012 Under Armour All-American volleyball watch list...played in the 2012 CCGS and CHSAA All-State games while earning Colorado Community Media POY and Denver 3A Metropolitan League Senior of the Year...led her team to a 28-0 record and their second straight 2A Colorado State Title during her senior campaign...selected Class 2A First Team All-Colorado as a junior, along with being named Class 2A Second Team All-State and to the All-State Tournament Team during her sophomore year...helped her team to a 2A State Championship in 2011, while they qualified for the 2010 State Tournament...played club volleyball for Front Range Volleyball Club...her 2012 18-1 black team won a bronze medal at the USAVB Open Division Junior Nationals while her 16-1 blue team and 15-1 white team were Junior National Qualifiers in the Open Division...was coached in high school by Alicia Oates..an excellent student, she was a member of the National Honor Society and an Academic All-Conference and All-State selection while being named Salutatorian of her class.
Personal: Full name is Laura Elizabeth Beach...born March 15, 1995 in Denver, Colo....the daughter of Tim and Luann Beach...has two siblings, Matthew and David...majoring in kinesiology and health promotion.