--Will compete for court time at the outside hitter position.
High School- Listed among PrepVolleyball.com's 21 finalists for 2005 National Senior of the Year and was named a High School All-American by PrepVolleyball ... ranked 44th on PrepVolleyball.com's top 100 recruits for 2006 ... rated in the top 50 on the 2006 Senior Aces list in January of 2005 ... a two-year starter on the Westlake High School volleyball team ... 2005 team MVP ... helped lead the Chaps to the Texas 5A State Championship in 2004 and to the title match of the state championship in 2005 ... named to the All-Tournament Team at the 2005 Texas 5A State tourney ... a 2005 Texas Girl's Coaching Association All-State selection and a two-time first-team All-District 16-5A pick ... 2005 TGCA 4A-5A Volleyball Athlete of the Year ... AM1300 The Zone/Greater Austin Sports Association Female High School Athlete of the Year ... named the 2005 Outstanding Hitter of the Year in Texas by LoneStarVollebyall.com and first-team All-Texas in 2005 and a second-team selection in 2004 ... a 2005 Texas Sports Writer's Association All-State First Team pick ... Austin American Statesman 2005 Central Texas Player of the Year and an All-Centex First Team pick in 2004 ... holds Westlake's records for kills in a season (583), match (29 - twice), and career (1,002) ... her 443 digs are the second-highest total by a Westlake player, and also added 72 blocks and 69 service aces ... led Westlake in kills (375) and digs (349) as a junior .... a two-time Pearland Tournament, Fraulein Volleyfest, and Duncanville Tournament of Champions All-Tourney team selection (2004 and 2005) ... Most Valuable Hitter at the Pearland Tournament in 2005 and Most Valuable Attacker at the 2004 Duncanville Tournament of Champions ... ranked eighth in high school class of 580 ...National Merit Commended Scholar ... honor roll student every semester ... 2005 Academic All-State selection and was an All-District honoree in 2003 and 2004 ... National Honor Society member ... plays club volleyball for the Austin Juniors and helped the team finish fifth in the Girls 17 Open Division of the 2005 Junior Olympic Championship ... team was 19th in the 18 Open Division in 2006.
Personal- Daughter of Becky and Bruce Dickson ... born on 2/3/88 in Phoenix, Ariz. ... has two older brothers, Neal and Andrew ... father swam at Indiana ... both grandfathers were collegiate athletes - Bob Hicks played football at Tennessee and was the football coach at Indiana, while Bob Dickson played basketball at Virginia Tech ... also has four uncles who were collegiate athletes, including Chris Gartner who played football at Indiana and for the Cleveland Browns of the NFL ... volunteered for Relay for Life ... went on Mission Trips to Mexico and Canada.
Why Lauren chose UVa - "I liked the great combination of athletics and academics as well as the location of the school."