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Lauren Rinderknecht

position

Outside Hitter

Height

5-11

Class

Sophomore

Hometown

Santa Barbara

High School

San Marcos HS

2005 (Freshman): Appeared in 28 of Miami’s 30 matches, playing in 82 games…led the team in digs (11) in first match of her collegiate career…recorded a personal-best 14 digs to go with 11 kills against Clemson…turned in five double-digit dig performances during the season…knocked down a career-high 12 kills at Duke.

High School (San Marco HS): A four-year letterwinner at San Marcos high school…as a senior, led her team in blocks, averaging 3.5 blocks per match…earned All-CIF Division 2 and All-Channel League First Team honors and was named to the All-Tournament team in the Tournament of Champions…also named Santa Barbara News Press Volleyball Athlete of the Year …named team MVP and earned All-League First Teams honors her junior and senior seasons…earned North High School tournament MVP accolades in 2004 and was named to the North High All-Tournament team her junior and senior seasons…named to the All-County First Team in 2003…honored with All-League Second Team and All-CIF First Team Academic honors in 2002…named team’s Most Improved Player as a freshman…was on the honor roll all four years of high school.

Club (Santa Barbara): Placed 14th out of 140 teams in the 18’s division of the Volleyball Festival in Reno, Nev. in 2004.

Personal: Majoring in biomedical engineering…lists Michael Jordan as her favorite athlete…also lettered in diving and basketball.

Rinderknecht’s Favorites
Favorite Athlete: Lisa Argabright
Favorite TV Show: Sex and the City
Nobody Can Believe I Watch: Law and Order:SVU
Favorite Movie: Almost Famous
Favorite Actor: Kevin Spacey and Kate Hudson
Favorite Magazine: Cosmo
Favorite Song: “Road to Zion” by Damian Marley
Favorite Musical Artist: Sublime, Bob Marley and Jimi Hendrix
Favorite Meal: Sushi
Favorite Sport Other Than Volleyball: Basketball and gymnastics
Favorite Place in Miami: The Beaches
Favorite Thing at UM: The swinging chairs around campus
Favorite Part of Being a Hurricane: My teammates
Biggest Influence in My Life: My mom, she taught me to work hard and achieve my goals.
I Chose My Jersey Number Because: After moving to Santa Barbara to play volleyball, the No. 11 was my first new jersey number.
To Get Ready For Matches I: Listen to music to relax and focus.
Person In History I’d Most Like To Meet: My grandpa
Volleyball Skill I Wish I Could Do Better: Blocking
Non-Volleyball Skill I Wish I Could Do Better: Wakeboarding.