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Volleyball - Tue, Jul. 20, 2010
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INDIANAPOLIS - Former University of Notre Dame standout Lauren Beck has been named Marian University volleyball assistant coach, director of athletics Joe Haklin announced on Tuesday.
"We are very fortunate to add Lauren Beck to our staff," said Haklin. "She has an impressive volleyball background and she is very familiar with the collegiate volleyball scene. Lauren will add a lot to an already strong program."
Beck brings a wealth of experience to Marian University after a stellar four-year career at the University of Notre Dame where she was named an CoSIDA ESPN The Magazine Academic All-American in 2005. She was a two-time AVCA All-American who served as the team's co-captain in 2005. She graduated from Notre Dame with a bachelor's degree in business administration in 2006.
Upon graduation, Beck spent a year away from volleyball before rejoining the Fighting Irish in 2007 as an assistant volleyball coach. In her one year as assistant coach, Beck coordinated recruiting efforts and assisted in the overall development of student-athletes, while serving as camp director for the Notre Dame Volleyball overnight summer camps. Her focus as assistant coach was on the middle blockers and her group finished in the top 20 in team blocks per game.
Beck will assist head coach Dan Findley and joins a program that tied the school record for victories (29) and earned its best finish in the MCC since it won the championship in 1988, its first year in the MCC.