Jan. 26, 2005
ATLANTA - Lauren Sauer, a four-year starter on the Georgia Tech volleyball team from 2001-04, has joined the Yellow Jacket women's basketball team, head coach MaChelle Joseph announced Wednesday. The 6-4 center will add depth to the Yellow Jacket frontcourt and joins the team with a year of eligibility remaining following the 2004-05 campaign.
"My staff and I are very excited, along with our players, that Lauren has decided to join our team," said Joseph. "Not only does she give us an inside presence and depth to our frontcourt, but she brings a wealth of experience as well. With no seniors on our current roster, she will bring some leadership to our young team. She is a proven winner on the ACC level in volleyball, and we are all excited about the contribution that she will make to our team this year.
The volleyball honorable mention All-American was a two-time all-ACC selection that also earned ACC Rookie of the Year honors in 2001. A native of Huntsville, Ala., Sauer helped the volleyball team reach the NCAA Elite Eight in 2003 and the Sweet 16 in 2004 and finished her career ranked second in solo blocks (99) and fourth in kills (1,706) and kills per game (3.60) in the Georgia Tech annals.
Sauer was a two-year letterwinner from basketball coach Charles Derrick at Grissom High, where she set the record for most assists in 1999, after spending the three previous years at Irmo High School.
She will be available to play in this evening's game against the Clemson Tigers, which is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. at Alexander Memorial Coliseum.
Lauren Sauer joined the women's basketball team