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  Lauren Eklund

Lauren Eklund

Player Profile

Class:
Freshman

Hometown:
Charlottesville, VA

High School:
Albemarle HS

Height:
5-10

Birthdate:
07/30/1994

career:Eklund was named to the Virginia AAA High School's girls All-State team In 2008, 09, 10 and 11. She was named All-Region two times (2008 and 2009) and All-Albemarle District four times. Eklund is a three-time Charlottesville City Champion, winning in 2008, 2010 and 2011.

Eklund finished 13th out of 102 girls at the 2011 Optimist International Tournament and eighth at the 2011 Optimist International Tournament of Champions as well as the junior Valentine Girls Division 2011 winner.

PERSONAL:Lauren Eklund...Daughter of Tom and Lori Eklund...Has one brother, Weston (22), who is a senior golfer at Radford University...Major: undecided... After graduation, would like to be a nutritionist...Favorite Foods: Pizza, chicken,any dessert with chocolate...Favorite Movie:"Seven Pounds"....Favorite Book Read:"Dear John" by Nicholas Sparks...Dream Vacation: Aruba or some tropical island.

"In Lauren, I know I am getting a great golfer but also a great person and family of supporters. In a short time Lauren has proven to me that she is an athlete who understands the Wonderful opportunity that's been given her and she will spend the next four years Achieving her goals through dedication and hard work. She has all the great qualities Coaches look for in a recruit and I have no doubt she will make a major impact on our Program. The team and the ODU community are so excited to welcome her in the fall." -ODU Head Coach Carol Robertson.

"I chose ODU because the school's atmosphere and people seem so happy and upbeat to be around. Coach Robertson seems dedicated to her work and making the team better each year. The girls on the team are so nice and outgoing, they made me feel like I was not only part of the team, but also a part of the golf family. ODU made my choice for picking a college an easy one. It has so much to offer, from my major, to every aspect of making me a better student and a better golfer.

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