Volleyball standout Boyd picks G'burg

Player of Year gets academic grant to school

May 09, 1999|By Pat O'Malley

Severna Park's Lauren Boyd, The Sun's Anne Arundel County volleyball Player of the Year and a two-time All-Metro selection, will attend Gettysburg (Pa.) College on an academic scholarship.

Boyd also considered Bucknell, Mary Washington College and Franklin & Marshall before deciding to wearing the orange and blue of the highly rated, NCAA Division III Bullets.

"Gettysburg fits me best, academically and athletically," she said.

With a weighted grade-point average well over 4.00 and a 1,260 SAT score, Boyd, who is also yearbook editor, defines the term student-athlete.

An outstanding 5-foot-6 setter, she led coach Tim Dunbar's No. 2-ranked Falcons to the Class 4A state finals and an 18-2 record last fall. She led the Falcons in serving percentage (.954), aces (80) and assists (584).

"Without Lauren, we don't do anything," Dunbar said after Boyd led the Falcons their fourth consecutive county title. "She was like having a coach on the court."

While she will play volleyball at Gettysburg, Boyd was also an outstanding tennis player at Severna Park. A co-captain of the 13-0 team, Boyd played doubles with fellow senior Jessica DeGraffenreid. She played three tennis seasons on a team that went 40-0.

Pub Date: 5/09/99

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