May 2, 2012
LOS ANGELES, Calif. -
The LMU volleyball program, led by Head Coach Tom Black, has inked a pair of standout student-athletes that will join the team in the fall. Kathleen Luft and Hannah Tedrow have both committed to joining the Lion program for the 2012 season.
Luft is a 6'1" outside hitter who will transfer in after spending three years, including a redshirt season in 2009, at the University of Georgia. A native of Thousand Oaks, Calif., Luft is the daughter of LMU Assistant Athletic Director of Development, Brian Luft. Kathleen appeared in 26 matches with 24 starts last year for Georgia, recording 285 kills, 24 aces, 108 digs and 44 blocks. A constant on the attack for the Bulldogs, she led or tied for the team lead in kills 15 times, including posting three double-doubles over the course of the year. As a freshman, she appeared in 30 matches with 20 starts while recording 271 kills (2.44 per set), 23 assists, 20 aces, 173 digs (1.56 per set) and 48 blocks to the tune of five double-doubles. A consummate student-athlete, she was named to the Director's Honor Roll for spring semester as a sophomore after being named to the SEC Freshman Academic Honor Roll. Before going to Georgia, Luft graduated from Thousand Oaks High School where she was a four-year letter winner. There, she was named 2008 Most Valuable Athlete and a Star News first team selection while also garnering a first team selection from the Marmonte League.
Tedrow is a 5'8" setter from Orange Lutheran High School and the Surf City Volleyball Club. A native of Foothill Ranch, Calif., Tedrow was a four-year varsity starter at Orange Lutheran. A second team All-Trinity League selection as a freshman, she earned firs team selections in each of her final three seasons. Tedrow, the MVP of the La Jolla Tournament as a senior, earned a silver medal at the Junior Olympics in 2011 en route to an All-Tournament selection. She also garnered a silver medal at the Global National Challenge in 2010.
The 2012 LMU Lions, including Luft and Tedrow, will begin their season on August 18 when they welcome former Lions to Gersten Pavilion for the Alumnae Match at 1 p.m.
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