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  Lori Baird
Lori Baird

Player Profile
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Murray, Utah

High School:
Murray HS

Height:
6-2

Position:
MB

Birthdate:
04/21/1987

Experience:
3L

Fast Facts: Is on pace to reach the 1,000 kills mark this season ... ranks fifth all-time at Utah in total blocks (474) and is fourth in block assists (437) ... ranked in the top-20 nationally last season in blocks per game ... played on the A2 National Team during the summer ... a two-time All-MWC and honorable mention All-West Region selection ... holds school record for hitting in a match (.923 vs. Missouri State, 2006) ... has the ability to play both in the middle and on the right side.

2007: All-MWC and honorable mention All-West Region selection ranked second in the MWC and 18th nationally with 1.53 blocks per game ... Utah ranked in the top-30 nationally in blocks per game ... .316 hitting percentage also led the Utes and was fifth in the conference ... .419 hitting percentage during the MWC Tournament was second among all-players ... named to MWC All-Tournament team ... named MWC Player of the Week on Oct. 29 after leading Utah to a 3-0 week ... was in double digits in kills 20 times, including the final seven matches of the year ... averaged 2.93 kills per game ... named to Purdue Mortar Board Premier all-tournament team ... had eight blocks against Tennessee at the AVCA Showcase (8/25) ... hit .441 (16-1-34) with seven blocks against North Carolina (8/31) ... came away with a .423 hitting percentage (15-4-26) and seven blocks vs. Dayton (9/1) ... tied for the team lead with 11 kills against USC (9/7) ... had a career-high 17 kills vs. San Diego State (9/13) ... recorded 11 blocks, 16 kills with a team-high .312 hitting percentage against Colorado State (9/21) ... hit .455 with 13 kills and four service aces against Wyoming (9/29) ... led team with 16 points on seven blocks and 10 kills with two aces against New Mexico State (10/3)... tallied 14 kills vs. TCU (10/6) ... hit .400 with 11 kills against BYU (10/12)... hit a season-best .632 with 13 kills and eight blocks vs. Wyoming (10/26) ... tallied 11 kills off .611 hitting with seven blocks against Air Force (10/27) ... ... tied a career-high with 17 kills with seven blocks and three aces against New Mexico (11/3)... hit .444 with 10 kills and a career-best five aces against San Diego State (11/17) ...hit .417 (12-2-24) in opening game of MWC Tournament vs. TCU (11/22) ... recorded nine blocks with two aces and 13 kills against No. 20 Colorado State (11/23) ... tallied 18 kills on .417 hitting vs. UNLV in MWC title match (11/24) ... Academic All-MWC.

2006: Started 31 matches and played in 107 games ... averaged 2.44 kills, 1.34 blocks and 0.27 aces ... hit .333 ... named all-conference and All-MWC Tournament ... honorable mention All-West Region ... set school record for hitting in a match against Missouri State (9/9), hitting at a .923 (12-0-13) clip ... tallied one double-double with an 11-kill, 13-block effort at Wyoming (10/14) ... recorded 12 double-digit kill matches, posting a season-high 13 kills three times (vs. then-No. 14 USC, 9/2; New Mexico, 11/4; and Wyoming, 11/9) ... recorded 12-kill matches against Missouri State (9/9), UNLV (9/21) and New Mexico (11/23) ... had 10 kills in MWC Tournament title match against Colorado State (11/25) ... led team in MWC Tourney, hitting .549 ... hit .667 (12-0-18) versus New Mexico (11/23) and .533 (8-0-15) against UNLV (11/24) in MWC Tournament ... hit .643 (9-0-14) against UVSC (10/10) and .615 (9-1-13) against San Diego State (10/20) ... tallied nine six-plus block matches with a season-high 13 at Wyoming (10/14) ... nine blocks at New Mexico (11/4) ... had eight blocks to end regular season at Colorado State (11/18) ... tallied a season-high three aces against Arkansas State (8/25) and New Mexico (11/4).

2005: Played in all 32 matches, making 31 starts... turned in averages of 2.54 kills, 0.13 assists, 0.68 digs and 1.34 blocks ... hit .287 ... ranked among the top rookies in the league in hitting and blocking all season ... tallied 16 double-digit kill outings and two double-doubles ... named MWC Player of the Week (10/24) for leading the Utes to wins over UNLV and San Diego State ... had an 11-kill, 15-dig double-double against Missouri State (9/10) ... double-doubled with 12 kills and 10 blocks against New Mexico (9/24) ... hit.714 on 14 swings against Air Force (9/24) ... hit better than .380 in five matches ... three times tallied a career-high 14 kills (vs. UNLV on 11/18, San Diego State on 10/22 and BYU on 9/28) ... knocked down 13 kills against Wyoming (11/11) ... career-high 15 digs at Missouri State ... 10 blocks against New Mexico ... turned in nine-block outings against Idaho (9/15), San Diego State (10/22) and Colorado State (11/25).

High School/Club: Named 4A MVP by Salt Lake Tribune and 4A first team all-state by Deseret Morning News senior year... averaged 18 kills, 17.2 digs and 4.5 blocks as a senior ... second-team all-state and first-team all-region as a junior ... led Murray to 4A state tournament four times ... played junior level club ball for High Country.

Personal: Majoring in communication science disorders ... born April 21, 1987 ... parents are Rick and Sherri Baird ... full name is Lori Marie Baird.

Career Highs
Kills	17 vs. San Diego State (9/13/07)
Hitting Pct.	.923 vs. Missouri State (9/9/06)
Assists	3, eight times
Digs	15 vs. Missouri State (9/10/05)
Blocks	13 vs. Wyoming (10/14/06)
Service Aces	5 vs. San Diego State (11/17/07)

BAIRD, Lori

Season GP-MP K K/G E TA Pct A A/G SA SA/G SE 2005................ 114-32 290 2.54 98 669 .287 15 0.13 22 0.19 59 2006................ 107-32 261 2.44 77 552 .333 12 0.11 29 0.27 57 2007................ 116-30 340 2.93 94 778 .316 37 0.32 27 0.23 33 TOTAL............... 337-94 891 2.64 269 1999 .311 64 0.19 78 0.23 149

Season DIG D/G RE BS BA TB B/G BE BHE Points Pts/G 2005................ 77 0.68 1 9 144 153 1.34 28 2 393.0 3.45 2006................ 68 0.64 3 13 130 143 1.34 10 3 368.0 3.44 2007................ 68 0.59 5 15 163 178 1.53 19 3 463.5 3.99 TOTAL............... 213 0.63 9 37 437 474 1.41 57 8 1224.5 3.63


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