The Woodlands, Texas
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The Woodlands HS

2009 Scholastic All-American
2009 SEC Academic Honor Roll
2009 H. Boyd McWhorter Scholar-Athlete Post-Graduate Scholarship Nominee
2008 Scholastic All-American
2008 SEC Academic Honor Roll
2007 Tiger Athletic Foundation’s Scholar Athlete of the Year
2007 Second-Team All-SEC
2007 Scholastic All-American
2007 SEC Academic Honor Roll
2006 Scholastic All-American
2006 SEC Freshmen Academic Honor Roll

Suffered an ankle injury while warming up on beam in the Cancun Classic … Saw limited action all season and only competed twice on bars … Set a career high on bars with a 9.775 at Kentucky (1/23) … Also competed at Auburn and scored a 9.050 on bars … Earned NACGC/W Scholastic All-America honors for the fourth straight season … Was named a member of the SEC Academic Honor Roll for the fourth time in her career and received the LSU female nomination for the H. Boyd McWhorter Scholar-Athlete Post-Graduate Scholarship for the SEC … Earned her fourth varsity letter.    

Saw action on the vault, beam and floor this season … Injured her leg on the beam against Kentucky (2/1), and didn’t perform again until the Super Six … Notched a 9.625 on the floor at the Super Six (4/25) … Posted two scores of 9.900 or better on the event during the season, including a season-high 9.925 at the Cancun Classic (1/4) … Also notched a career-high 9.900 on the vault at that meet … Her 9.900 on the vault was good enough for the meet title on the event … Top mark on the beam this season was a 9.775 effort at Georgia … Named to the SEC Honor Roll and was an NACGC Academic All-American.

A standout on the floor for the Tigers as a sophomore, she also saw limited action on the vault and beam … Was named a 2007 second-team All-SEC selection after finishing second on the floor (9.925) at the conference championships … Won a share of the floor title at the NCAA Southeast Regional Championships, notching a 9.900 … Finished the regular season ranked third nationally on the floor with a RQS of 9.930 … Posted 10 scores of 9.900 or higher on the floor over the course of the season … Won a team-leading seven meet titles on the event, recording scores of 9.900 or better in each of those victories … Her season average of 9.848 on the floor led the team in 2007 … Also competed on beam four times and the vault three times … Turned in career highs of 9.825 on the vault and 9.800 on the beam … Continued to excel in the classroom where she was named an Academic All-American as well as a member of the SEC Academic Honor Roll.

Saw action on each of the four events for the Tigers as a freshman … Made one all-around appearance during the season, scoring a 38.925 against Georgia behind season highs of 9.750 on the bars and 9.775 on the beam … Competed most consistently on the floor exercise where she saw action in 11 of the Tigers’ 15 meets … Notched a then career-best 9.850 on the event versus Alabama … Scored a 9.825 on three separate occasions … Recorded a season-high 9.775 on the vault in the Tigers’ win over UCLA … Competed on the beam at the NCAA Central Regional and scored a 9.725 … Also excelled in the classroom where she earned Academic All-America honors and was named to the SEC Freshman Academic Honor Roll.

A Level 10 gymnast for Debbie Katchuk, Deana Perish and Blaine Anthony at Texans Gymnastics … Finished second at the regional championships in both 2004 and 2005 … Placed ninth on the floor at the national championships in 2004 … Attended The Woodlands High School where she graduated with a 4.30 GPA.

Full name is Lauren Whitney Klein … Daughter of Gene and Betty Klein … Born Aug. 25, 1987 … Has two older brothers, Matt and Justin … A biological sciences major.

Vault: 9.900 (1-4-08 at Cancun Classic)
Bars: 9.775 (1-23-09 at Kentucky)
Beam: 9.800 (3-23-07 at Centenary)
Floor: 9.975 (3-23-07 at Centenary)
All-Around: 38.925 (2-4-06 at Georgia)

Vault: 1
Floor: 7
Total: 8

About Lauren
Lauren Klein
Nickname: Klein
Major: Biology
After College I want to: become the next Einstein
My hobbies are: Studying
Something I’ve done that most people don’t know is: toured with a rock band
Who inspires you? Summer Hubbard
The TV show I never miss is: Grey’s Anatomy.
My favorite sporting event to watch is: Football.
My biggest pet peeve is: when anything in my room is out of place.
The best advice I ever received is: to forgive is to move forward.
My favorite place on LSU campus is: Mike the Tiger’s cage.
Before a meet I have to: put on my lucky socks.
What I will miss most about LSU when I leave: The football games


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