Presented by the Guns Up Volleyball Club Board of Directors
Laura Mason Davies
Laura Mason Davies graduated from Lubbock High School in 2003. She was active in volleyball in high school and had multiple academic achievements. She attended Mesa State University in Grand Junction, Colorado where she played volleyball until returning to Lubbock to enroll at Texas Tech University. She graduated from Texas Tech with a Bachelor of Science. She married Jeramy Davies in 2007. In 2010, Laura achieved her Ph.D. in Physical Therapy. She coached for Guns Up Volleyball and served as our Club Director from September 2012 to September 2014.
Laura was an inspirational physical therapist who helped athletes through injury recovery and was also a dedicated advocate for women’s health issues. She was an avid runner and participated in marathons and triathlons around Texas.
Laura was diagnosed with brain cancer in 2014 and lost her brave battle on July 15, 2017.
To honor Laura and celebrate her life, we are proud to offer a $2,000 college scholarship for our own graduating seniors, in her memory.
Scholarship applicant requirements:
All scholarship awards will be submitted to the College or University once you have signed your intent to attend and will be divided between the Fall and Spring Semester of your Freshman year.
Submit your application and supporting documents to Guns Up Volleyball Club President, Angelica M. Garcia.
Guns Up Volleyball Club
Lubbock, TX 79453
2023 Laura Davies Scholarship Recipient - Meagan Bray
The Guns Up Volleyball Club Board of Directors is pleased to announce the 2023 Laura Davies Memorial Scholarship recipient, Meagan Bray! Meagan will be graduating from Ropesville High School, where she excelled on and off the court in various programs including JV Track, Cheer and Basketball, Manager for Varsity Basketball, Wool Judging, Senior Quiz, Varsity Volleyball and more! Meagan was named to 2nd Team All-District her Sophomore and Junior years, and Honorable Mention her Senior year following her career-ending injury.
“I know I was destined to be a coach. I want to positively impact my future kids just as my life was impacted by my amazing coaches,” Meagan tells us. “In my last season I tore my ACL, meniscus and shattered the head of my femur,” she continues, “I knew in that moment that my playing career was over but that injury opened the door to my future. I absolutely believe God closed one door and opened the door to my future and that the pain I had to endure for so many months was for a greater purpose.
As a member of Guns Up Volleyball Club as a player, and as a coach in our Sixers program, Meagan has brought her love of the game to court! Meagan, we wish you the best in your pursuit of your degree in Education at Angelo State University. We await your arrival back on the court as a volleyball coach and in the classroom as a teacher! Congratulations!
2022 Laura Davies Scholarship Recipient - Lilly Dudley
2021 Laura Davies Scholarship Recipient - Ashley Carter
2020 Laura Davies Scholarship Recipient - Shelby Snead, Lubbock Cooper
2019 Laura Davies Scholarship Recipient - Morgan Johnson, Denver City
2018 Laura Davies Scholarship Recipient, Macey Jordan, Denver City