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Laura Davies Memorial Scholarship Fund

 

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:

  1. Played for three years as a Guns Up Volleyball Club Member in good standing with club fees/dues.
  2. Must be a current Senior in High School.
  3. Current High School GPA at least 87.5 average on 100 point scale
  4. Submission of High School Transcript with your current GPA from your school registrar’s office. 
  5. All applications must be submitted to the club by May 1, 2022 by email or mail.

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.

Mailing Address:

Guns Up Volleyball Club
P.O.Box 53266
Lubbock, TX 79453

Email: gunsupvolleyball@gmail.com


2022 Laura Davies Scholarship Recipient - Lilly Dudley

The Guns Up Volleyball Club Board of Directors are proud to announce the 2022 recipient of the Laura Davies Memorial Scholarship, Lilly Dudley. Lilly graduates from Monterey High School with a 4.84 grade point average, tenth in her class, with 25 hours of college credits. Some of Lilly’s extracurriculars include National Honor Society, Helping Youth Purposefully Engage, the Chick-fil-A Leadership Academy, and Leading Ladies. Lilly has also earned a Food Handler’s Certification through the Culinary Arts program. Lilly played on the Junior Varsity her Freshman and Sophomore years and on the Varsity Volleyball team for the Monterey Plainsmen her Junior and Senior year. Lilly is a Plainsman 4.0 Scholar and a 9th-12th Grade LISD Scholar. Lilly has played for Guns Up for 7 years. She plans on attending South Plains College to pursue a career in Dentistry. We know she will excel in her future, and look forward to watching her accomplish her goals. Congratulations, Lilly!

 

“Through my many years of volleyball, I have learned that playing isn’t everything, it’s the relationships you make that matter the most. Every person associated with the team has a role to play in the team’s success. It is not always having to touch the ball or being on the court. No matter your role on the team or in life you can choose how you impact those around you by being All In!” - Lilly Dudley


2021 Laura Davies Scholarship Recipient - Ashley Carter

Shelby Snead

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