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2018 Laura Davies Scholarship Recipient


Macey Jordon

On behalf of the Board of Directors of Guns Up Volleyball Club,  I am proud to announce that the recipient of the first annual Laura Davies Memorial Scholarship Fund is Macey Jordon. Macey is the daughter of Wade and Jennifer Jordon of Denver City.   Macey has been a member of GUVC for four years and will graduate from Denver City High School in  May.  Macey was a member of the 2015  Denver City HS State Volleyball semi-final team.  Her volleyball awards include: Rookie of the Year as a Sophomore;  District 2-4A Offensive Player of the Year as a Junior; Denver City Offensive MVP as a Junior; and District 2-4A First Team All District as a Senior.  She was also the team captain her Senior year.  She  had multiple awards in track and field as well.   Her athletic abilities are second only to her outstanding academic achievements. She carries a 4.986 GPA and is ranked in the top 5% of her class.  Macey is also very active in her community and has been the recipient of many community service awards.  Macey recently signed to play volleyball at Ranger Junior College in the Fall of  2018 and plans to earn her degree in occupational therapy.   Macey has been a leader on the court and we have no doubt she will be a leader in her career path.  I know Laura Davies would be proud of  Macey for the successes she has already achieved at such a young age.  Congratulations Macey and  we wish you the very best in your  future endeavors!

Guns Up!!

Gwen Mandrell, Director

 

 

Laura Davies Memorial Scholarship Fund

Guns Up Volleyball Club


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 following an injury.  She graduated from Texas Tech with a Bachelors degree in Science. She married Jeramy Davies in 2007.  In 2010, Laura achieved her PhD in Physical Therapy.  She coached for Guns Up Volleyball and was Club Director from September 2012 to September 2014. 

Laura was an advocate for women’s health issues, as well as an inspirational physical therapist, helping athletes to recover from injuries. 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.  

We, the Board of Directors of Guns Up Volleyball Club, are proud to honor Laura’s memory with a $1500 college scholarship.

Scholarship applicant requirements:

  1. Three year Guns Up Volleyball Club Member in good standing with club fees/dues in their Senior year of High School.
  2. Current High School GPA of at least 3.5. 
  3. Submission of High School GPA from your school registrar’s office. 
  4. All applications must be submitted to the Club  Director by February 15, 2019. 

The scholarship award will be awarded yearly during the Guns Up Tumbleweed Classic Tournament. 

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.

To request an application, please contact our Club President, Angelica M. Garcia.  Email: gunsupvolleyball@gmail.com