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    Laura Durham

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Pearland, Texas

    High School:
    Pearland HS

    Last College:
    Texas A&M

    Height:
    5-10

    Position:
    3B

    Birthdate:
    02/19/1985

    Experience:
    2L

    Bats-Throws:
    R-R

    Laura Durham

    Honors at Houston
    2007 Conference USA All-Tournament Team

    2007 Season (Senior)
    One of four Cougars to start all 62 games ... started the season at third base before moving to left field ... Houston won 37 of 49 games when Durham started in left field ... tied for team lead with 10 home runs and nine doubles ... one of eight players in C-USA to smack double-digit homers ... her 19 career home runs are fourth in program history ... one of five Cougars with 25 RBIs ... 17 of her 25 RBIs came via homers ... tied for second on the squad, driving home 12 two-out RBIs ... also racked up 62 career RBIs, which is eighth in program history ... tied for third on the team, recording 48 hits ... third on the squad with a .293 batting average and produced 12 multi-hit efforts ... stepped up her play in C-USA action, notching a hit in 18 of 27 games against league foes ... ranked in the Top 10 in three different categories in C-USA games, including home runs (5), runs (15) and slugging percentage (.582) ... hit a solo home run against No. 11 Michigan (Feb. 10) ... went 2-for-3 with a pair of doubles, a run scored and an RBI against Centenary (Feb. 18) ... knocked an RBI-triple in the sixth inning against Iowa State (Feb. 24) to tie the score at 1-1 ... cranked a solo homer in the seventh inning of a scoreless game against UCSB (March 2) ... started league play strong with a hit in each game of the Southern Miss series (March 10-11), including a 3-for-3 performance in the finale ... was 2-for-3 with three runs scored at Memphis (March 25) ... blasted a two-run shot in middle game of UAB series (March 31) ... belted a grand slam in series finale at UTEP (April 7) ... scored a run in each game of the UCF series (April 21-22) ... ended season on a career-long nine-game hitting streak (May 5-20), which included five multi-hit efforts and six games with an RBI ... earned C-USA All-Tournament honors and broke 0-0 tie with a solo home run against UCF (May 10) ... went 2-for-3 with a run scored and an RBI against Marshall (May 11) ... opened NCAA College Station Regional with a 3-for-3 performance and an RBI-single against No. 23 ULL (May 19) ... hit grand slam and drew a pair of walks in UH's 8-1 win against No. 7 Texas A&M (May 20) ... was 2-for-3 in both games against No. 7 Texas A&M (May 21).

    2006 Season (Junior)
    One of only three Cougars to play in all 63 games ... split time at third base and designated player ... fourth on the team producing 48 hits ... paced the squad and was tied for sixth in C-USA, crushing nine home runs ... slapped a team-best 10 doubles ... shared the team lead with two triples ... recorded 13 multi-hit and nine multi-RBI games ... went 9-for-10 in the stolen base department ... produced game's only run with a towering home run against Kansas (Feb. 11) ... erased a 3-0 deficit against McNeese State (Feb. 15), cranking a three-run bomb in the sixth inning ... went 2-for-4 scoring two runs while driving home a season-best four against Texas A&M-Corpus Christi (Feb. 19) ... was 3-for-4 with three RBIs and two runs scored against Rhode Island (Feb. 24) ... notched a 2-for-3 performance with two RBIs against Mississippi (Mar. 3) ... was 2-for-3 with a homer and two runs scored at No. 18 Baylor (Mar. 8) ... went 1-for-3 with two RBIs and two stolen bases against East Carolina (Mar. 12) ... cranked a double and a home run in 2-for-3 effort at Tulsa (Mar. 20) ... went 1-for-3, drawing a bases loaded walk against Southern Miss (April 23) ... strung together four consecutive multi-hit games against Texas Southern (April 24) and Grambling State (April 25) ... notched multi-RBIs in three of those four games ... hit safely in each game of the Memphis series (May 6-7) ... went 1-for-2 with a home run, two runs scored and three RBIs in an elimination game against Southern Miss (May 12) at the C-USA Tournament.

    Before Houston
    Tranferred to UH after playing two seasons at Texas A&M ... batted .250 with a .358 on-base percentage in 2005 ... stepped up her play in Big XII action hitting .429 to go along with a .556 on-base percentage ... knocked a two-run triple with two outs against Cat Osterman of Texas to clinch the Big XII regular-season title ... was a Texas A&M/Verizon Scholar-Athlete in 2004 ... saw action in 42 games while starting 38 ... registered a season-best three hits against Penn State (2/28) ... blasted a two-run homer in the second inning in the Aggies 5-4 upset over No. 9 Oklahoma (3/28).

    High School/Club
    Four-year letterwinner at Pearland High School in softball and volleyball ... honored as a All-District First-Team selection from 2000-03 ... was tabbed NFCA All-America in 2003 ... named as a Who's Who Among American High School Students ... three-time NFCA All-America Scholar-Athlete ... competed internationally in Australia with the Texas Stars ... named tournament MVP in Australia.

    Personal
    Daughter of Larry and Tracy Durham ... born on February 19, 1985 ... chose to attend UH because of "the team chemistry and dedicated coaching staff." ... older sister Lindsay who was a member of the Cougar softball program from 2001-04 ... major is sociology.

    About Me
    Personality Trait I Admire in Others: Generosity and originality.
    Favorite Movie: Walk the Line
    Worst Movie: In Good Company
    Person I Most Admire: My Sister
    TV Show I Stay Home to Watch : American Idol
    Historic Figure That Laura Would Like To Meet: Johnny Cash and Babe Ruth
    Dream Vacation Destination: The Virgin Islands or Acapulco
    Favorite Book: A Walk to Remember (Nicholas Sparks)
    Dream Lunch Companion: Paul Walker
    Favorite Food: Italian
    Favorite Restauarant: Olive Garden
    Childhood Hero: My Dad
    Childhood Nickname: Lou Lou
    Quote: "Your Talent is God's gift to you; what you do with it is your gift back to God.

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