Texas Tech tops Howard College, 12-5, in fall action at Rocky Johnson Field
SOUTH SALEM HIGH SCHOOL
Four-year letter-winner for one of the top high school teams in the state of Oregon ... squad advanced to the playoffs three times and finished second in state during both her junior and senior seasons ... named the All-Central Valley Conference (CV) first-team catcher all four seasons ... was a second-team all-state catcher as a freshman ... was a first-team all-state selection her final three seasons ... honored to the Statesman Journal's all-region team as both a freshman and senior ... also participated in water polo where she was a second-team All-CV selection as a sophomore.
Played for the Northwest Bullets, one of the top travel ball programs on the west coast ... member of the Bullets team for five years ... squad finished 17th at ASA Nationals in 2008 and then fifth a year later ... team also recorded a 19th-place performance at Premier Nationals in 2010 along with a 12th-place finish in 2011 and 17th-place showing in 2012.
Lauran Kae Bliss ... born April 4, 1994, to parents Shane and Rhonda Bliss ... has a younger sister, Lyndan ... majoring in political science and plans to eventually attend law school.