|7 Lauren Preston
Versatile infielder saw action at shortstop, third base and second base, in addition to stints as a pinch hitter and pinch runner in her true freshman season...Appeared in 33 games, gathering 21 starts on the season...Picked up the first hit of her career in the first game of the season against Washington at the UNLV Spring Tournament, going 1-for-3...Went 1-2 against Memphis at the ASU Kajikawa Classic...Tallied her first career RBI against Missouri at the Lobo Invitational...Went 1-for-3 with an RBI and a run scored against Kansas...Scored two runs and picked up a hit in Tech's double-header sweep of Texas State...Had the hit that allowed the winning run to score in the Red Raiders' come-from-behind win over Iowa State...Turned in a hit in a trip to the plate against Oklahoma State...Saw significant action in Tech's Big 12 semifinal game against Nebraska.
Played volleyball, basketball and softball at Fort Bend Austin High School in Sugar Land, Texas ... Led her softball squad to a 2006 District 20-5A 3rd-place finish and a 2007 4th-place finish ... Earned all-area first team and all-district honors for three years ... Was a member of the National Honor Society and earned all-academic recognition.
Personal Born March 17, 1989, to parents Michael and Eileen Preston ... Father is a certified public accountant as is her mother ... Both graduated from Lamar University ... Has three older brothers, Jason, Chad and Marcus ... Cites working out, scrapbooking and spending time with her family as her favorite hobbies ... Aspiring to become a pharmacist, she is another off to a great academic start, earning fall 2007 honor roll grades.