Arizona volleyball player Bre Ladd cheers with her teammates during their game against Winthrop McKale Center, Friday, Sept. 2, 2005 in Tucson, Ariz. Photo by James S. Wood / Arizona Daily Star

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The Gatorade national volleyball player of the year at Canyon del Oro High School in 2002, Ladd became a four-year starter at Arizona, starting strong as she made the Pac-12 All-Freshman team and set a freshman record for blocks (124). She is married to Los Angeles Lakers coach Luke Walton. 

Sports columnist for the Arizona Daily Star.