6 - Lara Markey
Lara Markey
Height: 5-10
Year: Fr.
Hometown: San Diego, Calif.
High School: Westview
Position: OH
Major: Economics
Team: Epic Volleyball Club

2013: Played in 24 sets...16 kills...tallied four kills versus NYU (9/7).

Off the Court at MIT: Majoring in economics.

Why I Chose MIT: I chose MIT because it promised the perfect balance of athletics and academics that I wanted in a school. There is no place on earth that is more intellectually challenging, and I know that I will learn a lot during my years here, both in the classroom and out. The people at MIT make it all the more amazing, and the school's diverse culture really convinced me that it was the place for me.

High School: A 2013 graduate of Westview High School...two-time San Diego Union Tribune all-academic team...2012 Coaches' Award...three-time varsity letterwinner...also participated in horseback riding...salutatorian...National Honor Society...California Scholarship Federation...Environmentalism Club secretary...Roofs 4 Youths vice-president...Student Senate representative...Humanities tutor...Fraternity of Academic and Civic Excellence inductee...Westview Academic Hall of Fame...National AP Scholar...Honor Roll with Distinction.

Club: Epic Volleyball Club...Wave Volleyball Club...gold medalist at the 2010 Far Western Junior National qualifier.