Laura Anderson is no stranger to development of a first year collegiate volleyball program. In 2005, Anderson was one of the first players Head Coach, Laura Stegall, recruited for Indiana Tech’s inaugural program.
Anderson was a phenomenal player and work horse for the Indiana Tech Warriors from 2005-2008. During her stint at Indiana Tech, she led the team to their first NAIA National Tournament appearance and a first place finish in the Wolverine Hoosier Athletic Conference. Booker was named an NAIA Academic All-American (2006-2008), Wolverine Hoosier Athletic First team All-Conference member (2008), All-Conference/All-National Champion of Character (2005-2008), MVP (2008), and honored as Indiana Tech’s Hyashi Student-Athlete of the Year (2008).
In addition to being a team captain and setter for the Warriors, Anderson recorded a 3.99 GPA in her studies. This earned Booker the esteemed honors of top student in both her major and the overall College of General Studies. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from Indiana Tech in 2009 with a Bachelors of Science degree in Recreation Therapy.
Prior to her position at Daytona State College, Anderson worked as an Admissions Counselor and Recruitment Event Coordinator at Indiana Tech. Additionally, Anderson has coached for various elite travel volleyball programs in Northeast Indiana, as well as, Florida. Previously, Anderson was involved with Pineapple Sport ONE Volleyball Club in Fort Wayne, Indiana, and more recently she provided coaching and skill training for Florida Elite Volleyball Club.
Laura and her husband Josh Anderson reside in Port Orange, FL with their son, Oliver.