At Lees-McRae College: Shade did not play during her freshman season at Lees-McRae College due to an injury ... must sit out 2003-04 season at East Tennessee State in compliance with the NCAA transfer rule.
At Erwin High School in Asheville, N.C.: won three letters after moving up to varsity as the teamís shooting guard ... led Buncombe County in blocked shots in 1999 as a member of the junior varsity squad ... also lettered one season in track.
Personal: Lauren is the daughter of Ben and Rosa Shade ... born on Sept. 12, 1984, and is majoring in Pre-med/biology ... cousin of Sam Shade, formerly a strong safety with the Washington Redskins and Cincinnati Bengals, and cousin of former Appalachian State womenís basketball player Jaymi Wilson ... represented ICE Model Talent Management at a modeling competition in New York City this past summer.
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