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Player Profile:

Senior (2009-10): Played primarily in the No. 6 singles position for the Bulls ... Went 6-5 in dual match competition and 12-10 overall ... Helped the Bulls advance to the semifinals of the BIG EAST Championships with her 6-3, 6-0 victory over Caitlin Baker ... Teamed up with freshman Ecaterina Vasenina early in the season in the No. 3 doubles position, and together the duo went 1-4 in dual match competition ... Went 28-24 in dual match competition and 36-26 overall in her three years with the Bulls.

Junior (2008-09): Had a 5-9 dual match record and a 9-16 overall record...First win of the season came against Kenza Belbacha of the University of Central Florida (10/25/08)...Played mostly in the No. 5 and No. 6 singles positions...Went 5-5 when playing in the No.6 position...Recorded a four match winning streak from 1/18/09 to 2/13/09...Played in the No. 1, No. 2 and No. 3 doubles spots...Natalia Guevara, Irene Rehberger and Allyn Muller were her doubles partners throughout the season...Muller and Shumate won three straight doubles matches together from 1/17/09 to 1/24/09...Muller and Shumate obtained a 5-7 doubles record together which was tied for the second best doubles record on the team.

Freshman (2006-07, Purdue): Records -- 4-5, 0-3 Big Ten; Doubles 4-3, 1-1 Big Ten Joined Boilermakers during the semester break ... Played three matches at the Virginia Invitational and won decisions over Alabama's Paulina Bigos and Wisconsin's Chelsea Nusslock ... Played as high as No. 3 singles and scored a win over Butler's Molly Casperson, 7-5, 6-2 ... Alternated wins and losses through seven doubles contests, finishing with a 4-3 record.

Juniors: Attended to Keystone High School and was home schooled in Pennsylvania ... Played in the Women’s ITF Challenger Circuit events.

Personal: Given name is Lauren Ashley Shumate ... Born May 22, 1989 in Lafayette, Ind.... Daughter of Miles and Laura Brannan ... Has two younger sisters, Marissa (8) and Tiana (6) ... Enjoys football, basketball as well as water and snow skiing ... Majoring in criminology.

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