Women's Basketball Coaching Staff
Women's Basketball Director of Information Technology
After being away from Durham, N.C., for six years, Lauren Rice came back to her alma mater in 2006 and enters her eighth season on the Duke women’s basketball staff as the video coordinator.
My favorite part of a game day is … When the team runs out and they announce “HERE COMES DUKE!” and then the band starts playing.
Growing up, my favorite cartoon was … Gummi Bears: “Bouncing here and there and everywhere!”
What three words best describe you? ... Persistent, passionate and loyal.
My favorite thing about the Duke campus is… The Duke Gardens in the spring. It is so hard to pick just one piece of Duke, but I do love them. They are definitely a “must see” for anyone that hasn’t seen how beautiful the Duke Gardens are in full bloom.
Who has had the most influence in your life? ... My family has had a huge influence on my life, but probably the most impact has been seeing my nephew, Alex, grow up. He has a rare blood disorder and has many handicaps as a result. Alex amazes me because he always dreams of doing big and great things and doesn’t let his handicaps hold him back.
What is your favorite way to relax and get away from everything? ... I enjoy taking my pontoon boat out on Jordan Lake. I put down the anchor and read or take a nice, long nap on the water!
My advice to youngsters is? ... Work hard and have fun.
My favorite trip that I have taken has been … A road trip from Pittsburgh to Columbus to Indianapolis that I took many years ago with a few of my teammates after we graduated. It was one road trip I will NEVER forget.
One location I still want to visit is … Bermuda.
My favorite kind of ice cream is … Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough.