Laura was standout volleyball player at Fontbonne that earned accolades during all four of her years as a Griffin. During her freshman year, she earned Second-Team All-Conference honors. Her sophomore, junior and senior year she got First-Team All-Conference honors. Laura also got NAIA All-American honors during her sophomore year.
Laura received a bachelor's degree and master's degree in communication disorders. She coached volleyball at Gibault Catholic High School for five years.