Lauren Townsend

Lauren Townsend, 18, senior. Was captain of girls'
varsity volleyball team, coached by her mother. Other
players said she was "consumed" by the sport. Member
of the National Honor Society. She planned to attend
Colorado State University on an academic scholarship
and become a wildlife biologist, like her oldest brother.

"She was to be a senior class valedictorian at her
graduation next month," her uncle, David Beck, told
CNN. "Lauren, unfortunately, won't have the opportunity
to make the impact on the world that I'm sure she would

When shooting began in the library, "we understand that Lauren was hit nearly immediately," he
said. Her family "takes some comfort in the hope that there was no suffering."