Bre Ladd is a former American volleyball player who was featured at the number one position in the 2002 edition of the volleyball magazine 'Fab 50.' She is the wife of former basketball player and the head coach of the 'Sacramento Kings' of the 'National Basketball Association' (NBA), Luke Walton. Bre played volleyball for her high school and the university teams. She won a couple of titles and awards for volleyball and secured a place in the junior national team. However, despite so many achievements, Bre quit playing the sport after college. She is fluent in sign language and has even served at a special school for deaf and mutes. She now lives a low-key life with her family. Bre and Luke Walton were mates at the 'University of Arizona.' The athletic couple had a western, cream, and gold theme wedding amidst the Rockies. The couple has two sons.
Birth & Education
Bre was born Bre Filene Ladd on April 19, 1984, in Tucson, Arizona, United States, to Bob Ladd, and Tammie Ladd. She was raised along with her older brother, Josh Ladd.
Bre attended the 'Canyon Del Oro High School' in Tucson, and later graduated from the 'University of Arizona' in 2003 with a major in community and public health.
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Bre played volleyball since her school days. She created a record of kills in for the ‘Canyon Del Oro (CDO) High School’ and was a volleyball letter winner for four consecutive years. She was also a member of the ‘CDO Honor Roll.’ Bre also won the 'Gatorade National High School Volleyball Player of the Year' in 2001. She played as great middle hitter for 'Arizona University's' volleyball team ('Arizona Wildcats'). In addition to her school and college volleyball teams, Bre played for Tuscan's 'Club Cactus' junior for four years. She won several honors, including 'Tucson Citizen' and 'Arizona Republic Arizona State Player of the Year.' In 2002, Bre Recorded the highest number of blocks (124 blocks) and the best blocks per game average (1.09) in the history of ‘Arizona’ freshman. Bre competed at the 'Women's Junior World Championships' in Santo Domingo and Santiago, Dominican Republic, as a member of the 2001 USA junior national team.
Besides playing volleyball, Bre served as a mentor for deaf students at the 'Arizona School for the Deaf and Blind.'
Family & Personal Life
Bre Ladd and Luke Walton attended the 'University of Arizona' at the same time and both played for 'Arizona Wildcats' – Bre played volleyball while Luke played basketball. They first met in 2002, but it was not a love at first sight. They remained friends until 2005 after which they began their relationship. The two got engaged after dating for over six years. Luke proposed Bre on the Christmas Eve of 2012.
Bre and Luke had a dream-like wedding ceremony on August 17, 2013. The two said "I Do" in front of 225 guests at the base of the Rockies. The guests and the would-be married couple were then transported to the reception venue, 'The Little Nell,' in Aspen, Colorado, on gondolas. The whole event was planned by Brooke Keegan who was recommended by Luke's cousin, Harmony Walton, of 'The Bridal Bar.' Musician Kelley James performed an acoustic soft rock and rap fusion on the event. Bre and Luke spent a few more days in Aspen after the wedding ceremony and then headed to their honeymoon destination in Santorini, Crete, and Lake Como. The couple decided on a simple, relaxed, and an intimate ceremony where the guests can have fun even in their tuxedos.
Bre and Luke welcomed their first child, a son, Lawson, in 2014. Their second son was born in 2016. Bre's all-time favorite movie is 'Pretty Woman' and the series 'Friends.' As an athlete, she looks up to Michael Jordan.