|Born:||Sept. 12, 1991|
|High School:||George Walton HS|
TITANS `11: Played in 75 sets over 25 matches (21 starts) • Her only match with 10-or-more kill came on Sept. 17 against Utah State. She set a career high that night with 12 kills (.368) • Posted 5-plus kills on eight occasions and hit .538 (8-1-13) on Oct. 1 at Cal State Northridge • Had third most blocks (46.0) on the team – nine solos, 37 assists • Had a season best 5.0 blocks on two occasions (Sept. 20 at San Diego State – 5 assists and Oct. 1 at Cal State Northridge – one solo and four assists.
WESTERN CAROLINA `10: Lettered one season for Head Coach Manuel Concepcion and the Catamounts • Played 86 sets over 27 matches tallying 72 kills, 23 digs and 61 blocks • Had a season-high 11 kills on Sept. 29 against Appalachian State • Scooped up three digs on two occasions, with the last coming on Oct. 30 at The Citadel • Had seven blocks in a match against Presbyterian on Sept. 15.
GEORGE WALTON HS: Was a four-year letterwinner for Coach Susanne Fitzgerald • As a senior, helped her team to a 45-5 overall record and a state runner-up finish • Was a 2009 Georgia High School All-Star • Became the first player in GWHS history to go on to play NCAA Div. I volleyball at Western Carolina University • Also lettered twice as a basketball player.
PERSONAL: Born on Sept. 12, 1991, in London, England • Full name is Leah Francesca Best • Parents are Don and Peggy Dobbs • Has one younger sister, Anouska (16) • Majoring in public relations and minoring in history • Has aspirations of playing for the English Olympic volleyball team • Her most prized possession is her green card • Favorites include: Avett Brothers (musical artists), "Some Like it Hot" (movie), "Workaholics" (TV show), Boston Celtics legend Larry Bird (athlete) and pasta (food).