Lana Common cemented herself reputation as one of the best athletes to ever grace a volleyball court at Grant MacEwan College (now MacEwan University) if not the entire ACAC during her 4 year playing career. An ACAC All Conference Team member for all 4 seasons from 1993-94 to 1997-98, and a 3 time CCAA All Canadian Team selection (1993-94, 1995-96 and 1997-98), Common led the Griffins to consecutive ACAC Championships in 1996-97 and 1997-98. Although the CCAA National title proved elusive, she was selected to the CCAA National Championship All-Tournament team in all 4 years of her career.
After her playing career was over, Lana contributed to the Griffins as an Assistant Coach in 1996-97 and the subsequent season as Head Coach. MacEwan acknowledged the 4 time team MVP and 3 time Female Athlete of the Year with a placement on the Griffins Wall of Distinction. Lana wasn't a slouch in the classroom either earning 4 consecutive CCAA Academic All-Canadian Awards as she worked towards a Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science and eventually a Bachelor of Physical Education. Lana is currently a practising Doctor of Chiropractic Medicine.