In 1998 she finished eighth in the World Championship Girls Under 10.
Ross was the first US female to head a "Top 100 Players" list of both male and female players, as published by the United States Chess Federation. In April 2002 she became the highest rated 13-year-old, male or female, in the US.
Laura is an alumna of Binghamton University.
She currently works as a chess instructor for the non-profit organization Chess-in-the-Schools.
- FIDE World Chess Federation
- United States Chess Federation
- Women's FIDE Master
- Rated 2217 (September 2011)
- Rated 11th top US Female player
- Women's US Championship (San Diego CA): won USCF Chess-Scholar Award; placed 2nd in competition
- Pan-American Championship (Cordoba, Argentina): earned silver medal in Girls Under 14 category
- Earned a spot on the US Youth Chess Team for 8 consecutive years. Placed in the Top Ten 3 times, WFM Laura Ross (accessed 7 September 2011)