UCLA Women's Basketball BIO
Thea Lemberger
Player Profile:
Thea Lemberger 1263544
Position: Guard
Height: 5'7"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Santa Monica, Calif.
High School: Santa Monica HS
Experience: 2 Letters

2012-13 (Updated Feb. 19, 2013):
Thea Lemberger rebounded from a slow start (five points and 0 assists) in the home-opener over San Diego State (Nov. 10) to lead the team in scoring with 18 points in the upset win at No. 11 Oklahoma (Nov. 14) ... she added two assists and three rebounds with one steal and zero turnovers in 35 minutes against the Sooners ... she missed the home loss to No. 5 Notre Dame (Nov. 23) and the home win over Princeton (Nov. 25) with a left knee sprain ... she returned to tally seven points, three rebounds and three assists in the win over LMU (Dec. 2) ... had nearly an identical game in the upset win over No. 12 Texas (Dec. 8) with six points and three assists ... had 13 points and three assists in the win over Saint Mary's (Dec. 15) ... had 12 points and three assists in the loss to Cal State Northridge (Dec. 20) ... scored a season-high 20 points with a career-best four three-pointers (4-of-4) in the win over Saint Joseph's (Dec. 31) ... scored 11 points and made her seventh consecutive three-pointer in the win at Oregon (Jan. 4) ... had nine points, three rebounds, three assists with zero turnovers in 37 minutes in the win at Oregon State (Jan. 6) ... had 13 points (3-for-4 from 3-point range) with two assists and two steals in a win over Washington State (Jan. 11) ... had 10 points, four assists, three rebounds and two steals in a win over Washington (Jan. 13) ... had 12 points and two assists in the loss at No. 6 Stanford (Jan. 18) ... led the Bruins in scoring with 15 points and had four rebounds, two assists and a steal in a loss at No. 7 California (Jan. 20) ... struggled offensively against the Arizona schools, going a combined 1-for-11 from the field, but found other ways to contribute ... had a career-high nine assists and five steals in the win over Arizona (Jan. 25) ... averaged 6.5 assists, 3.5 steals and 3.0 rebounds per game against the Arizona schools (all were above her season averages) ... had six points, four rebounds and one steal in the win over No. 22 Colorado (Feb. 1), but failed to record at least one assist for the first time in 17 games ... had 12 points, three rebounds, three assists and one block in the win at Washington (Feb. 8) ... had seven points and an assist in a home loss to No. 4 Stanford (Feb. 17).

29th - Scoring (9.0 ppg)
13th - Assists Per Game (2.7)

29th - Scoring (8.1 ppg)
12th - Assists Per Game (2.9)
11th - 3-Point Field Goal Percentage (.333)

•Saw action in all 30 games with 29 starts
•15th in Pac-12 scoring, 13th in assists, 9th in ft %, 10th in 3-pt. shots made, 5th in minutes played
•Named honorable mention All-Pac-12 by the coaches
•Honorable mention Academic All-Pac-12
•Scored a career-best 26 points against Cal
•Scored in double-digits in 22 games
•Had at least three assists in 18 games
•Led the team with 40 three-pointers

•Saw action in 14 games off the bench
•Sat out 13 games due to a leg injury
•Handed out season-high four assists v. UC Santa Barbara
•Scored best of three points v. Washington State
•Played high of 19 minutes v. Montana State

•Attended Santa Monica, CA HS
•Played four seasons for coach Marty Verdugo
•Led her team in scoring (18.3), assists (3.3) and steals (1.8) as a senior
•Connected on 48 three-point shots as a senior
•Scored at least 20 points in 13 games as a senior, including 31 vs. Palos Verdes HS
•Made 79% of her free throw and 46% of her field goal attempts
•Team won the CIF Div. IA championship and Ocean League championship as a senior (first CIF champ, in any sport, for her HS)
•Named CIF Div. IA Player of the Year as a senior
•Named MVP of the Ocean League as a senior
•Named to first-team Jewish Sports Review HS All-America team in 2009-10
•McDonald's All-America nominee
•Helped lead her team to the semifinals of the Southern California state regional tournament as a senior
•Averaged 16.5 points, 3.7 assists, 2.3 steals per game as a junior
•Made 57 three-point shots as a junior
•Her team advanced to the CIF Div. 4 semifinals as a junior
•Named Ocean League Most Outstanding Player and All-CIF as a junior

•Full name: Thea Rose Lemberger
•Born on May 26, 1992 in Santa Monica, CA
•Family: Parent: Nance Rosen; has two older brothers: Logan and Camryn
•Lists NBA standout Kobe Bryant as the famous athlete she most admires
•Biggest athletic thrill to date has been winning Nike Nationals with her club team (Cal Swish) in summer '09
•Hobbies include going to the beach, hanging out, basketball
•Pre-Psychology major

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