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Lauren Holiday
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Lauren Holiday 1263556
Position: Guard
Height: 5'8"
Year: Redshirt Freshman
Hometown: Calabasas, Calif.
High School: Campbell Hall
Experience: High School
Lauren Holiday played in three games while making one start … she missed the season-opener against San Diego State (Nov. 10) with a head injury … she was scoreless in the upset win at No. 11 Oklahoma (Nov. 14), but had three rebounds and two assists in 17 minutes off the bench … scored the first four points of her collegiate career against No. 5 Notre Dame (added three rebounds and a steal in 15 minutes) … sustained a head injury in the win over Princeton (Nov. 25) and played 11 minutes, but never returned after the injury … was granted a medical hardship by the NCAA.

Lettered four years at Campbell Hall (Studio City, Calif.) under head coach Toya Holiday ... led the Vikings to the 2012 CIF Division 4A championship for first time in school history and was named 2012 Player of the Year in Division 4A ... earned first-team All-Alpha League and first-team All-CIF Division 4A honors all four years ... nominated for McDonald's All-American Game in 2012 ... also lettered three years at Campbell Hall in track and field in sprints, relays and shot put under coach Joseph Pflieger, two years in volleyball under coaches Jessie Quiroz and Turhan Douglas and one year in softball under coach Kelly Zakosek ... earned first team All-Alpha League honors for track and field in 2009, 2011 and 2012 and first team All-CIF in 2012 ... earned first team All-Alpha League honors in volleyball in 2010 and second team All-Alpha League in 2012 ... played club basketball for West Coast Premier.

Full name: Lauren Ruth Holiday ... right-handed ... born September 27, 1993 in Mission Hills, Calif. ... parents are Shaun and Toya Holiday ... has two older brothers, Justin and Jrue, and one younger brother, Aaron ... names brother, Jrue, who played basketball at UCLA in 2008-09 and plays for NBA's New Orleans Pelicans, as the famous athlete she admires ... lists closeness to home, desire to do something never done before and the community feel as reasons she decided to attend UCLA ... hobbies include dancing, singing, surfing and writing ... undeclared major.

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