Lauren Pedersen
Lauren Pedersen

Player Profile

Brea, CA

High School:
Brea-Olinda HS




2006 --Saw action in 26 games ... Honorable mention Pac-10 All-Academic Basketball team selection ... Totaled three points, three rebounds and two assists in NCAA play versus Bowling Green ... Saw action in all three Pac-10 Tournament games ... Had two points, two rebounds and three assists at Oregon State ... Totaled three points, five rebounds, one assist and a blocked shot at home vs. Washington State ... Had three points at Arizona ... Recorded a blocked shot at Arizona State ... Scored two at Washington State ... Recorded two offensive rebounds at Washington ... Had one assist and one steal v. Arizona ... Scored four at Stanford ... Hit a three-point shot v. Oregon State ... Had four assists, three points v. Pepperdine ...Scored six at Oklahoma ... Had career-best five steals in season-high 25 minutes at Clemson ... Had two points, three assists v. UC Irvine ... Scored seven points with three rebounds, two assists and one block against Charlotte.

2005 -- Starter in the final 11 games of the season ...Saw her playing time increase from an average of 11.9 minutes per game to 24.5 (294) after Noelle Quinn's injury ... Had a career-high eight rebounds to lead the team in the Pac-10 Tournament contest vs. Arizona State ...Grabbed four rebounds at USC ...Scored five with three assists (tied career-high) vs. Cal(h) ... Had six points and four boards at Arizona State ... Pulled down a career-best seven rebounds vs. Washington State(h) ...Had three assists vs. Washington(h) ... Had five points, five rebounds (tied career high) at Oregon State ... Tallied six points, five boards as a starter at Oregon ... Had nine points (tied career-high) and four rebounds in her first career start at Cal ... Scored three at Stanford ...Had three points in win at Washington ... Scored five vs. Oregon(h) ... Had nine points to go along with four rebounds, three steals in home win over Oregon State ... Scored eight at Ohio State ...Grabbed four boards at Illinois ...Had three points, two steals versus Purdue ... Registered five points, three assists vs. Clemson ... Scored five vs. Gardner-Webb at Miami Jam.

HIGH SCHOOL -- One of the top prep perimeter shooters on the West Coast ... Played for coach Jeff Sink at Brea Olinda High School and went undefeated in league play for four-straight seasons ... Selected to the second-team of the Cal-Hi Sports all-state squad ... Named All-Orange County in her final three prep seasons ... MVP of the Century League as a senior and junior ... CIF-Southern Section Division II-A Player of the Year in 2004 ... Helped lead her team to the CIF - Southern Section Division II-A championship as a senior ... Averaged 14.7 points per game as a senior ... Had big games versus Canyon with 27 points, Long Beach Poly with 25 points and Bishop Montgomery with 20 points ... Her team advanced to the Division II Southern California Regional semifinals ... 2004 Orange County Register first-team all-county ... As a junior, she averaged 13.9 points, 4.0 rebounds, 5.2 assists, 4.6 steals and 1.3 blocks a game ... Named first-team All-CIF in 2002-03 and second-team All-CIF in 2001 ... Honorable mention Street and Smith's All-American ... Played for the California Swish club team, which posted a 318-3 record.

PERSONAL -- Full Name: Lauren Marie Pedersen ... Born: June 28, 1986 in Orange, CA ... Parents: Arnold and Yvonne Pedersen ... Has one brother, Jon ... Lists her biggest athletic thrill to date as winning CIF championships in her freshman and senior seasons ...Admires the play of the NBA's Manu Ginobli of the San Antonio Spurs ... Hobbies include movies, music and hanging out with her brother.

UCLA Career Statistics


3-Point Shooting: 2005 - 20-60 (.333)

Career Highs
9, last at California (1/22/05)
Rebounds: 8, vs. Arizona State (3/5/05)
Assists: 3, last vs. california (2/18/05)
Steals: 3, vs. Oregon State (1/2/05)
Blocks: 1, last at Arizona (2/10/05)
FG Made: 3, last at California (1/22/05)
3-pt. FG Made:3, at California (1/22/05)
FT Made: 2, last at Arizona (2/10/05)
Minutes: 30, vs. Washington (2/3/05)