UCLA Women's Basketball BIO
Paulina Hersler
Player Profile:
Paulina Hersler 1650437
Position: Forward
Height: 6'3"
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Malmö, Sweden
High School: Igelstavikens Gymnasium
Experience: High School

Paulina Hersler played in all six games for Team Sweden as the Swedes placed 10th at the World University Games in Gwangju, South Korea (July 12) … scored a tournament-high nine points and added two rebounds and one assist in 20 minutes off the bench in a win over China … averaged 6.5 points, 2.2 rebounds and 0.7 assists per game as Sweden went 3-3 … had eight points, four rebounds and one steal in a pool loss to Russia.

Played in 27 games … had two points and three rebounds in her first collegiate game at James Madison (Nov. 14) … followed with three points and two boards at No. 13 North Carolina (Nov. 16) … had a season-high- five points in a win over Sacramento State (Dec. 12) and tied it later in a win over Arizona (Feb. 22) and in a loss at Washington (Feb. 28) … made the first two free throws of her career in a loss to No. 4 Notre Dame (Dec. 28) … made her only shot, a three-pointer, in a loss to No. 13 Oregon State (Jan. 3) and had four points and two boards in a loss to Oregon (Jan. 5) … scored four points, all from the charity stripe, in a win over Utah (Feb. 8) … tied season-highs in points (five) and rebounds (three) in a WNIT semifinal win at Michigan (Apr. 1).

Redshirted the season.

Hersler attended high school at Igelstavikens Gymnasium and played club basketball for Telge Basket (2010-13) ... Telge Basket is the women´s team of Södertälje BBK, and has over the years reached a position as the leading basketball club in Sweden, winning 11 national championships ... prior to her stint with Telge, she played for the club team Malbas (2005-10) ... she has been part of two Swedish National Championship teams (2011 and 2012) and was named Rookie of the Year in the highest Swedish league known as Damligan ... has been a dominant force on the Swedish National Teams, playing for the Under 16 and Under 18 Teams for the last four years ... in 2009 and 2010, she represented Sweden in the U16 European Championship and most recently played on the Swedish National Team that placed 10th in the 2012 U18 European Championship ... she not only led her team, but led the entire U18 European Championship field in scoring at 20.9 points per game ... for the 2012 Championship, she also ranked 7th in three-point field goal percentage (.412, 7-for-17), 8th in rebounding (7.9 rpg) and 10th in field goal percentage (.461, 59-for-128) ... has twice been named to the All-Star Team and once named MVP in the Nordic Championships while leading Sweden to the U16 and U18 Nordic Championship titles ... additionally, she was twice named to the All-Star teams in two Scandinavian tournaments ... she registered career-highs of 33 points and 14 rebounds in a win over Lithuania at the 2010 U16 European Championship ... last year at the 2012 U18 European Championship, her best outing was a 32-point, 11-rebound effort in a win over Poland ... scored 20 or more points in five of the eight games of the 2012 U18 European Championship.

Full name: Paulina Frida Lovisa Hersler ... right-handed ... born May 16, 1994 in Malmö, Sweden ... parents are Marina and Bengt Hersler ... has one older brother, Emil ... names Zlatan Ibrahimović of the Paris Saint-Germain and Sweden's national soccer team as the athlete she most admires (Ibrahimović was also born in Malmö and is from there) ... hobbies include playing the piano ... she is fluent in English, Swedish and speaks a little Spanish ... has yet to declare a major.


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