Lauren Pedersen Named Golden1 Athlete of The Week

Jan. 5, 2009

To open Big West play, Lauren led the Gauchos in scoring twice as UCSB routed Long Beach State and then defeated preseason favorite UC Riverside.

In the 66-48 victory over the Beach, Pedersen led all players with 16 points while adding six rebounds, four assists, and three steals.

In the 47-40 topping of the Highlanders, Pedersen again led all players with 21 points. The senior guard also tallied five boards, three steals, and an assist. She tied her career-best with five three-pointers.

The Brea, Calif. native also matched her career-high with seven field goals made in both games.

Pedersen leads the Gauchos in points per game (12.8), rebounds per game (4.9), and steals (37).