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Lauren Aitch
Lauren Aitch

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Lansing, Mich.

High School:
Waverly

Height:
6-1

Position:
Center


03/27/2008

Spartans Down Jayhawks to Advance in WNIT

Spartans Down Jayhawks to Advance in WNIT

11/29/2007

Michigan State Too Much for Clemson

Michigan State 68, Clemson 51

Career Stats
2005-06 Game-by-Game Stats
2007-08 Game-by-Game Stats
2008-09 Game-by-Game Stats
2009-10 Game-by-Game Stats
Media Guide Bio in PDF Format

Earned MSU's Sixth Player of the Year Award as a sophomore and junior... Appeared in the second-most games in Michigan State history (135) ... Ended her Spartan career with 832 points (6.2 ppg) and 465 rebounds (3.4 rpg) ... MSU was 27-7 when she scored in double-figures ... Led MSU in field goal percentage in 2007-08 and 2009-09 ... Hit the game-winning jumper with 1.8 second left to beat Purdue (3/1/09) in 2008-09 home finale ... Received a medical redshirt during 2006-07 season after tearing her ACL.


SENIOR (2009-10): Michigan State's recipient of the Big Ten Sportsmanship Award ... Academic All-Big Ten ... Received the Spartan Character Award at the postseason banquet ... One of four Spartan captains ... Appeared in all 33 games, starting one ... Averaged 7.3 points (fifth on the team) and 4.0 rebounds (third on the team) in 17.0 minutes ... Finished second of the team with a 46.6% field goal percentage ... Scored nine points and grabbed six rebounds at Dayton (11/13) ... Was a perfect 5-of-5 from the field for 13 points at Detroit (11/15), also adding a season-high eight rebounds ... Grabbed six rebounds vs. Notre Dame (11/19) ... Scored nine points and grabbed three rebounds vs. Western Michigan (11/22) ... Scored six points, grabbed four rebounds and tied her career high with three blocks in 13 minutes vs. George Washington (11/27) ... Posted a team and season-high 15 points vs. No. 4 North Carolina (12/3), going 7-of-12 from the field ... Tallied 11 points and six rebounds vs. Indiana (12/6) ... Scored 14 points on 7-of-10 shooting vs. Florida Gulf Coast (12/13) ... Had 12 points and seven rebounds in 21 minutes vs. Washington (12/19) ... Scored 11 points and dished out two assists vs. St. Bonaventure (12/21) ... Went 6-of-6 from the line vs. Michigan (12/31) ... Had six points and four rebounds at Indiana (1/3) ... Grabbed six rebounds, including four offensive, vs. Wisconsin (1/14) ... Had five points, seven rebounds and tied a career high with three assists at Penn State (1/17) ... Scored eight points vs. Purdue (1/21) ... Scored double-figures for the first time in eight games with 12 points at Minnesota (1/24), also adding five rebounds ... Had six points and four rebounds at Northwestern (1/28) ... Led the team in points (14) and rebounds (7) in 20 minutes vs. Penn State (2/4), also knocked down her first 3-pointer of the season (third of her career) ... Totaled nine points, five rebounds and a season-high two steals at Michigan (2/11) ... Went 4-of-4 from the field, including a career-best two 3-pointers, for 11 points in only 14 minutes vs. Northwestern (2/14) ... Scored eight points in 15 minutes vs. Illinois (2/18), also tying a season-high with two steals ... Had five points and four rebounds at No. 7/9 Ohio State (2/21) ... Scored 12 points and grabbed four rebounds in her final game at the Breslin Center (2/28 vs. Minnesota) ... Played a season-high 26 minutes, posted four points and seven rebounds, including four offensive, in the Big Ten Tournament quarterfinals vs. Michigan (3/5) ... Made her first start of the season in the Big Ten Tournament semifinals vs. Iowa (3/6) ... Had 10 points, five rebounds and two steals in the NCAA Tournament First Round matchup with Bowling Green (3/20) ... Posted eight points and five rebounds in her final collegiate game, a loss to Kentucky in the NCAA Tournament Second Round (3/22).


JUNIOR (2008-09): MSU's Big Ten Sportsmanship Award recipient ... Earned second-straight Sixth Player of the Year award at the team's postseason banquet ... Appeared in all 33 games, starting one ...Fourth on the team with 7.2 points and fifth with 3.6 rebounds in only 16.5 minutes per game ... Led the team in field goal percentage at 46.7% (92-of-197) ... Set a new career-high in the season-opener against Niagara (11/14) with 25 points, on 10-of-11 shooting, also adding a season-high eight rebounds in only 21 minutes; Her 90.9% from the field was the second-best performance in MSU history ... Chipped in nine points and seven rebounds vs. Stony Brook (11/16) ... Seven points and four boards vs. Detroit (11/19) ... Five points and two rebounds against Dartmouth (11/22) ... Lead team with 14 points and eight rebounds vs. No. 23/20 Old Dominion (11/26); also shot a career-best 6-of-6 from the foul line ... Had six points and three rebounds at No. 14/10 Notre Dame (11/29) ... Had 11 points and seven rebounds at St. Bonaventure (12/7) ... Posted seven points and five rebounds in her first start of the season at Xavier (12/14) ... Six points, five rebounds and tied a career-high with three steals vs. Delaware State (12/18) ... Six points, five rebounds and two assists at Penn State (12/21) ... Had five points and four rebounds vs. Indiana (12/29) ... Posted 12 points on 6-of-8 shooting, adding three rebounds at Purdue (1/1) ... Scored team-high 14 points, on 7-of-11 shooting, in only 18 minutes at No. 17 Ohio State (1/4) ... Chipped in four points and five boards vs. Northwestern (1/8) ... Posted 10 points and five rebounds vs. Penn State (1/18) ... Had seven points and six rebounds vs. Iowa (1/29) ... Scored 10 points at Minnesota (2/2) ... Tied for team high with 14 points on 7-of-9 shooting at Illinois (2/5), to go along with four rebounds and two steals ... Six points and three rebounds vs. No. 14/12 Ohio State (2/8) ... Scored eight points vs. Minnesota (2/26) ... Hit game-winning shot with 1.8 seconds left to beat Purdue (3/1); scored nine points in a season-high 27 minutes ... Tallied 15 points in only 18 minutes off the bench vs. No. 6/8 Duke in the NCAA Second Round (3/24), also adding six rebounds and two blocks ... Had six points on 3-of-4 shooting against No. 17/19 Iowa State (3/28) in the NCAA Regional Semifinals.


SOPHOMORE (2007-08): Played in all 37 games, starting four ... Fourth on the team, averaging 7.2 points and 4.3 rebounds per contest ... Led the team, shooting 48.7% from the field (110-of-226) ... Scored 12 points and went 6-of-9 from the field in win over Evansville (11/11) ... Shot 4-of-5 from the field with eight points in win over Northern Illinois (11/21) ... Grabbed six rebounds, including three offensive, against Kansas State (11/22) ... Scored 11 points in win at Delaware State (11/26) ... Registered career high in win over Clemson (11/29) with 16 points on 6-of-12 shooting, including her first career 3-pointer, also adding nine rebounds ... Eight points and six rebounds at Old Dominion (12/2) ... Went 5-of-7 from the field of 10 points at Indiana State (12/8) ... In her first career start, collected six points and eight rebounds at Providence (12/20) ... Recorded nine points against Minnesota (12/28) ... Scored nine points against Ohio State (12/30) ... Went 5-of-8 from the field while scoring 10 points and hauling in four rebounds against Penn State (1/5) ... Scored 10 points and pulled down three offensive rebounds, while shooting 4-of-5 from the free-throw line vs. Iowa (1/10) ... Hauled in a career-high 15 rebounds, including nine offensive, and scored six points at Michigan (1/13) ... Scored 10 points and added two assists and two steals at Northwestern (1/17) ... Scored 15 points on 6-of-9 shooting, and grabbed four rebounds - including three offensive - in 20 minutes of action vs. Indiana (1/20) ... Had five points and four rebounds at Illinois (1/24) ... Scored 12 points, hauled in seven rebounds, and recorded two blocks at Minnesota (1/27) ... Scored eight points and added two rebounds against Purdue (2/11) ... Had 11 points, on 4-of-4 shooting, and pulled down four rebounds in just 14 minutes at Penn State (2/17) ... Ripped down eight boards against Northwestern (2/21) ... Scored 12 points on 4-of-4 shooting and added five rebounds in just 11 minutes in the win over Bowling Green in the second game of the WNIT (3/22) ... Scored nine points, added five rebounds and had a career-high three blocks against Kansas in the third round of the WNIT (3/27) ... Scored 12 points and grabbed six rebounds vs. North Carolina State in the semifinals of the WNIT (4/2).

2006-07: Received a medical redshirt.


FRESHMAN (2005-06): Averaged 8.3 minutes, 2.6 points and 1.7 rebounds in 32 games played ... Tallied first career points vs. Western Carolina (11/20) ... Scored six points on 3-of-5 shooting with two rebounds vs. Gonzaga (11/26) ... Posted three rebounds vs. Pepperdine (12/4) ... Had four points and an assist vs. Detroit (12/7) ... First career double-digit performance vs. Central Michigan (12/30) with 12 points, adding five rebounds ... Season bests in points (14), field goals (six) and steals (three) to go along with five rebounds vs. Michigan (1/1) ... Had six points and two rebounds vs. Penn State (1/5) ... Contributed four points and four rebounds vs. Indiana (1/29) ... Scored two points and had four boards at Illinois (2/5) ... Posted four points and two rebounds at Michigan (2/23) ... Chipped in six points and four rebounds on 3-of-4 shooting vs. Iowa in Big Ten quarterfinals (3/3) ... Added four rebounds and two points vs. No. 5 Ohio State in Big Ten semifinals (3/5) ... Scored two points and grabbed a rebound in 11 minutes of action in her first NCAA Tournament game vs. Wisconsin-Milwaukee (3/18) ... Season-best 5-of-6 at the free-throw line vs. Duke in the NCAA Bridgeport Regional semifinal.

HIGH SCHOOL: Four-year starter and three-time team captain ... Led Waverly to the Class A state championship and a 26-1 record as a senior by averaging 14.4 points and 8.7 rebounds ... Finished fifth in the 2004 Michigan Miss Basketball voting ... Named to the Detroit Free Press Dream Team in 2004 ... Street & Smith's honorable mention All-American in 2003 and 2004 ... As a junior, averaged 19.1 points, 11.1 rebounds and 2.5 blocks while being named to The Associated Press Class A All-State team and the Basketball Coaches Association of Michigan Class A second team ... As a sophomore, was named to the BCAM Class A All-State third team, the Detroit Free Press all-state fourth team and the Lansing State Journal all-area team ... The Detroit News and Associated Press honorable mention selection as a freshman, and was an all-conference performer every season.


PERSONAL: Born Jan. 27, 1987 ... Daughter of the late Matt and Karen Aitch ... Father lettered on the Michigan State basketball team twice (1965-67), serving as a team captain for the 1966-67 season when he was a second-team All-Big Ten center and team MVP after averaging 16.3 points and 9.2 rebounds ... Changed her number from 5 to 45 prior to the 2007-08 season as a tribute to her father ... Graduated in May 2009 with a degree in advertising.

CAREER HIGHS:
Points: 25, vs. Niagara (11/14/08)
Field Goals: 10, vs. Niagara (11/14/08)
Free Throws: 6, twice, last vs. Michigan (12/31/09)
3-Point Field Goals: 2, vs. Northwestern (2/14/10)
Rebounds: 15, at Michigan (1/13/08)
Assists: 3, twice, last at Penn State (1/17/10)
Blocks: 3, twice, last vs. George Washington (11/27/09)
Steals: 3, twice, last vs. Delaware State (12/18/08)
Minutes: 29, at Michigan (1/13/06)

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