Name: Lauren Juric
Hometown: Grass Valley, Calif.
The 2008-2009 UC Davis women’s basketball team had seven freshmen on its roster.
Juric was the one that took the forefront for the Aggies, as she was named to the Big West Conference’s All-Freshman squad en route to receiving Freshman of the Year honors. She was also an All-Conference Honorable Mention selection.
Juric started 28 of her team’s 29 games this season while averaging 8.7 points and 5.6 rebounds per game. She also blocked 19 shots, good for second most on her team.
She was also dangerous from behind the three-point line this season, converting at a .407 shooting rate, good for second in the conference.
One of her best performances of the season came in a 47-44-overtime loss to UC Riverside on Feb. 7. Juric scored 14 points, grabbed 12 boards and recorded three steals.