Lauren Bechtold

#3 Lauren Bechtold

Pos. G
Ht. 5'4"
Yr. Jr.
Hometown Hebron, Ind.
High School (Prev. School) Hebron

2004-2005: Started 23 of 28 games for Valpo as a junior ... played all 40 minutes six times, including three straight games in early January ... ranked seventh in the Mid-Continent Conference with 3.32 assists per game ... was third in the Mid-Con with a 1.58 assist-to-turnover ratio ... scored in double-figures eight times ... had a career-high 17 points against both Central Michigan and at Oakland ... dished out five or more assists seven times, including a career-high nine at Loyola (Ill.) ... grabbed five or more rebounds six times, including a career-high seven boards against Oral Roberts ... went 6-for-7 from the free throw line against Oral Roberts ... drained 5-of-8 three-point attempts against Central Michigan ... recipient of team's Hustle Award ... earned Valpo's Dorothy M. McCormack Award ... named to the Mid-Con All-Academic Team.

2003-2004: Scored a season-high 11 points in Valpo?s win at home against Southern Utah ... went 8-for-10 from the free throw line against the Thunderbirds ... made two three-pointers at Southern Utah ... grabbed a season-best six rebounds at home against IPFW ... also grabbed five boards at Notre Dame and at DePaul ... had a season-high six assists in the Southern Utah contest ... had four or more assists five times on the year ... saw action in all 32 games, starting against Saint Francis (Ind.) ... named to the Mid-Con All-Academic Team.

2002-2003: Saw action in all 31 games as a rookie ... played significant minutes over the last nine games of the season ... scored a season-high 15 points on 4-of-4 shooting from three-point range at Oral Roberts ... tallied ten points in collegiate debut against Miami (Ohio) ... made the first 12 free throws of career ... dished out six assists at Oral Roberts without committing a turnover ... shot 78.0% from the free throw line on the season.

Prep: A four-year letterwinner for the Hawks ... led Hebron High School to a state runner-up finish as a senior ... was named to the All-Porter County Conference Team four times ... selected to play in the Reebok Indiana North/South All-Star game ... set a school record for points in a game (42) and in a career (1,835) ... recipient of the Patricia L. Roy Mental Attitude Award ... named Player of the Year by both The Times and The Post-Tribune ... a member of National Honor Society ... class valedictorian ... also ran cross country and track ... played for coach Jerry Bechtold.

Personal: Lauren is the daughter of Jerry and Laurie Bechtold ... born August 4, 1983 ... majors are Spanish, physical education, and education.