Official Athletic Site of the Valparaiso University Crusaders
#3 - Lauren Bechtold
2004-05 Women's Basketball
POS.
G
HT.
5'4"
YR.
Jr.
HOMETOWN
Hebron, Ind.
HIGH SCHOOL (PREV. SCHOOL)
Hebron
Lauren Bechtold

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.

W Golf Crusader/Jaguar Challenge Valparaiso, Ind. (The Course at Aberdeen)
Apr 13 2nd/6 (657); 5th/6 (692)
M Golf Bluegrass Invitational Lexington, Ky. (University Club Big Blue Course)
Apr 13 t-6th/13 (895)
Softball Cleveland State 6 8 inn.
Apr 13 Valpo 7
W Tennis Valpo 1 Rochester, Mich.
Apr 13 Oakland 6
M Tennis Valpo 1 Notre Dame, Ind.
Apr 13 #12 Notre Dame 6
W Tennis Valpo 0 Chicago, Ill.
Apr 14 Chicago State 7
M Tennis Valpo 7 Homewood, Ill.
Apr 15 Chicago State 0
Baseball Valpo CCD
Apr 15 Toledo
M Track Cougar Invitational River Forest, Ill.
Apr 17 No Team Score
W Track Cougar Invitational River Forest, Ill.
Apr 17 No Team Score
Baseball Valpo 4 Milwaukee, Wis.
Apr 17 Milwaukee 0
M Tennis Youngstown State 1 Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 18 Valpo 6
Baseball Valpo 0 Milwaukee, Wis.
Apr 18 Milwaukee 3
Softball Oakland 3 VU Softball Field
Apr 18 Valpo 11
W Tennis Youngstown State 7 Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 18 Valpo 0
M Golf Wolfpack Spring Open Raleigh, N.C. (Lonnie Poole Golf Course)
Apr 19 CCD
M Track DePaul Invitational Chicago, Ill.
Apr 19 2nd/3 (191)
W Track DePaul Invitational Chicago, Ill.
Apr 19 3rd/5 (82)
W Tennis Cleveland State 7 Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 19 Valpo 0
Softball Oakland 1 VU Softball Field
Apr 19 Valpo 2
Baseball Valpo 0 Milwaukee, Wis.
Apr 19 Milwaukee 5
Softball Oakland 4 8 inn.
Apr 19 Valpo 2
M Tennis Cleveland State 5 Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 19 Valpo 2
M Golf Wolfpack Spring Open Raleigh, N.C. (Lonnie Poole Golf Course)
Apr 20 12th/15 (314)
Baseball Kalamazoo 3 Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 21 Valpo 10
Baseball Ohio Northern 2 Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 22 Valpo 1
Softball Valpo 3 Macomb, Ill.
Apr 22 Western Illinois 1
Softball Valpo 5 Macomb, Ill.
Apr 22 Western Illinois 4
Softball Valpo Notre Dame, Ind.
Apr 24, 5:00 p.m. Notre Dame
W Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 25
M Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 25
W Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 25
M Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 25
M Tennis Valpo Ann Arbor, Mich.
Apr 25, 2:00 p.m. UIC
Baseball UIC Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 25, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
M Tennis Valpo Ann Arbor, Mich.
Apr 26, 3:00 p.m. Horizon League Tournament
M Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 26
W Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 26
M Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 26
W Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 26
Baseball UIC Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 26, 12:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball Valpo Dayton, Ohio
Apr 26, 12:00 p.m. Wright State
Softball Valpo Dayton, Ohio
Apr 26, 2:00 p.m. Wright State
M Tennis Valpo Ann Arbor, Mich.
Apr 27, 2:00 p.m. Horizon League Tournament
W Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 27
M Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 27
Softball Valpo Dayton, Ohio
Apr 27, 12:00 p.m. Wright State
Baseball UIC Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 27, 12:00 p.m. Valpo
Baseball Western Michigan Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 29, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball IUPUI VU Softball Field
Apr 29, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball IUPUI VU Softball Field
Apr 29, 5:00 p.m. Valpo
Baseball Chicago State Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 30, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball Valpo Bloomington, Ind.
Apr 30, 3:00 p.m. Indiana (resumption of suspended game)
Softball Valpo Bloomington, Ind.
Apr 30, 4:00 p.m. Indiana
W Track Horizon League Outdoor Championships Youngstown, Ohio
May 2
M Track Horizon League Outdoor Championships Youngstown, Ohio
May 2
Baseball Oakland Emory G. Bauer Field
May 2, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
M Track Horizon League Outdoor Championships Youngstown, Ohio
May 3
W Track Horizon League Outdoor Championships Youngstown, Ohio
May 3
Baseball Oakland Emory G. Bauer Field
May 3, 12:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball Valpo Green Bay, Wis.
May 3, 1:00 p.m. Green Bay
Softball Valpo Green Bay, Wis.
May 3, 3:00 p.m. Green Bay