Ashbaugh begins her senior season at Cal as a two-year returning starter at power forward...has shown the remarkable capability of playing through injuries, including a stress fracture in her left leg as a sophomore and a hip pointer as a junior…the Bears top returning rebounder…strong inside player…can put the ball on the floor…developed her three-point shooting range as a junior...solid post defender…has four career double-doubles.
As a junior in 1999-00:
Played in all 28 games, making 27 starts…one of three players to average over 30 minutes per game (31.0)…Cal's second-leading rebounder at 6.1 caroms per game, which ranked ninth in the Pac-10…also led Cal with a career-best 22 blocked shots…finished fourth on the team in scoring with a career-best 8.5 ppg…led or tied for team-high scoring honors twice and rebounding in 10 games…posted three double-doubles, bringing her career total to four…grabbed a season-high 11 rebounds vs. USF, Dec. 6, and North Carolina, Dec. 30…had an outstanding series in her home state of Washington, where she posted back-to-back double-doubles - WSU (16 points, 10 rebounds), Washington (career-high 18 points and 10 rebounds)…led all Cal posts with an assist average of 1.1 per game.
As a sophomore in 1998-99:
Played in all 27 games, making 24 starts…led Cal in rebounds with 6.2 per game, which ranked eighth in the Pac-10…recorded her first career double-double (14 points, 11 rebounds) at Stanford…posted a career-high 18 points and eight rebounds in an 80-75 win over No. 9 Colorado State in the championship game of the Oakland Tribune Classic…grabbed a season-high 12 rebounds against Washington…led Cal in rebounding in eight games, including 11 at Stanford, at No. 17 Virginia and at No. 20 Florida...ranked third on the team with 13 blocked shots…selected Cal's Most Improved Player and honorable mention Academic All-Pac-10.
As a freshman in 1997-98: Saw action in all 28 games and made two starts...started at USC and at Arizona State…ranked fourth on the team in rebounding (4.2 rpg) and averaged 4.7 ppg...one of the Bears top players off the bench, averaging 15.3 minutes per game...led the team in FG percentage at .600 (51-for-85), which ranks as the third-best season mark in school history…grabbed a career-high 13 rebounds vs. George Mason…scored a then-career-high 10 points in just 13 minutes against nationally-ranked Stanford...in her first appearance back in front of her hometown fans in Seattle, she made one-of-two free throws with four seconds left, sending the game against No. 21 Washington into overtime…scored eight points and grabbed three rebounds in a then-career-high 28 minutes in the game at Washington.
As a senior at Redmond High School, named pre-season honorable mention All-America by USA Today…earned first team all-state honors as a junior and second team as a senior…named Seattle Times Kingco Conference Player of the Year as a junior, leading the league in rebounding (14.0 rpg) and finishing second in scoring (17.8 ppg)…as a senior, averaged 15.4 points and 12.5 rebounds per game, leading her team to the district finals…set the school record for most points in a game (34) and season (408), and most rebounds in a game (21), season (319) and career (740).as a freshman, played at Overlake High School, leading the league in scoring (22.0 ppg) and rebounding (18.0 rpg).three-year volleyball letterwinner at Redmond, earning honorable mention all-league as a senior as she led her team to the state playoffs…Washington State Honors Award recipient.
Lauren Patricia Ashbaugh was born July 2, 1979, in Denver, CO...parents are Bryan and Alison Ashbaugh…has a younger sister, Emily, who is a freshman on the Wisconsin basketball team…also has a younger brother, Bennett…father was a four-year basketball letterwinner at Northwestern and played professionally in Finland…integrative biology major.
Ashbaugh's Career Statistics YEAR G-GS MIN-AVG FG-FGA PCT 3P-3PA PCT FT-FTA PCT REB AVG PF-D AST TO BLK ST TP AVG 97-98 28-2 428-15.3 51-85 .600 0-1 .000 30-45 .667 118 4.2 72-1 11 37 8 8 132 4.7 98-99 27-24 586-21.7 57-141 .404 1-1 1.000 42-61 .689 168 6.2 81-6 24 65 13 24 157 5.8 99-00 28-27 869-31.0 92-222 .414 11-30 .367 42-64 .656 170 6.1 95-5 31 42 22 38 237 8.5 TOTAL 83-53 1883-22.7 200-448 .446 12-32 .375 114-170 .671 456 5.5 248-12 66 144 43 70 526 6.3ASHBAUGH'S CAREER HIGHS 18 POINTS vs. Colorado State, 12/21/98; at Washington, 1/29/00
13 REBOUNDS vs. George Mason, 12/19/97
3 ASSISTS vs. five opponents, last vs. Stanford, 2/18/00
4 BLOCKED SHOTS at Oregon State, 2/10/00 5 STEALS at Colorado State, 11/27/99
38 MINUTES PLAYED at Washington, 1/29/00
4 DOUBLE-DOUBLES at Stanford (14 pts., 11 rebs.), 1/8/99 at UNC (12 pts., 11 rebs.), 12/30/99 at WSU (16 pts., 10 rebs.), 1/27/00 at Washington (18 pts., 10 rebs.), 1/29/00