Lauren Aitch

Sport: Basketball

HIGH SCHOOL: Lansing Waverly

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.


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.

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)AITCH, LAUREN (CONT.)
… 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.
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.

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).