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13  Lauren Neaves
Lauren Neaves

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Cooper City, Fla.

High School:
Cooper City HS

Height:
6-2

Position:
Forward

Experience:
3L


As a Junior (2005-06) -- Stellar junior campaign, earning first-team all-Conference USA recognition as well as all-tournament honors in the league... Ranked 16th nationally in rebounding with 10.8 per game, also averaged a team-best 15.7 points... 23rd nationally in blocked shots with 73, averaging 2.3 a game... Her school-record eight blocks at UAB placed her =12th on the national single-game list... Had 18 double-doubles, including eight in a row in C-USA play... Scored 16.3 ppg and grabbed 11.5 rpg in league play, and led C-USA with 44 blocks in 16 circuit games... Ranked fifth overall in C-USA in scoring and second in rebounding... Three time C-USA player of the week... Scored 78 points in three league tourney games... Named to Husky Classic all-tournament team... Had 27 points and a career-high 18 boards in Owls' win over Texas Tech... Scored a career-best 36 to lead Owls to win over SMU in conference tournament, nailing 15-21 from the field... Moved to third place on the Rice all-time rebounding list with 875 after setting a single-season record with 344... Joined the 1,000-point club, finishing the year with 1,262 career points to rank eighth all-time... Led the team in scoring 17 times and in rebounding 27 times... Shot 46.8 percent from the floor and 80 percent from the line... Hit 86.7 percent of free throws in league play.

As a Sophomore (2004-05) -- WAC Tournament MVP, leading the Owls to the league title... All-WAC second-teamer, also selected to all-defensive team... WAC player of the week for Jan. 17-23... Played in all 33 games, starting 31, and led the Owls in scoring at 13.2 per game, and rebounding with 9.1 an outing... Career-high 29 points in March 5 win over SMU... Had 12 double-doubles on the season, including the final five games... All-time Rice blocks leader with 157, swatted away 73 over the season... MVP of Gene Hackerman Rice Invitational Tournament.

As a Redshirt Freshman (2003-04) -- First-team all-Western Athletic Conference selection... WAC all-defensive team... WAC all-newcomer team... Named to the WAC all-tournament team... Played in all 32 games, starting in 25... Set the Rice single-season blocks record with 84... Helped Rice to lead the nation in blocks with a 7.0 average... Finished the year second on the team in scoring and first in rebounding... Averaged 10.2 points per game and 7.2 rebounds per game... Scored a career-high 19 points, twice... Swatted a career-best six shots in the WAC championship game against Louisiana Tech... Had five blocks in four games... Finished the regular season ranked first in the league in blocks and was among the top-30 in the nation... Notched seven double-doubles on the year... Grabbed a career-best 17 boards at Texas State... WAC player of the week for the week of Jan. 12, 2004... Owl newcomer of the year.

As a Freshman (2002-03) -- Redshirted the 2002-03 season.

High School -- 2002 graduate of Cooper City High School... A four-year starter and letterwinner for coach Anthony Carnegie... Led the Cowboys to a 19-4 record and the district title in 2002... Was the county's leading scorer three times, including her senior year with 28.4 points a game, and leading rebounder twice... Also averaged 17.4 boards and 7.0 blocks a game her senior season... Named to the all-state first team as a senior and the third team as a junior... Selected the MVP of the Treasure Coast Holiday Classic... Recorded 1,806 points, 1,404 rebounds and 396 blocks during her prep career... Also a four-year letterwinner in water polo and three-year letterwinner in swimming... Was a three-time all-America and Broward Country female water polo player of the year.

Personal -- Full Name: Lauren Anne Neaves... Born: Nov. 20, 1983, at North Miami, Fla. ... Parents: Richard and JoAnne Neaves of Cooper City, Fla... College: Lovett.

Career Highs
Points 36, at SMU, 3/4/06
Minutes 38, at SMU, 1/22/06
Rebounds 18, vs. Texas Tech, 11/21/05
Assists 4, twice
Blocks 8, at UAB, 2/24/06
Steals 4, vs. Boise State, 02/07/04

Minutes Total 3-Point F-Throws Rebounds
Year gp-gs min avg fg fga pct fg fga pct ft fta pct off def tot avg pf fo ast t/o blk stl pts avg
2003-04 32-25 723 22.6 120 251 .478 0 1 .000 85 123 .691 82 148 230 7.2 83 4 18 44 84 35 325 10.2
2004-05 33-31 811 24.6 147 321 .458 0 0 .000 141 207 .681 112 189 301 9.1 74 0 21 45 73 22 435 13.2
2005-06 32-32 939 29.3 181 387 .468 0 7 .000 140 175 .800 95 249 344 10.8 62 1 47 66 73 23 502 15.7
TOTAL 97-88 2473 25.5 448 959 .467 0 8 .000 366 505 .725 289 586 875 9.0 219 5 86 155 230 80 1262 13.0

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