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Lauren Simms
Lauren Simms

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Columbia, S.C.

High School:
Spring Valley

Height:
5-9

Position:
Guard

Birthdate:
07/30/1985

Experience:
3VL


Senior Year (2006-07)
Became the 26th member of South Carolina's 1,000-point club as part of a 10-point effort against LSU ... Came off the bench to set a season high with 25 points at No. 9 Georgia, draining a career-high three three-pointers against the Bulldogs in that game ... Scored 23 points in 28 minutes of action in Carolina's win at Arkansas ... Added 20 points at Mississippi State ... Dished out six assists and logged a season-high 37 minutes of action against the Bulldogs in that same game ... Scored 14 points against South Carolina State, adding a career-high 10 assists against the Bulldogs as well to put together her first career double-double ... In dishing out 10 assists against S.C. State, she became the third different Gamecock to dish out a double-figure assist total this season, joining Lea Fabbri and Iva Sliskovic ... Scored 15 points and matched a career high with eight rebounds against Samford ... Drained 6-of-6 free throws in the crucial deciding moments of that game to seal the Carolina win ... Scored 12 points at Penn State, adding five rebounds against the Lady Lions as well ... Matched that scoring total with 12 points scored against Mercer, High Point, Ole Miss and Hofstra ... Matched a career high with eight rebounds against Louisiana-Lafayette ... Dished out seven assists against Fordham, adding nine points and a season-high five steals in that contest as well ... Matched her season high with five steals against Alabama, scoring 12 points and dishing out four assists against the Crimson Tide as well ... Scored 10 points, grabbed five rebounds and distributed three assists at Kentucky.

Junior Year (2005-06)
Earned a spot on the SEC Winter Sports Academic Honor Roll ... Set a season-high with 16 points against Tennessee ... Scored 14 points and matched a season high with seven rebounds at Kentucky ... Scored 12 of her 14 points in the second half in Carolina's win over Florida in Gainesville, including several key shots that doused potential Gator rallies ... Went for 13 points against Western Carolina ... Scored a game-high 12 points and fell just one rebound short of her career high with seven rebounds in Carolina's season-opening win over High Point in her first game back from the season-ending knee injury she sustained last year ... Matched that total with 12 points against Texas ... Equaled a career high with five assists against the Longhorns and also dished out five assists against Georgia Southern and Minnesota ... Scored 10 points against Savannah State ... Pocketed six steals against Xavier in the Women's NIT.

Sophomore Year (2004-05)
Earned a spot on the SEC Winter Sports Academic Honor Roll ... Team captain earned a spot on the SEC Good Works Team for her efforts in the community ... Carolina's leading scorer in 2004-05 with 11.8 points per game ... An all-tournament selection at the WBCA/BTI Classic in Seattle, averaging 16.5 points per game in a pair of contests against Washington and UNLV ... Set a new career high with 29 points against Charlotte, then came back to score 25 against rival Clemson, including 21 points after halftime ... Had 12 points before the first media timeout against UNLV ... The 29 points she scored against Charlotte ranked among the highest single-game scoring outputs for any SEC player in 2004-05 ... Scored 21 points and set a new career high with five assists at Alabama ... Sustained an injury to her right knee against Alabama on Feb. 20 and did not play in the final two games of the regular season or the SEC Tournament, marking the first games she had missed in her career.

Freshman Year (2003-04)
Southeastern Conference All-Freshman team selection who contributed immediately as a true freshman, averaging 9.3 points and 2.4 rebounds per game ... Earned a spot on the SEC Good Works Team for her efforts in the community ... Averaged 1.3 offensive rebounds per game despite her 5-9 frame ... Accomplished an unusual feat for any player, much less a freshman, by posting a higher scoring average against SEC opposition than overall (10.1 ppg vs. the SEC and 9.3 overall) ... Missed only one start due to a sprained ankle ... Became the first South Carolina freshman since Shaunzinski Gortman in 1998 to start from the first game ... Her 22-point outburst against Tennessee on Jan. 15 was good for a season high ... Made eight steals against the Lady Vols that same day, a mark that ranks as the third-highest total in school history ... Finished the season with 42 steals to rank third on the team ... Turned in 12 double-figure scoring efforts ... Came off the bench to score 13 points and grab five rebounds at Tennessee.

High School
Graduated from Spring Valley High School in Columbia, S.C. ... Five-year letterwinner for the Vikings after joining the varsity team as an eighth grader ... Led the Vikings to the state playoffs in her last four years and in her senior year, directed the Vikings to the South Carolina 4A Championship ... Helped Spring Valley capture the Season Tip Off Classic in 2002 and the 2001 Georgetown Christmas Tournament ... Scored over 1,400 points during her prep career ... Named as Spring Valley's Most Valuable Player as a sophomore, junior and senior ... Averaged 18.5 points as a senior, 20 points during her junior year, 15 points as a sophomore and 13 points as a freshman ... Pulled down an average of at least six rebounds per game in her last three seasons ... Accumulated an impressive list of individuals awards during her career; an Honorable Mention nod from Street and Smith's as a senior; 2003 Preseason Top Five Female Athlete in South Carolina; 2003 South Carolina All-State Team; 2003 all-area and all-region ... 2002 Wendy's Heisman Nominee; State 4A Conference Player of the Year in 2001 and 2002; Orlando Sentinel's 2001 All-South Team; USA Today Player to watch as a sophomore; Participated in the North/South All-Star Game; Selected to join the 2000 U.S. Youth Basketball Olympic Team which represented South Carolina in St. Croix and the Virgin Islands ... Ranked as the 42nd-best basketball player by All-Star Girls Report ... Also lettered in track during her freshman and sophomore years ... MVP of her 1999 South Carolina State Champion AAU team ... Graduated with a 4.108 GPA ... Member of National Honor Society, the National Spanish Honor Society and the National Beta Club ... Recipient of the South Carolina Life Scholarship.

Personal
Born July 30, 1985, in Augusta, Ga. ... Full name is Lauren Katrice Simms ... Daughter of Donald and Patricia Simms ... Has two older siblings, brother, Clayton, and sister, A'nesha ... Admires her family for their determination, their support of her and their faith in God ... Majoring in exercise science at USC and plans on continuing her education for a Doctorate in physical therapy.


Simms' Career Stats
Points Per Game..... 9.6
Rebounds Per Game..... 3.2
Assists Per Game..... 1.9
Steals Per Game..... 1.4
Field Goal Pct...... .408
Three-Point Pct...... .272
Free Throw Pct...... .646

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