Burlington, Ont. – Lauren Golding has been named Ontario University Athletics (OUA) Female Athlete of the Week for the period ending January 12, 2020.
Female Athlete of the Week – Lauren Golding, York Lions, Basketball
York basketball player Lauren Golding put together the best two games of her career, averaging 30 points and 15.5 rebounds, to lead the Lions to a pair of victories over No. 8 Brock and McMaster this past week.
The third-year forward led all players with 25 points and added 14 rebounds and one block in Wednesday’s 66-63 upset victory over the division-leading Badgers. She was even more impressive on Saturday, pouring in 35 points and adding 17 rebounds – both career highs – as well as three assists, five steals, and one block to really round out the stat sheet. The otherworldly effort from the Windsor, Ont. native helped the Lions come back to beat the defending champion Marauders in a 91-84 overtime thriller.
Golding is one of only two players in the OUA averaging a double-double with 14.4 points and 11.1 rebounds, ranking first in the conference in rebounds and 11th in scoring.