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Lauren Neaves among 2019 Rice Athletics Hall of Fame Induction Class
UPDATED: July 1, 2019 -- 11:41 a.m. CT
POSTED: July 1, 2019 -- 11:07 a.m. CT
Monday morning, the 2019 induction class for the Rice Athletics Hall of Fame was announced. Among the inductees is one of the most accomplished players in Rice women's basketball history: Lauren Neaves. The Induction ceremony will be held on Friday, October 25, 2019, at The Briar Club in Houston.
Lauren Neaves '06 (Hall of Fame)
One of the best post players to wear the Blue and Gray, Neaves currently ranks first in program history in blocks (289), second in rebounds (1,190), and fourth in scoring (1,711 points). A four-time All-Conference player, Neaves helped guide the Owls to four consecutive postseason appearances, including a trip to the NCAA Tournament after the Owls won the WAC regular season and tournament titles her sophomore campaign.
In her four years at Rice, the Owls went 83-47 (.638) and played in the WNIT her other three seasons. A three-time Hackerman Award recipient (team MVP), Neaves was a first team All C-USA selection as both a junior and senior. As a junior, Neaves led the team in scoring (15.7 points per game) and ranking 16th in the NCAA in rebounding (10.8 rebounds per game), while earning a spot on the C-USA All-Tournament Team. Neaves was the WAC Tournament MVP in 2005 and was a member of the WAC All-Defensive Team. As a freshman, Neaves blocked 84 shots to earn first team All- WAC honors.
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Along with the induction of the newest members of the Hall of Fame, the "R" Association will also honor Jeffery Rose '77 and Brett Wagner '83 with the Distinguished R Award, as well as present Rice Associate Director of Academic Advising for Athletics Julie Griswold with the Honorary R Award.
The class will then be honored again the following day in conjunction with the Owls' football game against Southern Miss. There will be a tailgate prior to the contest and the class will also be introduced on the field during the game.
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For additional information regarding the 2019 Rice Athletics Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, please contact Brett Parker, 713-348-6915 or by email, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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