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Lauren Alkek
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Lauren Alkek 1379463
Position: Forward
Height: 5'4"
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Victoria, Texas
High School: Memorial


- Switched from offense to defense during 2008 season
- Played up top as a forward in 2007
- Two-time Academic All-Big 12 first team member
- Named to the U-23 U.S. National Select Team in July 2007 with Whitney Palmer
- Missed six games due to knee injury during freshman year
- Scored first career goal in her third game back from injury (Oct. 4, 2007vs. Baylor)
- Played club soccer for Eclipse Black

2010 (SENIOR)
Started 22 of 23 games on defense ... 2010 Big 12 All-Tournament Team ... 2010 Academic All-Big 12 First Team ... 2010 Academic All-District Second Team ... Played in her 50th game at OU in season opener ... Had assist at Kansas, first of the year and second of her career.

2009 (JUNIOR)
Named to Academic All-Big 12 first team for second straight season... Started 18 games on this season, mainly on defense ... Missed Nebraska game after collected fifth yellow card on the season at Iowa State.

Started and played in all but one game ... Switched to defense toward end of the season ... Recorded first career assist on Sept. 14 at Ole Miss ... Posted season-high four shots against Oregon ... Majority of shots came after switch to defense.

Made OU debut against Alabama A&M on Aug. 31 ... Started first two games of the season before suffering knee injury against Oral Roberts on Sept. 2 ... Missed six games before coming back in conference opener against Nebraska on Sept. 28 ... Scored first goal of the season in her third game back from injury (Oct. 4 vs. Baylor).

High School
Lettered four years at Memorial High School under Janet Hirt ... Three-time all-district first team member ... 2006 and 2007 District MVP ... Scored 25 goals and assisted on five others during senior year ... Also lettered in gymnastics and track ... Played club soccer for Eclipse '89 Black (2006 state champions).

Born in Victoria, Texas ... Daughter of Warren Alkek and Cindy Burkett ... Has a younger sister, Haleigh ... Major undecided ... Named to the U-23 U.S. National Select Team in July 2007.

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