5 - Lauren Sascha Burton
Lauren Sascha Burton
Height: 5-7
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Seattle, Wash.
High School: Nathan Hale
Position: G
Major: Mechanical Engineering

2011-12: Played in 24 games, started 23...NEWMAC academic all-conference...Emerson College Tip Off Tournament all-tournament team...5.4 points per game, 4.5 rebounds per game, 45 assists, 36 steals...ranked second on the team in rebounds and assists and was fourth in steals...was the team's top scorer and rebounder four times during the season...tallied 16 points versus Albany College (11/20)...grabbed nine rebounds versus Mount Holyoke (2/4) and Babson (2/8)...dished out five assists against Wentworth (11/15) and Babson (2/8)...snagged four steals at Clark (1/7)...recorded a block versus Emerson (11/19), Coast Guard (2/1), and Babson (2/8)...currently ranks seventh all-time at MIT in career assists with 192.

2010-11: Started all 24 games...NEWMAC academic all-conference...Western New England University Golden Bear Hoop Classic all-tournament team...MIT team co-MVP...7.3 points per game, 5.6 rebounds per game, 60 assists, 43 steals, 10 blocks...led the team in assists, ranked second in steals, and third in scoring, rebounds, and blocks...totaled 16 points versus Wheelock (1/3)...grabbed 10 rebounds against Pine Manor (11/23), Wellesley (12/10), and Clark (1/22)...had a double-double versus Clark (1/22)...dished out five assists against Fisher (11/27) and Coast Guard (11/30)...posted four steals versus Wellesley (12/10 and 2/5), Wheelock (1/3), and Clark (1/5)...had three blocks at Clark (1/22).

2009-10: Played in 23 games, started 22...7.7 points per game, 3.8 rebounds per game, 87 assists, 45 steals, four blocks...led the team in assists and steals, ranked second in scoring, and fifth in rebounding...tallied 17 points versus Wheaton (1/13 and 2/11)...grabbed a season-high 10 rebounds against Clark (1/23)...dished out nine assists at Clark (1/6)...collected seven steals at Gordon (11/20)...had two steals versus Smith (1/9).

Off the Court at MIT: Majoring in mechanical engineering with a concentration in psychology...completed an internship with Deutsche Bahn Project Netzwerkbahn...conducting research as a member of the Formula SAE race car team...National Society of Collegiate Scholars...Alpha Phi sorority.

High School: A 2009 graduate of Nathan Hale High School...three-time all-metro league...two-time Scholar Athlete...also played volleyball where she was MVP all-metro league, honorable mention all-metro league, and a two-time Scholar Athlete...named most inspirational athlete...AAUW Mathematics Award...Phi Beta Kappa Book Award (2009)...high school departmental award in art...first place in NWABR Biotech Expo (2008)...honorable mention in Reflection Art Contest (2007)...AP Scholar.

Personal: Daughter of Todd Burton and Christiane Niggemann...father played basketball at the University of Puget Sound.