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  Kayla Pedersen
Kayla Pedersen

Player Profile
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Fountain Hills, Ariz.

High School:
Red Mountain HS

Height:
6-4

Position:
F

Experience:
4V

Majors:
Communication/Psychology

03/25/2011

Stanford Women's Basketball arrives in Spokane

Stanford Women's Basketball arrives in Spokane for the Sweet 16.

12/28/2007

Stanford vs. Washington State

Stanford vs. Washington State on Friday, Dec. 28, 2007 in Stanford, Calif.


USA Basketball: Invited to USA Select Team camp in April 2010 ... won her third international gold medal with the U.S. as part of the USA Basketball World University Games Team in July, 2009 ... was a member of the U19 World Championships USA Basketball Team that won gold medal in 2007 ... won her first gold medal as part of the U18 USA National Basketball Team at the 2006 FIBA Americas U18 Championship.

2010-11: Game-by-Game Stats ... Ended her Stanford career as the school's and Pac-10's all-time leader in rebounds (1,266), Stanford career leader in games played (150) and started (150), and minutes played (4,762) ... fourth all-time in Stanford history with 8.4 rebounds per game and seventh with 1,941 points scored ... Associated Press All-America honorable mention ... Wade Trophy finalist and on Wooden Award ballot ... finalist for Lowe's Senior CLASS Award ... named to All-Pac-10 Team and Pac-10 All-Defensive Team honorable mention ... Toyo Tires Pac-10 Women's Basketball Scholar-Athlete of the Year ... earned place on Pac-10 All-Academic Team ... named to Preseason All-Pac-10 Team ... sat out Dec. 16 game at DePaul due to concussion sustained four days earlier, ending a streak of 121 straight starts ... that would be the only game she missed over her entire Stanford career ... averaged 12.6 points and 8.0 rebounds per game ... was the only regular to rank in the team's top three in scoring, rebounding, assists, steals and blocks ... scored 13 points with six rebounds and four assists against Rutgers ... added another 13 points with six assists in win at Utah ... almost had a triple-double at Gonzaga, putting up eight points, 10 rebounds and eight assists ... scored 11 points with seven rebounds and four assists against South Carolina ... posted first double-double with 19 points and 12 rebounds to go with five assists and three steals against Texas ... scored 16 points on 7-of-9 shooting and grabbed a career-high 20 rebounds at San Francisco ... scored 14 points with six rebounds and three assists against Xavier ... scored eight points and grabbed a game-high 11 rebounds in 40 minutes against Connecticut ... scored 11 points on 5-of-10 shooting with nine rebounds at California ... posted third double-double with 11 points and 11 rebounds, as well as three assists against Arizona ... hit a career-high 10 free throws while scoring 14 points and grabbing six rebounds at Washington ... posted double-double with 18 points and 10 rebounds in win over UCLA ... went 6-for-10 from the field, and 3-for-4 from behind the arc, for 16 points along with five rebounds against USC ... posted fifth double-double with 11 points and 14 rebounds in win at Oregon ... scored 21 points on 6-of-7 shooting (3-for-3 from behind the arc), grabbed four rebounds with three blocks and two steals at Oregon State ... posted double-double of 15 points and 10 rebounds with six assists in win at Arizona State ... scored 14 points with seven rebounds at Arizona ... went 5-for-7 from the field and 7-of-9 from free-throw line for 17 points with eight rebounds and five assists at USC ... posted seventh double-double with 13 points and 11 rebounds at UCLA ... got eighth double-double with 13 points, 10 rebounds against Oregon ... went for 14 points, nine rebounds and five assists in win over California ... went for 16 points, six rebounds, seven assists against Arizona ... scored 11 points with seven assists against UC Davis ... scored 14 points with eight rebounds against St. John's ... put up line of 15 points, nine rebounds, five assists against North Carolina ... grabbed 12 rebounds against Gonzaga ... grabbed 10 rebounds against Texas A&M.

2009-10: Game-by-Game Stats ... Associated Press All-American honorable mention ... named to All-Pac-10, Pac-10 All-Tournament and Sacramento All-Regional Teams ... also earned Pac-10 All-Defensive Team honorable mention ... twice named Pac-10 Player of the Week (Nov. 30, Dec. 21) ... named to Wooden Award Midseason list ... opened year on the preseason "Wade Watch" list for the Wade Trophy Player of the Year award ... named to Espn.com's preseason All-America Second Team ... scored 14 points with six rebounds and three triples at Old Dominion ... led the Cardinal with 22 points and grabbed eight rebounds at Rutgers ... scored 22 points for the second straight game (on 8-for-11 shooting) and grabbed nine rebounds against Pepperdine ... posted first double-double of the year with 17 points and 11 rebounds at UC Davis ... put up second double-double with 18 points and 12 rebounds against Utah ... scored 11 points and grabbed seven rebounds against DePaul ... scored game-high 22 points with eight rebounds and blocked a pair of shots against Duke ... led Stanford in scoring with 16 points on 7-for-11 shooting, in addtion to grabbing eight rebounds and passing out three assists against Tennessee ... scored 14 points and grabbed six rebounds at Connecticut ... posted double-double of 14 points and 11 rebounds, in addition to four assists and three blocks at Fresno State ... posted second straight double-double with 16 points and 10 rebounds against California ... put up third straight double-double with 24 points and 14 rebounds, including 9-for-16 shooting (2-for-5 from behind the arc) and three assists at USC ... grabbed 12 rebounds and passed out four assists at UCLA ... added a double-double with 13 points and 10 rebounds against Washington State ... scored 14 points with five assists against Washington ... scored 23 points and went 8-for-9 from the line at Oregon State ... scored 23 points on 7-for-12 shooting and went 9-for-10 from the line against Arizona State ... posted seventh double-double with 27 points and 13 rebounds, and hit four triples against Arizona ... grabbed 15 rebounds to go with seven points against UCLA ... posted eighth double-double with 18 points and 14 rebounds against USC ... scored 13 points with nine rebounds at Washington State ... posted double-double of 14 points and 10 rebounds against Oregon ... scored 26 points (on 11-for-20 shooting) with eight rebounds and seven assists at Arizona ... posted her 10th double-double with 23 points and 10 rebounds at California ... averaged 10.7 points and 10.3 rebounds over three games of the Pac-10 Tournament ... posted double-double of 13 points and season high-matching 15 rebounds against Georgia ... posted 18 points and 10 rebounds against Xavier ... scored 15 points with a career-high 17 rebounds in national title game against Connecticut.

2008-09: Game-by-Game Stats Named to the All-Pac-10 Third Team ... earned spots on the Preseason All-Pac-10 Team and the Wade Trophy Preseason Watch List ... took home Pac-10 Tournament Most Outstanding Player award ... named Pac-10 Player of the Weekon March 2 ... was one of three players to start all 38 games ... averaged 10.8 points and 7.8 rebounds per game ... averaged 2.21 assists per game and shot 43.3 percent from the field ... posted double-double of 14 points and 12 rebounds in season-opener against Minnesota ... scored 17 points and went a perfect 7-for-7 from the free-throw line in win over Rutgers ... scored 12 points with eight rebounds against Purdue ... hit three triples in three attempts for 13 points and added three assists in win over Iowa State ... scored 10 points with six rebounds against Hawai'i ... scored 21 points to go with five assists, and went perfect 6-for-6 from the free-throw line against Fresno State ... grabbed eight rebounds at Duke ... matched career-high with 16 rebounds at South Carolina, in addition to scoring 15 points and blocking two shots ... posted third double-double with 15 points and 11 rebounds at Tennessee ... posted third consecutive double-double, and fourth overall, with 14 points and 10 rebounds against UC Davis ... scored 17 points and grabbed six rebounds in win at Arizona State ... scored nine points with four rebounds at Arizona ... scored six points with six rebounds and three steals against Washington State ... scored 14 points to go with eight rebounds at California ... posted fifth double-double at Oregon with 14 points and 13 rebounds ... turned in 11 points, seven rebounds and four assists at Oregon State ... grabbed 13 rebounds to go with six points against USC ... scored 13 points with nine rebounds and three steals against UCLA ... posted sixth double-double with 13 points and 15 rebounds at Washington ... grabbed seven rebounds and matched career-high with three steals against Oregon State ... scored nine points and grabbed 10 rebounds against Oregon ... went 7-for-11 from the field, including a trio of threes, for 20 points to go with seven rebounds at UCLA ... hit career-high four threes in 20-point, eight rebound effort at USC ... scored 16 points with six rebounds and two blocks against Arizona ... had eight points and eight rebounds against Arizona State ... grabbed 15 rebounds and passed out a season-high seven assists with nine points against Arizona ... scored season-high 25 points with nine rebounds against USC ... scored 10 points and grabbed nine rebounds against UCSB ... grabbed nine rebounds and passed out seven assists against San Diego State ... dished out career-high eight assists to go with six points against Iowa State ... scored 10 points to go with six rebounds against Connecticut at the Final Four.

2007-08: Game-by-Game Stats Named Pac-10 Freshman of the Year, to All Pac-10 Third Team, and to Pac-10 All-Freshman Team ... scored 15 points and grabbed team-leading nine rebounds in 17 minutes at Yale (11/9) ... shot 6-for-10 from the floor ... put up first collegiate double-double at Rutgers (11/11), with 15 points and 16 rebounds to go with four assists ... grabbed 15 rebounds along with nine points at Utah (11/18) ... scored 21 points to go with 11 rebounds in win over Old Dominion (11/24) ... added 18 points against San Francisco (11/28) ... posted double-double with 22 points and 11 rebounds in win over Baylor (12/16) ... scored 13 points to go with eight rebounds at New Mexico (12/18) ... scored nine points, grabbed eight rebounds, and passed out season-high five assists in win over Tennessee (12/22) ... scored 18 points to go with eight rebounds and three assists in win over Washington State (12/28) ... posted fourth double-double with 12 points and 12 rebounds in win over Washington (12/30) ... grabbed 13 rebounds at UCLA (1/4) ... scored 14 points and grabbed eight rebounds in loss at USC (1/6) ... matched season-high with 22 points at Arizona (1/17) on 8-of-10 shooting, along with nine rebounds ... scored 12 points and grabbed eight rebounds at Arizona State (1/20) ... made 11 points and seven rebounds in win over California (1/26) ... turned in a career-high 28 points to go with 10 rebounds, four assists, and four blocks in win over UCLA (2/2) ... scored 15 points and grabbed eight rebounds in win at Santa Clara (2/5) ... scored 17 points on 6-of-10 shooting in win at Oregon (2/7) ... posted sixth double-double of the year with 21 points and 11 rebounds in win at Oregon State (2/9) ... scored 18 points and grabbed seven rebounds in win over Arizona (2/14) ... posted seventh double-double with 10 points and 10 rebounds in win at california (2/23) ... scored 11 points and grabbed five rebounds at Washington (2/29) ... scored nine points and pulled down eight rebounds in win at Washington State (3/2) ... scored team-high 22 points on 10-of-15 shooting and grabbed seven rebounds in win over Oregon State (3/8) ... scored 13 points to go with seven rebounds in Pac-10 Tournament title game win over California (3/10) ... tallied nine points, 12 rebounds, and four assists in win over Cleveland State (3/22) ... posted eighth double-double with 11 points and 11 rebounds in win over UTEP (3/24) ... nabbed double-double No. 9 with 12 points and career-best tying 16 rebounds in win over Pittsburgh (3/24) ... shot perfect 3-for-3 from behind the arc while scoring 15 points and grabbing six rebounds in regional-final win over Maryland (3/31) ... scored 17 points and grabbed seven rebounds against Connecticut at Final Four (4/6).

High School: Four-year letterwinner and three-time captain in basketball at Red Mountain High School in Mesa, Ariz. ... named a McDonald's All-American in 2007 ... also earned All-America nods from EA Sports, Parade, USA Today, and the WBCA in 2007 ... garnered All-American nods from EA Sports and Parade in 2006 ... named Gatorade Player of the Year two consecutive years (2005-06 & '06-'07) ... named U.S. Marines Distinguished Athlete award in 2007 ... two-time Arizona Republic and East Valley Tribune Player of the Year ... four-time East Valley Region First Team selection ... 2005-06 East Valley Region MVP ... 2005 Arizona Republic First Team selection ... named to Arizona Republic Second Team in 2004 ... helped lead team to 5A-DI state title as a senior ... established 5A scoring record with 2,611 career points ... set school career records with 2,611 points, 1,444 rebounds, 434 assists, and 304 blocks ... member of the Under-19 World Championships USA Basketball Team that won gold medal in 2007 ... was part of the gold medal-winning U18 USA National Basketball Team in 2006.

Personal: Born in Flint, Mich. ... daughter of Gary and Kelli Pedersen ... Father played basketball at Saint Mary's College ... has one younger brother, Kyle.

Pedersen's Career Statistics

YearG-GSMINAVGFG-ATPCT.3P-ATPCTFT-ATPCTREBAVGPF-FOATOBSTPAVG
07-0839-39118530.4192-386.49711-31.35597-136.7133298.487-06176253349212.6
08-0938-38113930.0155-358.43334-100.34066-98.6732957.883-18453213541010.8
09-1038-38127433.5207-451.45955-146.377130-158.8233629.568-010174172259915.8
10-1135-35116433.3152-326.46628-107.262108-138.7832808.054-012369273544012.6
Career150-150476232.8706-1521.464128-384.333401-530.75712668.4292-136927290125194112.9

Career Highs
Pts: 30, vs. Gonzaga (11/29/09)
Rebs: 20, at San Francisco (12/22/10)
Assists: 8, 2x, last at Gonzaga (11/21/10)
FG: 13, vs. UCLA (2/2/08)
3-Pts.: 4, 4x, last at Arizona (2/27/10)
FT: 10, at Washington (1/14/11)
Steals: 3, 7x, last vs. UCLA (3/12/11)
Blocks: 4, 2x, last vs. Texas A&M (4/3/11) Mins 47, at Utah (11/18/07)


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