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Bailey Helgren

Position Center
Height 6'5''
Class Senior
Hometown Edina, Minn.
High School Edina HS

2019-20 (Junior)
Named to the Academic All-Big 12 Women’s Basketball Team … started 24 games… averaged 5.3 rebounds per game … averaged 25.9 minutes per game … grabbed 11 rebounds vs Texas Tech (1/9) for a career-high … led KU in blocks 6 times … swatted more than three blocks in a game twice and 29 blocks on the season … went 4-4 on field goals vs Indiana State (11/7) scored 108 points on the season…averages .605 shooting from the field

2018-19 (Sophomore)
Earned Academic All-Big 12 First Team honors … Appeared in all 31 games, starting 29 as a sophomore … Averaged 23.2 minutes per game … Netted 87 points, averaging 2.8 per game … Registered a career-high 10 points against Oral Roberts (11/13) … Tallied a team-best 25 blocks … Swatted away a career-high five blocks against UMKC (11/7) … KU’s leading rebounder with 180 rebounds, averaging 5.8 per game … Grabbed a career-high 11 rebounds at Texas Tech (1/9) … Has recorded nine or more rebounds on six occasions … Surpassed the total number of rebounds from her rookie campaign (74) just 12 games into the 2018-19 season.

2017-18 (Freshman)
Named to the Academic All-Big 12 Rookie Team … Played in 28 games with 19 starts … Averaged 15.0 minutes per game … Totaled 34 points, 74 rebounds and 16 blocks in her rookie season … Scored a career-high eight points against TCU (12/31) … Grabbed a career-best eight rebounds on two separate occasions … Swatted away three shots against Nebraska (12/16) … Registered 16 blocks, 13 assists and two steals.

High School
Prepped at Edina High School under Matt Nilsen … Ranked No. 89 overall by Blue Star Report out of high school …  Earned all-conference honors at the conclusion of the 2015 and 2016 seasons … Named team captain for the 2016-17 season … Averaged 9.5 points per game as a junior … Also lettered in track & field, earning academic all-state honors.

Personal
The daughter of Mark and Kelly Helgren … Has two brothers, Bennett and Brady … Both parents played basketball in college and brother, Bennett, plays football at North Dakota.