Lexi Petersen didn’t have the jaw-dropping freshman year that many top scorers have when they start their college careers. In fact, she shot just 38.8 percent from the field, averaging only 4.2 points per game.
Following a season-ending ACL injury in her sophomore year, Petersen had some work to do to earn back her place on the court.
Playing in nearly all of the Ducks’ games and starting in more than half of them during her third year, the guard had found her shooting sweet spot. She averaged 9.9 points per game and scored double-digit numbers 14 times that season.
As her junior season came to a close, her scoring numbers continued to climb. While averaging 11.1 PPG and 3.7 rebounds per game, Petersen also led the team in assists with 3.7 per game.
Her senior year granted her entry into the all-time greats list for Oregon. Averaging 13.4 points and shooting nearly 46 percent from the field, Peteresen finally saw her career totals skyrocket.
By the end of her fourth season, she had a total of 1,226 points and currently sits ninth on the all-time scoring list.