Salem Hills senior Lauren Gustin turned in dominant performance after dominant performance to help lead the Skyhawks to the Class 4A girls’ basketball state title.

Gustin was rewarded for her efforts when she was named the Gatorade Utah girls’ basketball player of the year.

The 6-foot senior averaged 29.3 points, 17.2 rebounds and 2.4 steals per game for the 24-1 Skyhawks.

“Lauren Gustin is a complete player who is nearly impossible to defend,” Springville coach Camie Oakey said in a statement. “She’s comfortable anywhere on the floor, and she brings out the best in her team. It’s rare to find a player who plays hard every minute she’s on the floor, but she does.”

Gustin plans to play at the University of Idaho.

PAST WINNERS

2017 • Taylor Moeaki, American Fork

2016 • Kennedy Redding, Bountiful

2015 • Lindsey Jensen, Sky View

2014 • Haley Bodnar, Desert Hills

2013 • Malia Nawahine, Springville

2012 • Brittney Martin, Syracuse

2011 • Lexi Eaton, Springville

2010 • Lexi Eaton, Springville

2009 • Haley Holmstead, American Fork

2008 • Dani Peterson, Skyline