Washington linebacker Brandon Wellington holds a rose in his mouth as he celebrates with teammates after Washington defeated Utah 10-3 in the Pac-12 Conference championship NCAA college football game in Santa Clara, Calif., Friday, Nov. 30, 2018. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)
Washington linebacker Brandon Wellington holds a rose in his mouth as he celebrates with teammates after Washington defeated Utah 10-3 in the Pac-12 Conference championship NCAA college football game in Santa Clara, Calif., Friday, Nov. 30, 2018. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar) Tony Avelar AP
Washington linebacker Brandon Wellington holds a rose in his mouth as he celebrates with teammates after Washington defeated Utah 10-3 in the Pac-12 Conference championship NCAA college football game in Santa Clara, Calif., Friday, Nov. 30, 2018. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar) Tony Avelar AP

Lauren Kirschman is the UW Huskies beat writer for The News Tribune. Previously, she covered the Pittsburgh Steelers for PennLive.com. A Pennsylvania native and a University of Pittsburgh graduate, she also covered college athletics for the Beaver County Times from 2012-2016.