Pac-10 Women's Basketball Player of the Week (1/8/01)

Jan. 8, 2001

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WALNUT CREEK, Calif. -- ARIZONA guard Reshea Bristol has been named the Pac-10 Women's Basketball Player of the Week for Jan. 2-8, Commissioner Tom Hansen announced today.

Bristol, from Omaha, Neb., averaged 22.0 points, 6.5 assists, 4.5 steals, 4.0 rebounds and 1.0 blocks while leading the Wildcats to a road sweep of the Bay Area schools last weekend. She shot 90.9 percent (10-11) from the line, 66.7 percent (4-6) from three-point range and 46.9 percent (15-32) from the floor.

Against California, Bristol hit 10-of-19 from the floor and 8-of-9 from the line en route to a game- and career-high 30 points. She scored 22 of Arizona's 47 second-half points, while contributing six rebounds and game-highs of five assists and four steals. Against No. 21 Stanford, Bristol helped the Cats to their first win over a ranked opponent this season, downing the Cardinal 68-65. She notched 14 points, two rebounds and game highs of eight assists and five steals. Bristol assisted six of the final seven Arizona baskets, and hit a three-pointer to give UA a five-point lead with just four minutes left on the clock. In the waning seconds, she had a crucial steal and connected on two free throws to ice the game. The win marked the first time in the history of the Arizona women's basketball that the Cats have won back-to-back games in Maples Pavilion.

Arizona has won five straight, including 11 of its last 12 games, and owns a 2-0 record (12-2 overall) heading into the second week of Pac-10 play.

The Player of the Week honor is the third of Bristol's career, her second this season and the 22nd all-time selection for Arizona.

ALSO NOMINATED: Melody Johnson, ASU, Ami Forney, CAL, Brianne Meharry, ORE, Felicia Ragland, OSU, Nicole Powell, STAN, Ebony Hoffman, USC, Giuliana Mendiola, WASH, Brittney Hawks, WSU.

2000-01 PAC-10 WOMEN'S BASKETBALL PLAYERS OF THE WEEK:Nov. 27 - Melody Johnson, Jr., C, ASU, Dec. 4 - Nicole Funn, So., G, OSU, Dec. 11 - Elizabeth Pickney, ARIZ, Dec. 18 - Susan King, Fr., G, STAN, Jan. 2 - Reshea Bristol, ARIZ, Jan. 8 - Reshea Bristol, ARIZ.

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