Felicia Ragland Named Pac-10 Player Of The Week
Jan. 22, 2002
WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - Oregon State University senior Felicia Ragland was named the Pacific-10 Conference Women's Basketball Player of the Week for Jan. 14-20, announced Commissioner Tom Hansen on Tuesday.
Ragland, a 5-9 guard, averaged 26.0 points, 8.5 rebounds and 4.0 3-point field goals per game as the Beavers defeated rival University of Oregon at McArthur Court and fell to UC Santa Barbara. On the week, Ragland shot 45.9 percent from the field (17-of-37), 44-4 percent from beyond the arc (8-of-18) and 83.3 percent from the free throw line (10-of-12).
In OSU's 79-73 loss to UCSB on Jan. 16, the Tulare, CA, native knocked down 11-of-21 field goals attempts (.524), including 7-of-14 treys, to score a game-high 36 points. It was Ragland's fourth 30-point outing on the season. Her seven 3-pointers matched her own Oregon State school record. She also made 7-of-9 free throws against the Gauchos.
Against the Ducks on Jan.19, Ragland led all players with 16 points as the Beavers claimed their first Civil War victory in 12 tries and notched their first win at McArthur Court in nine years. She pulled down a team-high 11 boards to record the 15th double-double of her career and third on the season. Ragland, the 2001 Pac-10 Player of the Year, leads the conference in scoring (20.5 ppg), steals (2.95 spg) and 3-pointers per game (2.74).
The Player of the Week honor is the second on Ragland's career and the 23rd all-time selection for Oregon State.
Oregon State (10-9, 6-3), in a three-way tie for second place in the Pac-10, returns home to Gill Coliseum to host UCLA on Thursday and USC on Saturday.