Women's Basketball Player of the Week
Feb. 25, 2002
WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - OREGON STATE senior guard Felicia Ragland hasbeen named the Pac-10 Women's Basketball Player of the Week for Feb. 18-24,Commissioner Tom Hansen announced today.
Ragland, from Tulare, Calif., averaged 21.0 points, 6.5 rebounds and 3.0assists last week as Oregon State swept the Washington schools on theroad. The two victories propelled OSU to a tie for fourth place in theConference and earned the Beavers the No. 5 seed in the Pac-10Tournament, which will be held Mar. 1-4 at the University of Oregon inEugene, Ore.
On the week, Ragland shot 47.2 percent from the field (17-of-26) and wasa perfect 6-for-6 from the foul line. She extended her consecutive freethrows made streak to a school-record-tying 19.
In the 73-71 win at Washington on Feb. 21, Ragland led all scorers with25 points, adding six assists and going 4-for-4 from the charity stripe.
She helped Oregon State hand the Huskies only their second Pac-10 homeloss of the season. Against Washington State on Feb. 23, Ragland notcheda game-high 17 points on 7-of-14 shooting and a 2-for-2 clip from thefree throw line.
The road sweep of the Washington schools was just the second for OregonState (15-13, 11-7 Pac-10) since Pac-10 play began in 1986-87. TheBeavers' fourth-place tie qualifies as their best Pac-10 finish sincethe 1995-96 season and helped secure a second consecutive winning season.
The Player of the Week honor is the third of Ragland's career and the24th all-time selection for Oregon State.
ALSO NOMINATED: Aimee Grzyb, ARIZ, Leigh Gregory, CAL, Lindsey Yamasaki,STAN, Gennifer Arranaga, UCLA, Giuliana Mendiola, WASH.
2001-02 PAC-10 WOMEN'S BASKETBALL PLAYERS OF THE WEEK:
Nov. 26- Elizabeth Pickney, Sr. F, ARIZ, Dec. 3- Nicole Powell, So. F,STAN, Dec. 10- Amanda Levens, Sr. G, ASU, Dec. 17- Amanda Levens, Sr. G,ASU, Dec. 31- Nicole Powell, So., F, STAN, Jan. 7- Aisha Hollans, So. G,USC, Jan. 14- Nicole Powell, So. F, STAN, Jan. 22- Felicia Ragland, Sr.G, OSU, Jan. 28- Lindsey Yamasaki, Sr. F, STAN, Feb. 4- GiulianaMendiola, So., G, WASH, Feb. 11- Nicole Powell, STAN, Feb. 18- CatherineKraayeveld, So., F, ORE, Feb. 25- Felicia Ragland, OSU.
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