Kelley Suminski Named Pac-10 Player Of The Week

Dec. 30, 2002

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - Stanford sophomore guard Kelley Suminski has been named the Pac-10 Women's Basketball Player of the Week for Dec. 23-29, Commissioner Tom Hansen announced today.

Suminski, from Chester, N.J., averaged 19.5 points, 7.5 assists and 2.0 rebounds as sixth-ranked Stanford jumped out to a 2-0 start in Pac-10 play with home wins over Arizona State and No. 21 Arizona. On the week, Suminski shot 50.0 percent from the field (11-of-22), 57.1 percent from 3-point range and drained 13 of 14 free throws (.929).

In the 80-63 win over the Sun Devils Dec. 27, Suminski scored a career-high 25 points, including 18 in the first half. She went 8-of-13 from the floor and was a perfect 3-of-3 from long range and 6-of-6 from the line. In the 82-74 come-from-behind victory over the Wildcats Dec. 29, Suminski notched 14 points and tied a career high with eight assists. She recorded 10 points and six assists in the second half, as the Cardinal rallied from a 13-point deficit to record its second win over a Top-25 opponent this season.

Stanford (8-1 overall, 2-0 Pac-10) continues its homestand when No. 19 Oklahoma visits Maples Pavilion Friday at 7 p.m. The game will be televised live on Fox Sports Net.

The Player of the Week honor is the first of Suminski's career and the 47th all-time selection for the defending Pac-10 Champion Cardinal.

ALSO NOMINATED: LaTasha O'Keith, CAL; Carolyn Ganes, ORE; Brina Chaney, OSU; Loree Payne, WASH.

2002-03 PAC-10 WOMEN'S BASKETBALL PLAYERS OF THE WEEK:

Dec. 2- Shawntinice Polk, ARIZ; Dec. 9- Giuliana Mendiola, WASH; Dec. 16- Jill Noe, ASU; Dec. 22-Shawntinice Polk, ARIZ; Dec. 29- Kelley Suminski, STAN.

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