Burt Named U.S. Bank Pac-10 Player of the Week

Feb. 28, 2005

WALNUT CREEK, Calif.--Washington junior guard Kayla Burt has been named the U.S. Bank Pac-10 Women's Basketball Player of the Week for Feb. 21-28, Commissioner Tom Hansen announced today.

Burt, a native of Arlington, Wash., averaged 14.5 points, 3.5 rebounds and 3.0 assists in two games as Washington split at Arizona State and Arizona. On the weekend, she shot 47.4 percent from the field (9-of-19), 54.5 percent from beyond the arc (6-of-11) and 83.3 percent (5-of-6) from the foul line.

In the 64-60 win over Arizona on Feb. 26, Burt led the Huskies to its first win over the Wildcats in Tucson since 1995, contributing a career-high 23 points on 7-of-10 shooting and a career-high six three-pointers. Burt's six treys came one shy of tying the UW single-game record of 7 set twice by Loree Payne (2002) and Megan Franza (2001). She led the Huskies' second-half comeback against the Wildcats, scoring 17 of her 23 points after intermission. Burt secured the win, knocking down two free throws to extend the Husky lead to four points with 10 seconds left in the game.

In the loss at Arizona State on Feb. 24, Burt had six points, four rebounds and dished out three assists.

Washington (13-5 overall, 9-9 Pac-10) finished seventh in the Conference and earned the seventh seed in the 2005 State Farm Pac-10 Tournament. The Huskies will face No. 10 seed Oregon State Friday at 6 p.m. in the opening game, at HP Pavilion at San Jose.

The Player of the Week honor is the first for Burt and is the 23rd all-time selection for Washington.

ALSO NOMINATED: Arizona State Defense; Kiki Williams, CAL; Brooke Smith, STAN; Lisa Willis, UCLA; Kate Benz, WSU.

2004-05 PAC-10 WOMEN'S BASKETBALL PLAYERS OF THE WEEK: Nov. 29- Noelle Quinn, UCLA; Dec. 6- Noelle Quinn, UCLA; Dec. 13- Kylan Loney, ASU; Dec. 20- Dee-Dee Wheeler, ARIZ; Dec. 30- Andrea Bills, ORE; Jan. 5- Noelle Quinn, UCLA; Jan. 10- Candice Wiggins, STAN; Jan. 17- Eshaya Murphy, USC; Jan. 24- Candice Wiggins, STAN; Jan. 31- Brandi Davis, ORE; Feb. 7- Nikki Blue, UCLA; Feb. 14- Natalie Jones, ARIZ; Feb. 21- Brandi Davis, ORE; Feb. 28- Kayla Burt, WASH.

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