Oregon's Carolyn Ganes Named U.S. Bank Pac-10 Women's Basketball Player of the Week

Dec. 19, 2005

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - Oregon junior center Carolyn Ganes has been named the U.S. Bank Pac-10 Women's Basketball Player of the Week for Dec. 12-18, Commissioner Tom Hansen announced today.

The Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, native led the Ducks to a 2-0 week on the road, averaging a team-high 20.5 points and 7.6 rebounds per game. She hit a game-winning three-point shot with no time remaining on the clock to give Oregon a one-point, 68-67 victory at Saint Mary's on Mon., Dec. 12. Ganes also scored a career-high 26 points in the Ducks' 89-69 win at Idaho State on Thurs., Dec. 15. She set career-highs for assists (4), blocks (2), field goals made (11) and field goals attempted (26) against the Bengals.

Ganes redshirted last season after an injury-plagued sophomore year, but was a regular contributor for the Canadian Senior Women's National team in the summer of 2005. As a freshman, she was the team's co-scoring leader with a 10.9 ppg average and was an honorable mention Freshman All-American selection by womenscollegehoops.com.

Oregon (8-1), has won seven straight and will begin Conference play at UCLA on Tues., Dec. 20.

This is Ganes' first Pac-10 Player of the Week honor and Oregon's 29th weekly honor all-time.

ALSO NOMINATED: Kim Butler, OSU; Lisa Willis, UCLA; Chloé Kerr, USC; Cameo Hicks, WASH.

2005-06 PAC-10 WOMEN'S BASKETBALL PLAYERS OF THE WEEK: Nov. 28- Lisa Willis, UCLA; Dec. 5- Noelle Quinn, UCLA; Dec. 12- Sarah Pool, CAL; Dec. 19- Carolyn Ganes, ORE.

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