UW's Hicks Named Pac-10 Player of the Week

Dec. 26, 2005

WALNUT CREEK, Calif.-- Washington junior guard Cameo Hicks has been named the U.S. Bank Pac-10 Women's Basketball Player of the Week for Dec. 19-25, Commissioner Tom Hansen announced today.

Hicks, a native of Tracy, Calif., averaged 19.5 points, fourrebounds, two assists, one block and three steals in two games as theHuskies defeated California and No. 10/11 Stanford. On the week, sheshot 46.9 percent from the field (15-of-32), 60.0 percent from beyondthe arc (3-of-5) and 85.7 percent (6-of-7) from the foul line.

In the 77-72 upset of 10th-ranked Stanford on Thurs., Dec. 22, Hicksshot 55.6 percent from the field (10-of-18) and made seven of herlast eight shots of the game, all of which were in the second half.With Washington trailing by as many as 13 points in the second half,Hicks scored a team-high 23 points, her fourth 20-point game andninth double-figure scoring output of the season. She also grabbedsix rebounds, two steals and two blocks.

In the 62-55 win over California on Tues., Dec. 20, Hicks was UW'sleading scorer with 16 points, to go along with three assists andfour steals, both of which tied for team-highs.

Washington (9-2 overall, 2-0 Pac-10) will play at Arizona State onThurs., Dec. 29, followed up with a Sat., Dec. 31 game against Arizona.

The Player of the Week honor is the first for Hicks and the 24th all-time selection for Washington.

ALSO NOMINATED: Kristen Kovesdy, ASU; Alexis Gray-Lawson, CAL; LisaWillis, UCLA; Eshaya Murphy, USC.

2005-06 PAC-10 WOMEN'S BASKETBALL PLAYERS OF THE WEEK: Nov. 28- LisaWillis, UCLA; Dec. 5- Noelle Quinn, UCLA; Dec. 12- Sarah Pool, CAL;Dec. 19- Carolyn Ganes, ORE; Dec. 26- Cameo Hicks, WASH.

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