Emily Westerberg Named Pac-10 Women's Basketball Player of the Week

Feb. 6, 2006

TEMPE, Ariz. - Arizona State junior F Emily Westerberg was named the Pac-10 Women's Basketball Player of the Week according to an announcement by Pac-10 Commissioner Tom Hansen on Monday.

A preseason All-Pac-10 selection, Westerberg turned in an outstanding individual effort in ASU's 79-72 win over USC on Saturday. The Greenacres, Wash., native tied her career-best in points (26) and field goals (nine). In addition she was also 2-3 from three-point range and tied for the team lead in rebounds with seven as the Sun Devils won their fourth consecutive game. Westerberg's 26 points represented the second-highest single-game point total by a Sun Devil this season (Kristen Kovesdy 27 points vs. Washington, Dec. 29).

During ASU's current four-game winning streak Westerberg has shot 57.1 percent from the field and has been ASU's second leading scorer averaging 12.3 points per game. She has led or tied for the team lead in scoring six times this season and has led or tied for the team lead in rebounding eight times.

Earlier this season Westerberg was named to the WBCA/BTI Classic All-Tournament team after averaging 15.0 points and 7.5 rebounds in ASU's season opening wins against Vanderbilt (Nov. 11) and Missouri (Nov. 12).

Currently in second place in the Pac-10, the Sun Devils (18-5, 9-4 Pac-10) return to action on Thursday night (8 p.m. AZ time) when they travel to Corvallis, Ore., to take on the Oregon State Beavers (10-10, 4-8 Pac-10).

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