ASU Freshman Guard Dymond Simon Named Pac-10 Women's Basketball Player of the Week

Jan. 8, 2007

TEMPE, Ariz. - Arizona State freshman guard Dymond Simon was named the Pac-10 Women's Basketball Player of the Week according to an announcement by Pac-10 Commissioner Tom Hansen on Monday.

Simon played an integral role in helping the Sun Devils claim a pair of recent conference victories over Washington State (89-44) on Thursday and Washington (88-83) on Sunday as she averaged 20 points, three assists and 1.5 steals for the two games. Simon's shooting precision may have been her most impressive stat of the weekend as she connected on 78.9 percent of her shots, including 4-of-5 from three-point range (80 percent).

Simon opened last week's action in impressive fashion, scoring 24 points on 9-of-11 shooting (.818) in ASU's victory over Washington State. In addition to being a career best, Simon's 24 points were also the highest single-game point total for any Sun Devil player this season. Simon also set career highs for field goals made (9) and three-point field goals (4) against the Cougars.

In Sunday's win over Washington, Simon was equally efficient scoring 16 points on 6-of-8 shooting (.800). She also pulled down three rebounds to go along with one assist and one steal.

During Pac-10 play (five games) the former Phoenix St. Mary's star has averaged 11.0 points per game while shooting almost 58 percent from the field, fifth-best in the Pac-10 in conference games. She has scored in double figures six times this season.

Currently ranked No. 11 in the nation by the Associated Press and winners of 10 of their last 11 games, the Sun Devils (14-2, 4-1 Pac-10) will go on the road this week to take on Oregon State (Thurs., Jan 11, 7 p.m. PT) and Oregon (Sat., Jan., 13, 7 p.m. PT).

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