UCLA Senior Forward Lindsey Pluimer Named U.S. Bank Pac-10 Women's Basketball Player of the Week
Feb. 11, 2008
WALNUT CREEK, Calif.-- UCLA senior forward Lindsey Pluimer has been named the U.S. Bank Pac-10 Women's Basketball Player of the Week for Feb. 4-10, Commissioner Tom Hansen announced today.
Pluimer, a native of San Clemente, Calif., led UCLA to a season sweep of the Washington schools, averaging 19.0 points and 6.5 rebounds over the weekend as the Bruins kept pace with their rival USC for fourth place in the Conference.
In the 68-56 win over Washington State on Friday, Pluimer sparked a 10-2 run early in the second half as the Bruins grabbed the lead and broke away from the Cougars. She led the team with a season-high-tying 19 points on 8-of-13 shooting (.615), and chipped in six rebounds, three assists, two blocks, and a steal.
On Sunday, Pluimer again was clutch for the Bruins as she scored five of the teams' final seven points and had a key assist on the other basket as UCLA dropped Washington, 75-68. Pluimer again matched her season-high with 19 points and her seven rebounds tied for the team lead. She now has 700 career rebounds, ranking second among all active Pac-10 career leaders.
With her performance over the weekend, Pluimer became only the sixth woman in UCLA history to record 1,400 points (1,472) and 700 rebounds.
UCLA (13-11, 8-5) remains tied with USC (15-9, 8-5) for fourth place in the Pac-10 as the Women of Troy also swept the Washington schools over the weekend. This weekend's rivalry tilt looms as a huge game in the Conference race as Pauley Pavilion plays host on Sun., Feb. 17 at 2 p.m. USC took the first matchup of the season, 64-56.
The Player of the Week honor is the first of Pluimer's career and the 38th for the Bruins all-time.
ALSO NOMINATED: Briann January, ASU; Devanei Hampton, CAL; Candice Wiggins, STAN; Nadia Parker, USC; Sami Whitcomb, WASH; Katie Appleton, WSU.
2007-08 PAC-10 WOMEN'S BASKETBALL PLAYERS OF THE WEEK: Nov. 19- Jayne Appel, STAN; Nov. 26- Nadia Parker, USC; Dec. 3- Ashley Walker, CAL; Dec. 10- Kirsten Thompson, ASU; Dec. 17- Candice Wiggins, STAN; Dec. 24- Candice Wiggins, STAN; Dec. 31- Sybil Dosty, ASU; Jan. 6- Devanei Hampton, CAL; Jan. 14- Ashley Walker, CAL; Jan. 21- Talisa Rhea, OSU; Jan. 28- Candice Wiggins, STAN; Feb. 4- Candice Wiggins, STAN; Feb. 11- Lindsey Pluimer, UCLA.