Stanford's Appel Named U.S. Bank Pac-10 
Women's Basketball Player of the Week for a Second Time

Dec. 29, 2008

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WALNUT CREEK, Calif.-- STANFORD junior post player Jayne Appel was named the U.S. Bank Pac-10 Player of the Week for Dec. 22-28, Commissioner Tom Hansen announced today. Appel receives the award for the second time this season.

Appel was one rebound shy of her fifth-straight double-double, netting 16 points and grabbing nine rebounds in an 84-49 win over UC Davis on Sunday afternoon. A native of Pleasant Hill, Calif., the 6-foot-4 junior made seven of eight field goal attempts, also adding a block in only 23 minutes of playing time.

Appel was the Pac-10's player of the week on Nov. 24. This week's recognition is the fifth of her career and the 64th all-time for Stanford since 1986 to lead the Conference.

The Cardinal will take a short time off before plunging into Pac-10 Conference play this weekend on the road. Stanford travels to face Arizona State on Friday, Jan. 2, followed by Arizona on Sunday, Jan. 4.

ALSO NOMINATED: Talisa Rhea, ORE; Jazmine Perkins, WSU.

2008-09 U.S. BANK PAC-10 PLAYERS OF THE WEEK:
Nov. 17 - Talisa Rhea, Oregon State
Nov. 24 - Jayne Appel, Stanford
Dec. 1 - Ashley Walker, California
Dec. 8 - Ashley Walker, California
Dec. 15 - Ify Ibekwe, Arizona
Dec. 22 - Alex Mitchell, Oregon State
Dec. 29 - Jayne Appel, Stanford

- www.pac-10.org -

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