Stanford's Jeanette Pohlen Named U.S. Bank Pac-10 Player Of The Week
March 9, 2009
STANFORD, Calif. - Stanford sophomore guard Jeanette Pohlen was named U.S. Bank Pac-10 Player of the Week Monday, the conference announced.
The honor is the first of Pohlen's career, and the sixth for Stanford this season. It also marks the third time in the last four weeks that a Stanford player has nabbed the honor, as Kayla Pedersen was recognized last Monday, and Jayne Appel two weeks prior to that.
The Brea, Calif. native enjoyed a weekend of career-highs en route to helping the second-ranked Cardinal clinch its ninth consecutive Pac-10 regular-season title as well as the top seed at the Pac-10 Tournament for the eighth time in eight years. Stanford sewed up its title and seed following victories of 70-67 and 77-68 Thursday night over Arizona and Saturday night against No. 18/- Arizona State, respectively.
Over the two wins, Pohlen averaged 20.0 points and shot 54.5 percent (12-for-22) from the field, including 58.3 percent (7-for-12) from three-point range. She dished out five assists in each contest and grabbed 11 rebounds on the weekend, averaging 5.5 a game.
Thursday against Arizona, Pohlen scored a career-high 21 points thanks in part to a career high-tying five three pointers in the contest. She followed that up with a 19-point effort two days later opposite Arizona State to help Stanford clinch the regular-season title outright.
As the top seed in this weekend's Pac-10 Tournament, Stanford earns a bye into Friday's quarterfinal round, where it will await the winner of Thursday's play-in game between eighth-seeded Washington State and ninth-seeded Arizona. Tip-off for Friday's quarterfinal is set for 5 p.m.