Jayne Appel Captures Pac-10 Player Of The Week Honor
Feb. 15, 2010
STANFORD, Calif. - Stanford's senior center Jayne Appel was named the Pac-10 Player of the Week for the first time this season, the Pac-10 announced Monday. Appel nabbed the honor after posting a pair of double-doubles and averaging 21.0 points and 13.5 rebounds over the Cardinal's road sweep of Washington and Washington State last weekend.
Monday marks the eighth time that Appel has been named conference player of the week in her career, tying her with seven other players for the second-most times earning the honor. Former teammate Candice Wiggins is the all-time leader with nine selections.
Appel posted her team-leading 10th and 11th double-doubles in last weekend's sweep, opening things up with 18 points and 13 rebounds in Stanford's 58-36 victory at Washington. She followed that up two days later with a season-high 25 points along with 14 rebounds and six assists in a 98-67 victory at Washington State.
The 2009 All-American also shot 63.3 percent over the weekend, going a combined 19-for-30 from the field. Appel converted 7-of-12 attempts against the Huskies before hitting a season-high 12 field goals out of 18 attempts in Sunday's win over the Cougars, Stanford's 50th in a row against Washington State.
Appel's passing and defense also contributed to Stanford's success, as she passed out eight assists in addition to blocking three shots over the two games.
On the year, Appel is nearly averaging a double-double with 13.8 points and 9.9 rebounds per game, while shooting 52.7 percent from the field.
Stanford heads into its final home weekend of the regular season this week, hosting Oregon in a 7 p.m. tip Thursday night, Feb. 18 before honoring Appel among its seniors in Saturday's Senior Night meeting against Oregon State at 7 p.m.