Greer Named Pac-10 Women's Basketball Player of the Week
WALNUT CREEK, Calif. -- Oregon State senior forward El Sara Greer was named Pac-10 Women's Basketball Player of the Week for the week of Feb. 14-20, Commissioner Larry Scott announced today, after leading the Beavers to a 20-point comeback win over the weekend.
El Sara Greer (Waterloo, Iowa) led OSU to its biggest come-from-behind victory since Jan. 24, 2007 in a thrilling 61-59 outcome over Oregon on Saturday. The Beavers overcame a 20-point halftime deficit (36-16) led by Greer's game-high 21 points and 13 rebounds. Greer was the only player in the game to reach 20 points and double-digits in rebounds. Greer's three-point play gave the Beavers the lead (57-56) with two minutes to play and, after a UO three-pointer, her ensuing layup tied the game at 59-59.
Greer was 7-for-11 (.636) in the game and added two blocks to make it 81 on the season, only five away from breaking the school's single-season record. Her double-double marks the sixth of the season.
It is Greer's first-career Pac-10 Player of the Week honor and the first for Oregon State since Dec. 22, 2008. It is also OSU's 31st all-time selection.
The Beavers travel to the Bay Area this weekend, visiting Stanford on Thursday, Feb. 24 and California on Saturday, Feb. 26.
Also Nominated: Ify Ibekwe, Arizona; Kimberly Brandon, ASU; Eliza Pierre, CAL; Chiney Ogwumike, STAN; Darxia Morris, UCLA; Stefanie Gilbreath, USC.
2010-11 Pac-10 Women's Basketball Players of the Week
Nov. 15 - Briana Gilbreath, USC
Nov. 22 - Darxia Morris, UCLA
Nov. 29 - Amanda Johnson, ORE
Dec. 6 - Briana Gilbreath, USC
Dec. 13 - DeNesha Stallworth, CAL
Dec. 20 - Ashley Corral, USC
Dec. 27 - Dymond Simon, ASU
Jan. 3 - Jeanette Pohlen, STAN
Jan. 10 - Nia Jackson, ORE
Jan. 17 - Nnemkadi Ogwumike, STAN
Jan. 24 - Kayla Pedersen, STAN
Jan. 31 - Kristi Kingma, WASH
Feb. 7 - Sage Romberg, WSU
Feb. 14 - Ify Ibekwe, ARIZ
Feb. 21 - El Sara Greer, OSU