Pac-12 announces women's basketball players of the week
Arizona State’s Amukamara Named Player of the Week
USC’s Calvert Selected Freshman of the Week
SAN FRANCISCO - ARIZONA STATE’s Promise Amukamara was named the Pac-12 Player of the Week, while USC’s McKenzie Calvert was tabbed the Freshman of the Week, as announced by the Conference on Monday.
Senior guard Promise Amukamara (Glendale, Ariz.) scored 14 points, grabbed three rebounds and had three steals to power Arizona State to a 62-48 win over Washington, snapping the Huskies’ 11-game winning streak. Amukamara led the Sun Devils’ defense that helped hold Washington to 35 points below its scoring average (83.2 ppg entering the game). The senior had the assignment of defending the nation’s No. 1 scorer coming into the game (26.6 ppg) and held her to just 17 points, nine below her average. The 13 points Washington scored in the first half were the fewest they had scored this season and were the fewest allowed in a half by ASU this season. The Sun Devils have won eight games in a row.
USC guard McKenzie Calvert (Schertz, Texas) earns Freshman of the Week honors after averaging 14.0 points, 3.0 assists and 3.5 rebounds for the Women of Troy last week. Calvert took over as USC’s top scorer on the season after kicking off Pac-12 play with back-to-back double-digit games, notching 16 points in the 59-52 loss to UCLA and dropping 12 points and a career-high five rebounds in USC’s 70-54 win over Oregon.
A player of the week has been selected every week since 1986-87, the first year the Conference sponsored women’s sports. A freshman of the week was first selected in 2012-13.
Arizona State tips off tonight for a home game against Washington State at 8 p.m. MT, before traveling for Tuscon for back-to-back games with Arizona on Thursday, Jan. 8 at 6 p.m. MT and Saturday, Jan. 10 at 6 p.m. MT. USC plays at home tonight against No. 13 Oregon State at 7 p.m. PT before traveling to play Colorado on Friday, Jan. 9 at 8 p.m. MT and Utah on Sunday, Jan. 11 at 12 p.m. MT.
PLAYER: Candice Warthen, ARIZ; Brittany Boyd, CAL; Amber Orrange, STAN; Jamie Weisner, OSU; Danielle Rodriguez, UTAH; Kaneisha Horn, USC; Kelsey Plum, WASH; Lia Galdeira, WSU
FRESHMAN: Charise Holloway, ARIZ; Penina Davidson, CAL; Tanaeya Boclair, UTAH; Louise Brown, WSU
2014-15 Player of the Week History
|Nov. 17||Kelsey Plum, WASH||Joeseta Fatuesi, UTAH|
|Nov. 24||Lili Thompson, STAN||Mikayla Cowling, CAL|
|Dec. 1||Jasmine Davis, WASH||Kaylee Johnson, STAN|
|Dec. 8||Brittany Boyd, CAL||Brianna Ruiz, WASH|
|Dec. 16||Tia Presley, WSU||Kaylee Johnson, STAN|
|Dec. 22||Ruth Hamblin, OSU||Lexi Bando, ORE|
|Dec. 29||Bonnie Samuelson , STAN||Jordin Canada, UCLA|
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