Pac-12 announces women's basketball players of the week
Oregon State’s Hamblin Named Player of the Week
UCLA’s Canada Selected Freshman of the Week
SAN FRANCISCO - OREGON STATE’s Ruth Hamblin was named the Pac-12 Player of the Week, while UCLA’s Jordin Canada was tabbed the Freshman of the Week, as announced by the Conference on Monday.
Junior forward Ruth Hamblin was a force in Oregon State’s come-from-behind, 73-70 victory over Washington State. The junior set a career-high with 31 points on 12-for-16 shooting from the floor. She also matched a career-high with 16 rebounds and blocked seven shots in the contest. Hamblin scored 13 of Oregon State’s 30 first-half points in the game, hitting all six of her shots, before exploding for 18 points in the second half, helping to spark the Beavers’ comeback. With the win Oregon State improved to 5-0 in Conference play. Hamblin ranks third in the nation in field goal percentage, shooting .634 from the field.
UCLA’s freshman guard Jordin Canada (Los Angeles, Calif.) earns Freshman of the Week honors for the third time this year, after leading the Bruins to a comeback victory over USC, 71-60. She scored 15 points, pulling down six rebounds and dishing out two assists, all in the span of 17 minutes played in the second half.
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.
Oregon State tips off again tonight at home against Washington at 5:00 p.m. PT, while UCLA’s next game will be against No. 13 Stanford on Friday Jan. 23 at 7:00 p.m. PT.
PLAYER: Promise Amukamara, ASU; Reshanda Gray, CAL; Lexy Kresl, COLO; Erica McCall, STAN; Kari Korver, UCLA; Taryn Wicijowski, UTAH; Kelsey Plum, WASH; Tia Presley, WSU
FRESHMAN: Gabby Green, CAL; Marie Gulich, OSU; 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|
|Jan. 5||Promise Amukamara, ASU||McKenzie Calvert, STAN|
|Jan.12||Sophie Brunner, ASU||Jordin Canada, UCLA|