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.

Also Nominated:

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

Week Player Freshman
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
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