Updated February 27, 2012
WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - WASHINGTON’s Regina Rogers was named Bank of the West Pac-12 Women’s Basketball Player of the Week for the week of Feb. 20-27, Commissioner Larry Scott announced today. Rogers led the Huskies to a regular-season sweep of Washington State over the weekend.
Despite not having practiced all week due to illness, redshirt senior center Regina Rogers (Seattle, Wash.) was 8-for-11 from the floor, scoring a game-high tying 21 points in the 60-56 victory over the Cougars. She also grabbed nine boards, including the final rebound of the game to secure the victory for WSU. On the season, Rogers ranks third in the country and leads the Pac-12 in field goal percentage, converting on 60.4 percent of her shot attempts. She also averages a team-leading 16.2 points per game, which is good for third in the Conference.
With the win, the Huskies’ winning streak over rival Washington State was extended to 34 games, tied for the seventh-longest in the country. Under the direction of first-year head coach Kevin McGuff, UW’s 15 wins so far this season are the most since winning 18 during the 2006-07 campaign. Its seven league wins are more than all of last year, as well.
The first Husky to receive weekly nods this year, it is Rogers’ first-career Pac-12 Player of the Week honor and Washington’s 30th all-time.
Washington closes out the regular season hosting USC on Thursday, March 1 and UCLA on Saturday, March 3.
Also Nominated: Talia Caldwell, ARIZ; Chucky Jeffery, COLO; Patricia Bright, OSU; Nnemkadi Ogwumike, STAN; Rebekah Gardner, UCLA; Ashley Corral, USC; Taryn Wicijowski, UTAH.