Junior Guard Amanda Levens Named Pac-10 Player of the Week

Jan. 22, 2001

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - Arizona State guard Amanda Levens has been named the Pac-10 Women's Basketball Player of the Week for Jan. 15-21, Commissioner Tom Hansen announced today.

Levens, a native of Belvidere, Ill., averaged 15.0 points, 4.0 rebounds and 2.5 assists in leading Arizona State to its first ever road sweep over the Los Angeles schools and its first Pac-10 road sweep since 1992-93. On the weekend, Levens shot 40.0 percent from three-point range (4-10) and was a perfect 12-for-12 from the free throw line.

Against USC, Levens notched a team-high 15 points and recorded a game-high four assists. She matched her scoring effort with 15 points at UCLA, adding a career-high seven rebounds in a career-best 34 minutes of play. Levens has hit 10 of her last 20 attempts from three-point land and already ranks 10th on ASU's single-season chart with 30 treys this year.

The 5-9 guard, who transferred to ASU from Old Dominion University, leads the Sun Devil squad in scoring (14.3 ppg), three-pointers (30) and free throw percentage (83.7 percent, 82-98). She ranks second in the Pac-10 in free throw percentage but has twice as many attempts as the league leader. Levens also stands in fifth in the Pac-10 in scoring, three-pointers made and three-point field goal percentage.

Arizona State has won three straight, including four of its last five games, and is tied for second in the Pac-10 with a 4-2 record (12-6 overall) heading into the fourth week of league play. The Sun Devils return to action Saturday night, playing host to the Arizona Wildcats at 7 p.m. at Wells Fargo Arena.

The Player of the Week honor is the first of Levens' career and the 19th all-time selection for Arizona State.

ALSO NOMINATED: Courtney Johnson, CAL, Brianne Meharry, ORE, Nicole Funn,OSU, Nicole Powell, STAN, Michelle Greco, UCLA, Ebony Hoffman, USC, Megan Franza, WASH, Victoria Harrod, WSU.

2000-01 PAC-10 WOMEN'S BASKETBALL PLAYERS OF THE WEEK:Nov. 27 - Melody Johnson, Jr., C, ASU, Dec. 4 - Nicole Funn, So., G, OSU,Dec. 11 - Elizabeth Pickney, ARIZ, Dec. 18 - Susan King, Fr., G, STAN, Jan. 2 - Reshea Bristol, ARIZ, Jan. 8 - Reshea Bristol, ARIZ, Jan. 15 - Jamie Craighead, ORE, Jan. 22 - Amanda Levens, ASU.

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