Pac-10 Women's Basketball Player of the Week

Jan. 28, 2002

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WALNUT CREEK, Calif.-- STANFORD senior forward Lindsey Yamasaki has been named the Pac-10 Women's Basketball Player of the Week for Jan. 21-27, Commissioner Tom Hansen announced today.

Yamasaki, from Oregon City, Ore., averaged 24.5 points, 3.5 rebounds and 2.0 assists as the third-ranked Cardinal (20-1 overall) improved to 10-0 in Pac-10 play with wins over Arizona and Arizona State. On the week, she shot a combined 16-of-30 from the floor (.533), was 5-of-12 from 3-point range (.417) and made 12 of 13 free throws (.923).

In the 76-62 win over the Wildcats, Yamasaki notched a team-high 22 points, including three treys. She was a perfect 7-of-7 from the foul line, grabbed three boards and dished out three assists in 33 minutes of play. In the Cardinal's 62-48 victory over the Sun Devils, Yamasaki scored a game-high 27 points, with 23 coming in the first half. She added four rebounds before fouling out after 33 minutes of action.

Having won 20 of its first 21 games, Stanford has matched its best start in school history. With the victories over Arizona and Arizona State, the Cardinal clinched its 14th 20-win season in the 28-year history of the program -- and 13th in the last 15 seasons.

Stanford hosts rival California Wednesday at 7 p.m., then travels to Berkeley on Saturday for a 3 p.m. rematch with the Bears. Both games will be televised locally by KRON-TV.

The Player of the Week honor is the second of Yamasaki's career and the 45th all-time selection for Stanford.

ALSO NOMINATED: Elizabeth Pickney, ARIZ, Shaquala Williams, ORE, Leilani Estavan, OSU, Natalie Nakase, UCLA, Andrea Lalum, WASH.

Nov. 26- Elizabeth Pickney, Sr. F, ARIZ, Dec. 3- Nicole Powell, So. F, STAN, Dec. 10- Amanda Levens, Sr. G, ASU, Dec. 17- Amanda Levens, Sr. G, ASU, Dec. 31- Nicole Powell, So., F, STAN, Jan. 7- Aisha Hollans, So. G, USC, Jan. 14- Nicole Powell, So. F, STAN, Jan. 22- Felicia Ragland, Sr. G, OSU, Jan. 28- Lindsey Yamasaki, Sr. F, STAN.

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