UCLA's Noelle Quinn Named U.S. Bank Pac-10 Women's Basketball Player of the Week
Jan. 30, 2006
WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - UCLA junior guard Noelle Quinn has been named the U.S. Bank Pac-10 Women's Basketball Player of the Week for Jan. 23-29, Commissioner Tom Hansen announced today.
The Los Angeles, Calif., native led the Bruins to a weekend sweep against No. 11/13 Stanford (90-80) and California (90-87 OT) that propelled UCLA into a four-way tie for second place in the Conference standings. Quinn recorded a season-high 25 points to go along with 10 rebounds, four assists and no turnovers in the win over Stanford, which marked UCLA's first win against the Cardinal since 2000.
Against California, she equaled her season-best with 25 points and also added 11 rebounds and a season-high seven assists. In the overtime period, Quinn gave UCLA a quick lead with a three-pointer at the 4:31 mark. Her free throws with six seconds remaining clinched the win for the Bruins.
With her fourth point against Stanford, Quinn became the 22nd Bruin player to record 1,000 career points. She now has 1,046 to rank 21st on the all-time UCLA list, while her six double-doubles this season bring her career total to 17. Quinn has three double-doubles in her last four games and has scored 20 points or more in four straight games and five of her last six.
A 2005-06 pre-season Wooden Award All-American, Quinn was named the 2004 Pac-10 Freshman of the Year and a honorable mention All-Pac-10 selection in 2005.
UCLA (12-8, 7-4), will travel to the Arizona schools this weekend, facing the Sun Devils on Thurs., Feb 2 and the Wildcats on Sat., Feb. 4.
This is Quinn's seventh Pac-10 Player of the Week honor and UCLA's 35th weekly honor all-time. She is one award shy of tying the all-time career Player of the Week honors (8).
ALSO NOMINATED: Amy Denson, ASU; Alexis Gray-Lawson, CAL; Kim Butler, OSU; Eshaya Murphy, USC; Kristen O'Neill, WASH; Keisha Moore, WSU.
2005-06 PAC-10 WOMEN'S BASKETBALL PLAYERS OF THE WEEK: Nov. 28- Lisa Willis, UCLA; Dec. 5- Noelle Quinn, UCLA; Dec. 12- Sarah Pool, CAL; Dec. 19- Carolyn Ganes, ORE; Dec. 26- Cameo Hicks, WASH; Jan. 2- Devanei Hampton, CAL; Jan. 9- Candice Wiggins, STAN; Jan. 16- Eshaya Murphy, USC; Jan. 23- Camille LeNoir, USC; Jan. 30- Noelle Quinn, UCLA.