Stanford's Jayne Appel Named Pac-10 Player Of The Week

Nov. 19, 2007

STANFORD, Calif. - Sophomore center Jayne Appel captured the first Pac-10 Women's Basketball Player of the Week honor of the season on Monday for her sterling efforts in Stanford's 3-0 start. In the three Cardinal victories, Appel shot 61.5% from the field, averaging 22.7 points, 13.0 rebounds, and 3.33 blocks per game.

Appel was a dominant force in the post for Stanford over the past two weeks, first scoring 20 points on 9-of-11 shooting in the season-opening 100-44 rout of Yale on Nov. 9. At then-No. 3/3 Rutgers on Nov. 11, Appel posted her first double-double with 18 points and 13 rebounds.

But it was this past Sunday's effort that highlighted Appel's importance to Stanford's still-unblemished record. While the Cardinal's outside shooting struggled against a feisty and upset-minded Utah Utes squad, Appel was a rock for Stanford, converting 14-of-25 shots from the field and turning in career highs with 30 points, 20 rebounds, and six blocks as the Cardinal overcame the Utes, 81-77 in double overtime.

The honor is the second of Appel's career.

No. 5/5 Stanford returns to action Thanksgiving Night, taking on No. 2/2 Connecticut in its opener of the Paradise Jam in the U.S. Virgin Islands at 5:30 p.m. PT.

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