Briann January, Rihards Kuksiks named Arizona State Athletes of the Week

Dec. 17, 2008

Two ASU hoops athletes, Men's player Rihards Kuksiks and Women's player Briann January, have been named the Sun Devil Athletes of the Week for the week ending December 20. Both were instrumental in leading their teams to victory over the weekend.

Kuksiks scored a career high 18 points, as well as posting career highs in three-pointers (six), rebounds (nine), assists (four) and steals (three) in the Sun Devils overtime upset of IUPUI on Sunday.

January scored 16 points to go along with 5 steals and 2 assists in ASU's 68-45 win over UC Riverside. Ten of her 16 points came in the second half when the Sun Devils outscored UC Riverside 44-25 to turn a four-point game at halftime (24-20 ASU) into a 23-point win (68-45). The five steals marked the fourth time this season that January has had five or more steals. January was also 6-6 from the free throw line and was an integral part of a defensive effort that helped the Sun Devils hold an opponent to under 50 points for the second time in the last three games.

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