Stanford's Pohlen Named Pac-10 Women's Basketball Player of the Week

March 9, 2009

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WALNUT CREEK, Calif.-- STANFORD sophomore guard Jeanette Pohlen was named the U.S. Bank Pac-10 Women’s Basketball Player of the Week for Mar. 2 - 8, Commissioner Tom Hansen announced today.

Pohlen, a native of Brea, Calif., helped Stanford clinch its ninth-consecutive Pac-10 regular-season title and a No. 1 seed in the 2009 State Farm Pac-10 Tournament, all while setting or matching career highs in the Cardinal’s victories over Arizona and No. 18 Arizona State.

Shooting 50 percent on the weekend, Pohlen scored a career-high 21 points in Stanford’s 70-67 victory over the Wildcats.  The sophomore also tied a career-high with five three pointers.  Against Arizona State, Pohlen again went for double digits, scoring 19 points, grabbing five rebounds and dishing out five assists in the Cardinal’s 77-68 title securing victory over the Sun Devils.  

This marks the first Pac-10 Player of the Week honor for Pohlen, the sixth of the year for Stanford and the 68th overall for the Cardinal.  

With it’s outright Pac-10 Conference title, the Cardinal earn the No. 1 overall seed in the 2009 State Farm Pac-10 Women’s Basketball Tournament for the eighth straight year.  Stanford will play the winner of the Washington State vs. Arizona game on Friday, Mar. 13 at 5 p.m.  Live streaming is available at  


Also Nominated: Briann January, Arizona State; Devanei Hampton, California; Brittney Davis, Oregon State; Darxia Morris, UCLA; Heather Oliver, USC; Sami Whitcomb, Washington; April Cook, Washington State.


2008-09 U.S. Bank Pac-10 Players of the Week:

Nov. 17 - Talisa Rhea, Oregon State

Nov. 24 - Jayne Appel, Stanford

Dec. 1 - Ashley Walker, California

Dec. 8 - Ashley Walker, California

Dec. 15 - Ify Ibekwe, Arizona

Dec. 22 - Alex Mitchell, Oregon State

Dec. 29 - Jayne Appel, Stanford

Jan. 5 - Brynn Cameron, USC

Jan. 12 - Doreena Campbell, UCLA

Jan. 19 - Alexis Gray-Lawson, California

Jan. 26 - Jayne Appel, Stanford

Feb. 2 - Dymond Simon, Arizona State

Feb. 9 - Camille LeNoir, USC

Feb. 16 - Jayne Appel, Stanford

Feb. 23 - Ashley Walker, California

Mar. 2 - Kayla Pedersen, Stanford

Mar. 9 - Jeanette Pohlen, Stanford


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