Oregon's Canepa Named Pac-10 Women's Basketball Player of the Week

Nov. 23, 2009

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - Junior forward/center Nicole Canepa of OREGON was named Pac-10 Women’s Basketball Player of the Week for Nov. 17-23, commissioner Larry Scott announced today.  

Canepa has had a fast start to the season, breaking her single-game career scoring high in back-to-back games, while helping the Ducks get out to a 2-0 start.  In the first game of the season, an 86-48 win over Eastern Washington, Canepa, who hails from San Francisco, Calif., set a career high with 17 points off the bench and added 10 rebounds to post the second double-double of her career.  

Oregon next handed Montana an 86-81 home loss, only the third in three years for the Grizzlies, with Canepa helping to solidify the game for the Ducks with six of her team-leading 18 points coming in the final 3:47 of the game.  She also tallied nine rebounds to go with her career-high 18 points.   

This is the first career Pac-10 Player of the Week selection for Canepa and the 33rd selection all-time for Oregon.  

Also Nominated: Becca Tobin, Arizona State; DeNesha Stallworth, California; Kiersten Tilleman, Oregon State; Kayla Pedersen, Stanford; Erica Tukiainen, UCLA; Ashley Corral, USC; Sami Whitcomb, Washington; KiKi Moore, Washington State

Nov. 16 - Nnemkadi Ogwumike, Stanford
Nov. 23 -  Nicole Canepa, Oregon  

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