Jeffery Earns Big 12 Weekly Honor
BOULDER -- Colorado's Chucky Jeffery was named the Phillips 66 Big 12 Women's Basketball Freshman of the Week by a media voting panel for games from Jan. 4-10, the league office announced on Monday.
A 5-foot-10 guard from Colorado Springs, Jeffery averaged 15.5 points, 7.5 rebounds, 6.5 assists and 5.0 steals in Colorado's wins over Yale and Missouri. She tied a career-best with 19 points, connecting on all seven of her field goals attempts against Yale. Displaying her all-around game, Jeffery also registered a personal and team season-best nine assists to go along with seven rebounds, five steals and two blocked shots. Jeffery made her Big 12 Conference debut by scoring 12 points and equaling a career-best eight rebounds and five steals in the win over Missouri. She hit 5-of-10 from the floor and also dished our four assists.
Jeffery earns her first career Big 12 weekly honor and it's the third time this season a CU player has been recognized by the league office. Brittany Spears was named Co-Player of the Week on Nov. 23 and Meagan Malcolm-Peck was named Freshman of the Week on Dec. 28. CU's three weekly recognitions are its most since 2007-08 when Spears was named Freshman of the Week four times and Bianca Smith was Player of the Week once.
It is also the first time that two different CU newcomers have earned Freshman/Rookie of the Week honors in the same season since 2004-05 when Kara Richards and Jackie McFarland were both recognized.
Jeffery was honored along with Oklahoma State senior guard Andrea Riley who was selected as the Big 12 Player of the Week.