UCLA's Fields sweeps player of the week honors

By the Pac-12 Conference

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - The Pac-12 Conference office announced today that UCLA's Nirra Fields was voted the Pac-12 Women's Basketball Player of the Week and Pac-12 Freshman of the week for the week of Dec. 24-30. Fields is the first player to earn both honors in the same week after leading the Bruins to a dominating win over Pepperdine last week.

A freshman from Montreal, Canada, Nirra Fields came off the bench to lead the team with her first career double-double, registering 19 points and 12 rebounds to help No. 17/18 UCLA to a 77-46 win at Pepperdine on Dec. 28. It was the Bruins' only game of the week. The 5-foot-9 guard also added season highs of six assists and six steals. The road win helped the Bruins improve to 8-2 on the year and 5-0 in games away from home (3-0 road, 2-0 neutral). Her 12 rebounds helped UCLA post its third straight game with a +16-rebounding advantage.

It is Fields' first-career player of the week and freshman of the week honor. It is the 46th player of the week honor for UCLA all-time.

The Bruins end the non-conference regular-season schedule today, New Years Eve, hosting St. Joseph's at 1 p.m. PT. UCLA then hits the road on Friday and Sunday to take on Oregon and Oregon State, respectively, to open Pac-12 play.

Also Nominated:
PLAYER: Promise Amukamara, ASU; Talia Caldwell, CAL; Lexy Kresl, COLO; Jazmine Davis, WASH; Lia Galdeira, WSU.

FRESHMAN: Haley Videckis, ASU; Arielle Roberson, COLO; Mariah Cooks, WSU.

2012-13 Pac-12 Women's Basketball Players of the Week

Date Player Freshman
Nov. 12 Chiney Ogwumike, STAN Arielle Robinson, COLO
Nov. 19 Chiney Ogwumike, STAN Jillian Alleyne, ORE
Nov. 26 Markel Walker, UCLA Arielle Robinson, COLO
Dec. 3 Taryn Wicijowski, UTAH Arielle Robinson, COLO
Dec. 10 Alyssa Brewer, UCLA Jillian Alleyne, ORE
Dec. 17 Chucky Jeffery, COLO Lia Galdeira, WSU
Dec. 24 Chiney Ogwumike, STAN Lia Galdeira, WSU
Dec. 31 Nirra Fields, UCLA Nirra Fields, UCLA



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