Pac-12 announces women's basketball players of the week
SAN FRANCISCO - OREGON STATE’s Sydney Wiese was named the Pac-12 Player of the Week, while STANFORD’s Kaylee Johnson was tabbed the Freshman of the Week, as announced by the Conference on Monday.
Sophomore guard Sydney Wiese (Phoenix, Ariz.) averaged 17.5 points and 4.0 assists per game in a week were the Beavers defeated No. 12 Arizona State, 70-65, and Arizona, 73-48. Wiese had a historic week for OSU while also helping the team to two wins. In the game against the Sun Devils, Wiese became the Oregon State career record holder for three-pointers (179), finishing the game with 15 points. Wiese followed that up by scoring a season-high 20 points and knocking down a season-best six three-pointers against Arizona. She also recorded 5 assists in the game. Overall in the two games, Wiese shot .619 from the field and .533 from three-point land.
Stanford Freshman Kaylee Johnson (Casper, Wyo.) was a force on the glass for the Cardinal last week, averaging 6.5 points and 8.0 rebounds as Stanford defeated USC, 79-60, and UCLA, 68-50. Her 11-rebound performance against the Bruins was her 14th double-digit rebounding effort of the season. On the year she’s averaging 10.3 rebounds per game and is the third-most prolific freshman rebounder in Stanford history with 268 total, trailing only Kayla Pedersen (329) and Chiney Ogwumike (281) among first-year players for the Cardinal.
A player of the week has been selected every week since 1986-87, the first year the Conference sponsored women’s sports. A freshman of the week was first selected in 2012-13.
Oregon State will travel to Colorado for a game against the Buffaloes on Friday, Feb. 20 at 5:30 p.m., while Stanford will travel to faceoff with crosstown rival California on Wednesday, Feb. 18 at 7 p.m. Both games will appear on Pac-12 Networks.
PLAYER: Reshanda Gray, CAL; Jen Reese, COLO; Bonnie Samuelson, STAN; Taryn Wicijowski, UTAH; Alexyz Vaioletama, USC; Kelsey Plum, WASH; Lia Galdeira, WSU
FRESHMAN: Tanaeya Boclair, UTAH; Khalia Clark, WASH
2014-15 Players of the Week
|Nov. 17||Kelsey Plum, WASH||Joeseta Fatuesi, UTAH|
|Nov. 24||Lili Thompson, STAN||Mikayla Cowling, CAL|
|Dec. 1||Jazmine Davis, WASH||Kaylee Johnson, STAN|
|Dec. 8||Brittany Boyd, CAL||Brianna Ruiz, WASH|
|Dec. 16||Tia Presley, WSU||Kaylee Johnson, STAN|
|Dec. 22||Ruth Hamblin, OSU||Lexi Bando, ORE|
|Dec. 29||Bonnie Samuelson , STAN||Jordin Canada, UCLA|
|Jan. 5||Promise Amukamara, ASU||McKenzie Calvert, STAN|
|Jan.12||Sophie Brunner, ASU||Jordin Canada, UCLA|
|Jan.19||Ruth Hamblin, OSU||Jordin Canada, UCLA|
|Jan. 26||Jamie Weisner, OSU||Mikayla Cowling, CAL|
|Feb. 2||Jillian Alleyne, ORE||Tanaeya Boclair, UTAH|
|Feb. 9||Candice Warthen, ARIZ||Gabby Green, CAL|