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Pac-12 announces women's basketball players of the week

Feb 16, 2015

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.

Also Nominated:

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 

Week Player Freshman
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