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Pac-12 announces Women’s Basketball Players of the Week

Dec 17, 2018

PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Alanna Smith, SR, F, Stanford (Melbourne, Australia)
1 GP, 21 pts, 8 rbs, 7-12 FG (58.3%), 5-9 3PT (55.6%) 2 blk

• Recorded game highs of 21 points and eight rebounds in Stanford’s 68-63 win over then-No. 3 and previously-undefeated Baylor on Saturday.
• Went 7-of-12 from the field (.583) and 5-of-9 from behind the arc (.556) for her 12th-career 20-point performance and second against a top-10 team, the other coming on Nov. 25, 2017 against No. 9 Ohio State (33 pts).
• Third-career game with five made three-pointers and first against a ranked opponent.
• Marked Stanford's first regular-season victory over a top-5 team since besting No. 1 UConn on Nov. 17, 2014, now 9-1 against AP top-5 teams at home in its last 10 ranked contests.
• Collects second-career Pac-12 Player of the Week honor for Stanford’s 108th all-time weekly honor.

Also nominated: Kianna Ibis, ASU; Kristine Anigwe, CAL; Mya Hollingshed, COLO; Satou Sabally, ORE; Katie McWilliams, OSU; Kennedy Burke, UCLA; Mariya Moore, USC; Megan Huff, UTAH

FRESHMAN OF THE WEEK: Dre'Una Edwards, FR, F, Utah (Las Vegas, Nev.)
1 GP, 19 pts, 12 rbs, 9-13 FG (69.2%), 2 stl
• Notched fourth double-double of the season with 19 points and 12 rebounds in Utah's 77-56 win over Weber State to remain undefeated at 9-0, one of only 17 teams nationally with a blemish-free mark.
• Tied for first among freshmen in the Pac-12 in double-doubles, marking her seventh game scoring in double-digits.
• Went 9-of-13 from the field against Weber State, shooting 69-percent from the floor to tie her season high of 19 points.
• Collected six or more offensive rebounds in back-to-back games and is tied for 13th among freshmen in the county with 8.8 rebounds per game.
• Collects third Pac-12 Freshman of the Week honor this season (Nov. 12, Nov. 19), marking Utah’s eighth freshman nod all-time.

Also nominated: McKenzie Forbes, CAL; Cameron Swartz, COLO; Taylor Chavez, ORE; Patricia Morris, OSU; Lindsey Corsaro, UCLA


  Player of the Week Freshman of the Week
Nov. 12 Kristine Anigwe, CAL Dre’Una Edwards, UTAH
Nov. 19 Aari McDonald, ARIZ Dre’Una Edwards, UTAH
Nov. 26 Kristine Anigwe, CAL Cate Reese, ARIZ
Dec. 3 Aari McDonald, ARIZ Peanut Tuitele, COLO
Dec. 10 Megan Huff, UTAH Dru Gylten, UTAH
Dec. 17 Alanna Smith, STAN Dre’Una Edwards, UTAH