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

Jan 28, 2019

PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Megan Huff, Sr., F, Utah (Federal Way, Wash.)
2 GP, 20.5 ppg, 11.0 rpg, 12-28 FG (.429), 14-15 FT, 3 stl, 2 blk
• Averaged a 20-point double-double in Utah's weekend sweep over California (87-74) and No. 6 Stanford (75-68), recording the Utes’ best start in program history through 19 games (18-1).
• Led the Utes to their first-ever win over Stanford, tallying 17 points and 13 rebounds against the No. 6 Cardinal.
• 24 points against California was the 10th time this season she reached the 20-point mark and the third time in the last four games, while adding nine rebounds and two steals.
• Shot 93-percent from the free throw line in Utah's two wins, including two crucial made free throws with less than a minute remaining against Stanford to make it a two-possession game.
• Has reached double figures in all 19 games this season and is tied for 20th nationally with 10 double-doubles this year.
• Second-career Pac-12 Player of the Week honor for Utah’s sixth all-time weekly honor.

Also nominated: Aari McDonald, ARIZ; Courtney Ekmark, ASU; Kristine Anigwe, CAL; Alexis Robinson, COLO; Ruthy Hebard, ORE; Mikayla Pivec, OSU; Alanna Smith, STAN; Michaela Onyenwere, UCLA; Mariya Moore, USC.

FRESHMAN OF THE WEEK: Cate Reese, Fr., F, Arizona (Cypress, Texas)
2 GP, 15.5 ppg, 8.0 rpg, 13-24 FG (.542), 2 stl,
• Averaged 15.5 points and 8.0 rebounds per game while shooting 54 percent from the field in Arizona’s victory over USC (71-68) and triple-overtime loss to UCLA (98-93) last week.
• Recorded her first-career Pac-12 double-double with 14 points and 10 rebounds against UCLA without heading to the line, her first since Dec. 5.
• First Wildcat to record five double-doubles in one season since Davellyn Whyte (2012-13).
• Scored 17 points against USC for her fourth-straight game in double-figures and second time this season she tallied at least 14 points in four-consecutive games (Nov. 16-27).
• Earns back-to-back Pac-12 Freshman of the Week nods for her third award this season after making program history as Arizona’s first-ever freshman honoree on Nov. 26.

Also nominated: Lesila Finau, COLO; Jasmine Simmons, OSU; Lexie Hull, STAN; Lindsey Corsaro, UCLA; Dru Gylten, UTAH.


  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
Dec. 24 Sabrina Ionescu, ORE Lacie Hull, STAN
Dec. 31 Borislava Hristova, WSU Andrea Torres, UTAH
Jan. 7  Aari McDonald, ARIZ Dru Gylten, UTAH
Jan 14 Alanna Smith, STAN Dre’Una Edwards, UTAH
Jan. 21 Kristine Anigwe, CAL Cate Reese, ARIZ
Jan. 28 Megan Huff, UTAH  Cate Reese, ARIZ