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

PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Kristine Anigwe, Sr., F, California (Phoenix, Ariz)
2 GP, 22.5 ppg, 22.0 rpg, 13-29 FG (.448), 19-24 FT, 2 stl, 5 blk
• Became the first NCAA division I women’s player this season to record back-to-back 20-point, 20-rebound games, averaging 22.5 points and 22.0 rebounds in California’s home-and-home series against No. 8 Stanford last week.
• Scored a game-high 25 points in Cal's 81-80 upset victory over No. 8 Stanford on Thursday, grabbing a season-high 24 rebounds, becoming the first player in 20 years to record a 20/20 game against the Cardinal all-time.
•  Tallied a game-high 20 points and 20 boards in the Bears’ 75-50 loss to Stanford on Saturday.
•  Tied Cal’s men’s or women’s scoring record with 2,320 career points (Colleen Galloway, 1981).
•  Nation’s leader in rebounds per game (15.6) and double-doubles (21) this season, ranking fifth in NCAA DI women’s history with 22 consecutive double-doubles, dating back to last season.
•  Collects her seventh-career Pac-12 Player of the Week honor and fourth this season for Cal’s 49th all-time weekly honor.

Also nominated: Aari McDonald, ARIZ; Kianna Ibis, ASU; Mya Hollingshed, COLO;  Destiny Slocum, OSU; Ruthy Hebard, ORE; DiJonai Carrington, STAN; Japreece Dean, UCLA; Minyon Moore, USC; Megan Huff, UTAH; Borislava Hristova, WSU.

FRESHMAN OF THE WEEK: Shalexxus Aaron, Fr., G, USC (Apple Valley, Calif.)
2 GP, 14.5 ppg, 10-18 FG (.556), 6-13 3FG (.462), 3 stl, 2 blk

•  Averaged 14.5 points in USC’s pair of wins over Washington, 82-57, and Washington State, 81-73, last week.
•  Tallied six made three-pointers versus Washington, the second most by a Trojan this season.
•  Shot 71.4 percent from the field as she drained 10-of-14 attempts for a season-high in made baskets.
•  Set career-highs with 28 points and three steals against the Huskies to record her second 20-point game this year while picking up two blocks and three steals.
Collects first Pac-12 Freshman of the Week honor this season for USC’s 47th all-time nod.

Also nominated: Lacie Hull, STAN; Lindsey Corsaro, UCLA; Dru Gylten, UTAH; Darcy Rees; WASH.


  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
Feb. 4 Kristine Anigwe, CAL Shalexxus Aaron, USC
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