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

Alanna Smith, SR, F, Stanford (Melbourne, Australia)
2 GP, 22.5 ppg, 12.5 rpg, 17-37 FG (.459), 5-15 3FG (.333), 7 blk

• Posted double-doubles in Stanford's road sweep of UCLA (65-51) and USC (69-67), averaging 22.5 points, 12.5 rebounds and 3.5 blocks.
• Scored 22 points with 13 rebounds and four blocks versus the Bruins, and followed up with 23 points, 12 rebounds and three blocks against the Trojans on Sunday.
• Hit the game-winning layup against USC, scooping in a left-handed layup off glass with three seconds remaining to give Stanford its ninth-straight win in the series.
• Recorded her 1,500th career point, becoming the 16th player in Cardinal history to hit the mark.
• Eight of Smith's 18 career double-doubles have come in the last 16 games.
• Third Pac-12 Player of the Week honor this season (Dec. 17, Jan. 14) for Stanford’s 110th all-time weekly honor.

Also nominated: Aari McDonald, ARIZ; Kianna Ibis, ASU; Kristine Anigwe, CAL; Mya Hollingshed, COLO; Sabrina Ionescu, ORE; Destiny Slocum, OSU; Michaela Onyenwere, UCLA; Minyon Moore, USC; Chanelle Molina, WSU.

FRESHMAN OF THE WEEK: Dre'Una Edwards, FR, F, Utah (Las Vegas, Nev.)
2 GP, 14.5 ppg, 8.0 rpg, 12-24 FG (.500), 5-7 FT, 3 stl, 1 blk

• Scored a career-high tying 21 points (8-for-17) against Arizona, her second-straight game in the 20-point range and third this season.
• Tallied her seventh double-double of the season with10 boards against the Wildcats, which ranks sixth overall in the Pac-12 and first among freshmen.
• 57-percent from the floor against No. 19 Arizona State, the fifth time in the last six games she has been 50-percent or better.
• Ranks third overall in the Pac-12 in field goal percentage and first among freshmen (.540).
• Only freshman in the league averaging over one block per game (1.2). 
• Sixth Pac-12 Freshman of the Week honor this season for the Utes’ ninth nod this season, setting a new Pac-12 record for the most freshmen honorees by a team.

Also nominated: Cate Reese, ARIZ; Peanut Tuitele, COLO; Patricia Morris, OSU; Lexie Hull, STAN; Ula Motuga, WSU.


  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
Feb. 11 Sabrina Ionescu, ORE Dre’Una Edwards, UTAH
Feb. 18  Alanna Smith, STAN Dre'Una Edwards, UTAH


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