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

PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Recee Caldwell, GS, G, California (San Antonio, Texas)
2 GP, 22.0 ppg, 4.0 rpg, 16-28 FG (.571), 8-13 3FG, 4.5 apg
Registered back-to-back 20-point games to lead California to a weekend sweep of No. 17 Arizona State (69-60) and Arizona (82-76) in overtime.
• 7-for-12 from the floor and 4-for-6 from beyond the arc while dishing out five assists with just one turnover in Cal's upset of the Sun Devils.
• Tallied a season-high 24 points (9-for-16) on Senior Day and hit the game-tying three-pointer with 17 seconds left in regulation in the overtime victory over UA.
• Accounted for 17 of Cal's 20 third-quarter points versus the Wildcats, sparking Cal’s largest come-from-behind win in a decade and second extra-time win this season.
• Collects first Pac-12 Player of the Week honor for Cal’s 50th all-time nod.

Also nominated: Aari McDonald, ARIZ; Peanut Tuitele, COLO; Erin Boley, ORE; Mikayla Pivec, OSU; Alanna Smith, STAN; Kennedy Burke, UCLA; Aliyah Mazyck, USC; Megan Huff, UTAH; Amber Melgoza, WASH.

FRESHMAN OF THE WEEK: McKenzie Forbes, Fr., G, California (Folsom, Calif.)
2 GP, 8.5 ppg, 5-7 FG (.714), 5-7 FT

• Averaged 8.5 points in California’s desert sweep of No. 17 Arizona State and Arizona for its final homestand of Pac-12 play.
• All 17 points scored vs. the Wildcats came in the fourth quarter and overtime to help Cal battle back after a 20-point deficit at the half.
• 5-of-6 from the three-point range and a perfect 5-for-5 over the final 15 minutes against the UA, including three-pointers on back-to-back possession in overtime with the latter giving Cal the lead for good.
• First Pac-12 Freshman of the Week honor for California’s 15th freshman award.

Also nominated: Peanut Tuitele, COLO; Lacie Hull, STAN; Andrea Torres, 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
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
Feb. 25 Recee Caldwell, CAL  McKenzie Forbes, CAL


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