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Pac-12 announces women's basketball players of the week

Dec 23, 2019

PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Michaela Onyenwere, Jr., F, UCLA (Aurora, Colo.)
2 GP, 22.0 PPG, 10.0 RPG, 2.5 APG, 1.5 SPG, .488 (20-41)
• Led No. 10 UCLA to two road victories to close out the non-conference slate with a 59-50 win at Georgia (Dec. 19) and a 68-58 win at No. 12/14 Indiana (Dec. 22).
• Scored 19 points and grabbed nine rebounds against the Bulldogs and tallied 25 points and had 11 rebounds vs. the Hoosiers for her third double-double of the year and the 19th of her career.
• The 25 points at Indiana marked the sixth time this season, and 24th in her career, that she has scored 20 or more points in a game.
• Helped UCLA improve to 11-0 on the year, just one victory shy of tying the school record of 12-0 to start a season, made by the 1980-81 squad.
• It is the first player of the week honor for Onyenwere and the 60th all-time for UCLA. Onyenwere is the second Bruin to earn the weekly honor this season.

Also nominated: Aari McDonald, ARIZ; Jayde Van Hyfte, ASU; Jaelyn Brown, CAL; Aubrey Knight, COLO; Sabrina Ionescu, ORE; Mikayla Pivec, OSU; Alissa Pili, USC; Haley Van Dyke, WASH; Chanelle Molina, WSU.

FRESHMAN OF THE WEEK: Jaz Shelley, Fr., G, Oregon (Moe, Australia)
2 GP, 17.0 PPG, 1.5 RPG, 1.5 APG, 11-19 FG (.579), 10-16 (.625)
• Broke the program's single-game record with 10 three-pointers while racking up 32 points to lead Oregon past UC Riverside.
• Became the first UO freshman since 2013-14 to score 30+ in a game.
• 10 made threes are the second most of any player in the nation this season and one off the Pac-12 single-game record.
• Leads the Pac-12 and is tied for 29th nationally with a 45.3 shooting percentage from three-point range.
• First weekly freshman honor for Shelley and the second this season for the Ducks. It is also the 25th all-time for Oregon.

Also nominated: Eboni Walker, ASU; Leilani McIntosh, CAL; Jaylyn Sherrod, COLO, Taylor Jones, OSU; Charisma Osbourne, UCLA, Alissa Pili, USC, Lola Pendande, UTAH.

  Player of the Week Freshman of the Week
Nov. 11 Mikayla Pivec, OSU Taylor Jones, OSU
Nov. 18 Aari McDonald, ARIZ Taylor Jones, OSU
Nov. 25 Jaelyn Brown, CAL Evelien Lutje Schipholt, CAL
Dec. 2 Japreece Dean, UCLA Haley Jones, STAN
Dec. 9 Cate Reese, ARIZ Holly Winterburn, ORE
Dec. 16 Sabrina Ionescu, ORE Haley Jones, STAN
Dec. 23 Michaela Onyenwere, UCLA Jaz Shelley, ORE