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

Feb 24, 2020

PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Amber Melgoza, Sr., G, WASHINGTON (Santa Barbara, Calif.)
2 GP, 23.5 ppg, 5.0 rpg, .500 FG (18-36), .900 FT (9-10), 3.0 apg

• Helped lead Washington to a pair of home wins including Senior Day-upset over then-No. 8/7 UCLA (64-68) before defeating a USC two days prior (75-66).
• Opened the weekend with 25 points on 10-of-19 shooting as the Huskies beat the Trojans.
• Against the Bruins, scored 22 points, adding six rebounds, five assists and a steal to lead the Huskies to their first win over a ranked team this season and the first over a top-10 ranked team since defeating UCLA on Jan. 8, 2017.
• Has 39 career 20+ point games including eight this year, moving up to 11th on Washington’s all-time scoring list with 1,643 career points.
• First-career weekly honor and Washington’s 36th all-time.

Also nominated: Sam Thomas, ARIZ; Reili Richardson, ASU; Jaelyn Brown, CAL; Mya Hollingshed, COLO; Erin Boley, ORE; Mikayla Pivec, OSU; Kiana Williams, STAN; Charisma Osborne, UCLA; Alissa Pili, USC; Borislava Hristova, WSU.

FRESHMAN OF THE WEEK: Charisma Osborne, Fr., G, UCLA (Moreno Valley, Calif.)
3 GP, 25.7 ppg, 9.7 rpg, .481 FG (26-54), .833 FT (15-18)

• Averaged 25.7 points and notched a pair of career-high scoring performances in then-No.8/7 UCLA's three games against then-No. 15/14 Oregon State (Feb. 17), Washington State (Feb. 21), and Washington (Feb. 23).
• Opened the week with a then-career-high 22 points and eight rebounds in the overtime victory against OSU (83-74), adding two steals in the performance.
• Put up 32 points for a new career high and grabbed 11 rebounds in the win over WSU on Friday for just the eighth instance a Bruin has put up 30 points and 10 rebounds.
• Recorded second-straight double-double in the loss to Washington on Sunday (68-74), marking her third-straight 20+ point performance.
• First time receiving weekly freshman honor for UCLA’s ninth all-time.

Also nominated: Helena Pueyo, ARIZ; Cailyn Crocker, CAL; Jaylyn Sherrod, COLO; Jaz Shelley, ORE; Taylor Jones, OSU; Alissa Pili, USC; Brynna Maxwell, UTAH; Ali Bamberger, WASH; Bella Murekatete, WSU.

  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
Dec. 30 Cate Reese, ARIZ Jaylyn Sherrod, COLO
Jan. 6 Chanelle Molina, WSU Taylor Jones, OSU
Jan. 13 Ja'Tavia Tapley, ASU Haley Jones, STAN
Jan. 20 Sabrina Ionescu, ORE Alissa Pili, USC
Jan. 27 Sabrina Ionescu, ORE Endyia Rogers, USC
Feb. 3 Aari McDonald, ARIZ Alissa Pili, USC
Feb. 10 Michaela Onyenwere, UCLA Brynna Maxwell, UTAH
Feb. 17 Ruthy Hebard, ORE Alissa Pili, USC
Feb. 24 Amber Melgoza, WASH Charisma Osborne, UCLA