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Pac-12 announces Women’s Basketball Players of the Week - Jan. 4, 2021

Jan 4, 2021
PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Michaela Onyenwere, Sr., F, UCLA (Aurora, Colo.)
1 GP, 33.0 ppg, 10.0 rpg, 2.0 apg, .600 FG (12-20), 1.000 FT (8-8). 
  • Led No. 11 UCLA to a road upset of No. 8 Oregon, scoring a career-best 33 points on 12-of-20 (.600) shooting including the game winner.
  • Added 10 rebounds for her 27th career double-double.
  • Went a perfect 8-of-8 (1.000) from the line and added two assists and a steal.
  • This is Onyenwere’s third career weekly honor and UCLA’s 63rd Player of the Week all-time. 
Also nominated: Aari McDonald, ARIZ; Taya Hanson, ASU; Maya Hollingshed, COLO; Francesca Belibi, STAN; Brynna Maxwell, UTAH; Krystal Leger-Walker, WSU.
FRESHMAN OF THE WEEK: Charlisse Leger-Walker, Fr., G, WASHINGTON STATE (Waikato, New Zealand)
2 GP, 19.5 ppg, 5.0 rpg, 6.5 apg, 5.0 spg, .444 FG (16-36), .333 3FG (5-15). 
  • Led Washington State to wins over Utah and Colorado, its first road sweep since the 2013-14 season.
  • Scored 23 points against the Utes on 5-of-12 (.417) shooting from three-point range.
  • Recorded her first career double-double with 16 points and 10 assists against the Buffaloes, becoming just the sixth Cougar ever to record a double-double via points and assists, and notched six steals.
  • This is Leger-Walker’s second-straight Freshman of the Week nod and third this season.
Also nominated: Lauren Ware, ARIZ; Jaddan Simmons, ASU; Frida Formann, COLO; Te-Hina Paopao, ORE; Kennedy McQueen, UTAH.


  Player of the Week Freshman of the Week
Nov. 30 Charisma Osborne, UCLA Tameiya Sadler, WASH
Dec. 7 Haley Jones, STAN Sasha Goforth, OSU
Dec. 14 Brynna Maxwell, UTAH Charlisse Leger-Walker, WSU
Dec. 21 Aari McDonald, ARIZ Sydney Parrish, ORE
Dec. 28 Jordan Sanders, USC Charlisse Leger-Walker, WSU
Jan. 4 Michaela Onyenwere, UCLA Charlisse Leger-Walker, WSU
*Player of the Week awards include games from the previous week through Sunday.