Buffs Take Pac-12 Weekly Honors
SAN FRANCISCO — Colorado's Mya Hollingshed and Frida Formann can continue to smile big on Monday. A day after the Buffaloes upset No. 1 Stanford, the dynamic duo received the Pac-12 Conference Player and Freshman of the Week honors, respectively.
It is the first career-honor for both players. Hollingshed also picked up ESPN Women's Hoops' Player of the Week, while Colorado's 77-72 win was picked as the Win of the Week.
Monday is the first time Colorado has swept the weekly awards. Hollingshed is the program's first Player of the Week since Arielle Roberson earned the honor on Dec. 13, 2013. Overall, it is CU's fifth Player of the Week honor since joining the Pac-12. It is the fourth consecutive year CU has had a Freshman of the Week honoree, following Annika Jank (2017-18), Peanut Tuitele (2018-19) and Jaylyn Sherrod (2019-20). Formann becomes the sixth Buff to receive Freshman of the Week, with it being the 12th overall award.
Hollingshed, a senior from Houston, Texas, posted a career-high 32 points in the Buffs' win over the Cardinal. She posted double-figure points in each of CU's three games last week. Hollingshed continues to lead the Pac-12 (18th NCAA) with her six double-doubles this season. She added two of those last week, going for 14 points and 10 rebounds at USC and adding 10 boards to her 32 points on Sunday. Hollingshed closed the week shooting 48 percent from the field and averaging 9.7 rebounds.
Formann, bounced back over the weekend after a 0-for-5 shooting performance to start the week at Southern California. The freshman guard from Bagsværd, Denmark, went 7-for-8 from the field in Colorado's win over Cal, setting a season-high with 19 points. She shot 5-for-6 from behind the arc and snagged a season-best seven rebounds. Formann totaled 15 points against Stanford, shooting 5-of-7 from the field and 3-for-4 from 3-point distance. She scored five points in the overtime period, including the go-ahead 3 to give put CU in front, 72-70. Formann, who had a key block in the final seconds, also handed three assists to go with her six rebounds. She rounded out the week with 11.3 points, 5.3 rebounds and 2.0 assists per game.
The Buffaloes are back in action on Friday. Colorado travels to the desert to take on Arizona State. It will be the first meeting between the Buffs and Sun Devils, after the first scheduled game was postponed in Boulder on Dec. 20.