Leger-Walker Named Pac-12 Freshman of the Week for a Sixth Time
SAN FRANCISCO – Washington State women's basketball player Charlisse Leger-Walker has been named the Pac-12 Conference Freshman of the Week for the sixth time this season, as the league announced their weekly award winners Monday, Feb. 8.
Leger-Walker recorded a pair of 20-point performances over the weekend against UCLA and USC, as the guard averaged 26.0 points in the two games. It marks the third time this season that Leger-Walker has scored 20-plus points in two-consecutive contests. While it is her ninth overall game this season with 20-or-more points, tying her with Borislava Hristova's WSU freshman record for most 20-point games.
The freshman got her weekend started with a 28-point performance in Friday's 67-63 win over then No. 5/4 UCLA. Leger-Walker scored 13 of her WSU's 15 fourth-quarter points, which included the game-clinching 3-point bucket with 42 seconds remaining. The guard made 10 of her 12 attempts from the free throw line, all of which came in the decisive fourth quarter. Leger-Walker followed that effort up with a 26-point, seven-assist performance against USC this past Sunday.
Leger-Walker becomes just the fifth player in Pac-12 history to earn Pac-12 Freshman of the Week honors six-or-more times, while she is the first player since Utah's Dre'Una Edwards (2018-19) to accomplish the feat. Leger-Walker joins an elite club that includes California's Kristine Anigwe (8x; 2015-16), Washington's Kelsey Plum (7x; 2013-14), Oregon's Chrishae Row (6x; 2013-14), and Edwards (6x; 2018-19) as the only players to be named Pac-12 Freshman of the Week six-or-more times.
Washington State kicks off a two-game road trip through the Grand Canyon State this Thursday, as the Cougars take on No. 10 Arizona. Tip-off from Tucson is set for 6 p.m. PT and will air live on Pac-12 Washington.
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