Pac-12 Women’s Basketball Performance Awards, presented by Nextiva - Dec. 13, 2021
SAN FRANCISCO - The Pac-12 today announced its women's basketball performance awards, presented by Nextiva, for games played from December 6-12 and voted on by media who cover the league.
PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Charlisse Leger-Walker, So., G, Washington State (Waikato, New Zealand)
» 2 G, 18.5 PPG, 4.5 RPG, 2.5 APG, 3.5 SPG, 1.0 BPG
- Had strong second-half performances to help Washington State score a pair of double-digit, come-from-behind wins at Gonzaga (51-49) and at home against Boise State (62-55).
- Scored 28 of her week's 37 points in the second half.
- With its first road victory over the Bulldogs since 2014, WSU became just the third time to win on the road at Gonzaga since 2018.
- Helped Washington State pick up its program-record sixth consecutive victory in Beasley Coliseum with the win over Boise State.
- Put up 23-points against the Broncos, her 16th career 20+ point game.
- Has scored in double figures in four consecutive games and in eight of her nine contests this season.
- A seven-time Pac-12 Freshman of the Week last season, this is Leger-Walker's first Pac-12 Player of the Week award, Washington State's 19th all-time and first since Chanelle Molina won on Jan. 6, 2020.
ALSO NOMINATED: Cameron Brink, STAN; Alexis Griggsby, WASH; Ahlise Hurst, ORE; Jenna Johnson, UTAH; Quay Miller, COLO; Jelena Mitrovic, OSU; Michelle Onyiah, CAL; Charisma Osborne, UCLA.
FRESHMAN OF THE WEEK: Jenna Johnson, Fr., F, Utah (Medina, Minn.)
» 1 G, 23.0 PPG, 10.0 RPG, .600 FG%, .750 3FG%
- Picked up her first career double-double in a 100-45 win over Cal State Fullerton on Friday night.
- Put up personal bests in points (23), rebounds (10) and 3-pointers made (3).
- Was 6-of-10 from the floor and 3-of-4 from behind the arc.
- First Pac-12 Freshman of the Week award, Utah's 16th all-time and second in a row (Gianna Kneepkens - Dec. 6).
ALSO NOMINATED: Jayda Curry, CAL; Kiki Iriafen, STAN; Greta Kampschroeder, OSU; Kindyll Wetta, COLO.
2021-22 Pac-12 Women's Basketball Performance Awards, presented by Nextiva
|Player of the Week||Freshman of the Week|
|Nov. 15||Cate Reese, ARIZ||Jayda Curry, CAL|
|Nov. 22||Nyara Sabally, ORE||Jayda Curry, CAL|
|Nov. 29||Cameron Brink, STAN||Jayda Curry, CAL|
|Dec. 6||Natalie Chou, UCLA||Gianna Kneepkens, UTAH|
|Dec. 13||Charlisse Leger-Walker, WSU||Jenna Johnson, UTAH|