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Sherrod Named Pac-12 Player of the Week

Jan 10, 2022

SAN FRANCISCO – Colorado junior Jaylyn Sherrod earned her first career Pac-12 Conference Player of the Week honor the league announced on Monday. 

Sherrod, a Birmingham, Ala., native, led the newly ranked No. 22 Buffaloes to CU's first-weekend sweep of USC and UCLA. She averaged 20.0 points, 8.0 assists and 3.5 rebounds as the Buffs improved to 13-0 overall and stand as the only unbeaten DI team in the NCAA. 

Sherrod helped guide the shorthanded Buffs to a 71-58 win over the Trojans to start the weekend. She registered 15 points and handed out eight assists. She continued to shine on Sunday, posting a career-high 25 points to go with eight more assists in CU's first win over UCLA since 2014. Her eight assists against the Bruins led to 21 points for the Buffs. 

CU's standout guard only turned the ball over twice on the weekend and now ranks second in the NCAA with a 3.56 assist-turnover ratio. Sherrod also got the job done at the free-throw line, hitting 18-of-23 (78.3 percent), including career-highs in makes (13) and attempts (17) against UCLA. She also forced four steals, giving her 25 this season.

Sherrod earned Pac-12 Freshman of the Week once in her rookie season. She's the first Buffs to earn the weekly award since her teammate Mya Hollingshed did so on Jan. 18 last season, following CU's upset of then No. 1 Stanford.  

No. 22 Colorado gears up for a ranked showdown against No. 2 Stanford on Friday (7 p.m. MT, Pac-12 Network). It will be the first time a ranked CU team has hosted a top 25 opponent since No. 4 Stanford took on the No. 17 Buffs on Jan. 12, 2014.