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USC’s Rayah Marshall Earns Pac-12 Women's Basketball Freshman of the Week Honors

Jan 10, 2022

Following a takedown of the No. 4 team in the nation, USC women's basketball has snagged its first weekly award from the Pac-12, with Rayah Marshall named Pac-12 Freshman of the Week. Marshall has recorded at least one block in seven straight games for the Trojans, and she is the nation's top freshman in that category with 2.42 blocks per game. 

In USC's first Pac-12 competition of the season, Marshall averaged 9.0 points, 8.0 rebounds and 2.5 blocks per game across a road loss to undefeated Colorado and USC's upset win over No. 4 Arizona. Marshall had her second straight double-digit rebounding effort against the Buffs with 10 boards along with four blocks. Two days later against an undefeated Wildcat squad, Marshall had nine points, six rebounds and another big block to help her Trojans along to their first win over a top-5 opponent since 2014.

Marshall is the first USC freshman to win the award since Alissa Pili won her fourth such selection on March 2, 2020. This is the ninth all-time Pac-12 Freshman of the Week honor for the USC program.