Washington State's Bella Murekatete named 2022 Pac-12 Women's Basketball Co-Most Improved Player of the Year
Feb 28, 2022
Washington State's Bella Murekatete was named the 2022 Pac-12 Women's Basketball Co-Most Improved Player of the Year, presented by Nextiva. Murekatete, the first known Rwandan-born player in women's college basketball, has made remarkable strides this season, posting career-high averages of 10.3 points, 7.3 rebounds, 1.7 blocks, and 1.5 steals per game. Entering the year, the 6-foot-3 center averaged 6.7 points and 5.3 rebounds through her first 53 career contests. She fourth in the conference in blocks, seventh in rebounds, and has pulled down 10+ boards five times, including a career-best 15 against Northern Arizona. Murekatete has scored in double figures in 16 of her 28 games this season and opened the year with a career-high 22 points against San Jose State.
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