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Washington sweeps Pac-12 Player of the Week Awards

Published on December 12, 2016

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A day after becoming the all-time leading scorer in Pac-12 history, Washington senior Kelsey Plum was named Pac-12 Player of the Week. Her teammate, first-year guard Aarion McDonald earned Pac-12 Freshman of the Week.

Highlights

Kelsey Plum
• 2 GP, 37.0 ppg, 6 rpg, .610 (25-41), .938 FT (15-16), 7 asst, 7 stl, 1 blk
• Scored 44 points in the Huskies’ 92-66 win over Boise State to break the all-time Pac-12 scoring record, surpassing former Stanford Cardinal and 2014 WNBA Rookie of the Year Chiney Ogwumike (2011-14, 2737 points) with 2,759 career points and counting.
• Scored 22 points in the first half alone to tie the Conference record before breaking it with a free throw at the 8:38 mark of the third quarter.
• The Poway, Calif. native matched her season-high with 44 points. She also matched her career-high with nine rebounds to go along with four assists and five steals, and perfect 9-of-9 from the foul line.
• Also knocked down five three-pointers in the game to tie the career UW record. She now has 265 triples, tying Jazmine Davis’ (2011-15) record.
• Against CSUN, led all scorers with 30 points on 10-of-15 shooting and 4-of-7 from three-point range.

Aarion McDonald
• 2 GP, 22.0 ppg, 4.5 rpg, .708(17-24), .800 FT (4-5), 4 asst, 6 stl, 0 blk
• Made her first collegiate start in the Huskies’ 101-44 vicotry over CSUN and went on to score a career-high 23 points on 9-of-11 shooting and 3-of-4 from behind the arc.
• The rookie also contributed three rebounds with a pair of assists and steals.
• Later in the week against Boise State, finished with 21 points, six rebounds and four steals.

ALSO NOMINATED:
Player of the Week: 
Jalea Bennett, ARIZ; Sophie Brunner, ASU; Kristine Anigwe, CAL; Kennedy Leonard, COLO; Sydney Wiese, OSU; Monique Billings, UCLA; Emily Potter, UTAH
Freshman of the Week: Lucia Alonso, ARIZ; Reili Richardson, ASU; Mi’Cole Cayton, CAL; Monica Burich, COLO; Ruthy Hebard, ORE; Kat Tudor, OSU; Chanelle Molina, WSU

2016-17 PAC-12 Players of the Week

 Player of the Week Freshman of the Week
Dec. 12 Kelsey Plum, WASH Aarion McDonald, WASH
Dec. 5 Kristen Simon, USC Minyon Moore, USC
Nov. 28 Chantel Osahor, WASH Sabrina Ionescu, ORE
Nov. 21 Jordin Canada, UCLA Sabrina Ionescu, ORE
Nov. 14 Kelsey Plum, WASH Reili Richardson, ASU

This post is part of the thread: 2016-17 College Season – an ongoing story on this site. View the thread timeline for more context on this post.


 

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