Monday, October 26th, 2020

Oregon State sweeps Pac-12 Player of the Week Awards from opening week

Published on November 11, 2019


Oregon State’s Pivec and Jones win weekly conference honors

Top ten team Oregon State saw stellar performances across the board during the first week of regular season play. The Beavers advanced to the second round of the preseason WNIT after taking down UC Irvine, 86-57, Saturday night. It was a significant win as UCI is No. 1 in the Big West Preseason Coaches Poll and No. 2 in the Big West Preseason Media Poll. This week’s winners of the Player of the Week and Freshman of the Week finished the game with double digits.

The Player of the Week, senior guard Mikayla Pivec, narrowly missed a triple-double, with 25 points, 12 rebounds, and eight assists. The Freshman of the Week, forward Taylor Jones, earned a double-double of 20 points and 10 rebounds on 8-for-11 shooting (.727). Her performance tied for the third-highest total by a freshman in their debut in program history.

Oregon State will host Pacific on Monday at 7 p.m. PT/10 p.m. ET. The game will be live-streamed on

Oregon was not included in the voting as the Ducks do not open the regular season until tonight against Northeastern. Their win over Team USA on Saturday was in an exhibition contest.

Hoopfeed’s Ballot

  • Player of the Week: Mikayla Pivec
  • Freshman of the Week: Taylor Jones

Pac-12 Notes

Mikayla Pivec, Sr., G, Oregon State (Lynwood, Wash.)
1 GP, 25 pts, 12 reb, 8 ast, 10-13 (.769) FG, 3-5 (.600) 3FG, 2 stl
• Nearly recorded a triple-double in No. 7 Oregon State’s season-opening win against UC Irvine, putting up 25 points, 12 rebounds, and eight assists in the victory.
• The senior shot 10-for-13 from the floor (.769) and 3-for-5 (.600) from beyond the arc.
• Her 25 points and 12 boards were good for her 14th-career double-double.
• The eighth time in her career that she has dished out at least eight assists, adding a pair of steals on the night.
• This is the 42nd all-time Player of the Week honor for Oregon State and the first such nod for Pivec.

Also nominated: Sam Thomas, ARIZ; Ja’Tavia Tapley, ASU; Sara Anastasieska, CAL; Mya Hollingshed, COLO; Lexie Hull, STAN; Lindsey Corsaro, UCLA; Stephanie Watts, USC; Borislava Hristova, WSU.

Taylor Jones, Fr., F, Oregon State (Forney, Texas)
1 GP, 20 pts, 10 reb, 8-11 (.727) FG, 1 stl, 1 blk
• Put up 20 points and 10 rebounds on 8-for-11 shooting (.727) in her collegiate debut in No. 7 Oregon State’s victory over UC Irvine.
• The freshman’s 20 points tied with Sydney Wiese for the third-most by a Beaver freshman in their debut.
• Did all of her scoring in the first half, going 8-for-9 from the floor to head into the locker room with 20 points.
• Also added a steal and a block on defense in the win.
• This is the first-career Freshman of the Week honor for Jones and the seventh all-time for Oregon State.

Also nominated: Eboni Walker, ASU; Evelien Lutje Schipholt, CAL; Jaylyn Sherrod, COLO; Ashten Prechtel, STAN; Endiya Rogers, USC; Brynna Maxwell, UTAH; Bella Murekatete, WSU.


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