PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Natalie Chou, R-Sr., G, UCLA (Plano, Tex.)
1 GP, 33.0 ppg, 10.0 rpg, 2.0 apg, .600 FG (12-20), 1.000 FT (8-8)
Paced No. 9 UCLA with a career-high 28 points in the win over Utah.
Shot 11-of-14 (.786) from the field including 5-of-7 (.714) from beyond the arc, which tied a career-best for made three-pointers.
Handed out two assists and added two steals.
This is Chou’s first career weekly honor and UCLA’s fourth Player of the Week nod this season.
Also nominated: Aari McDonald, ARIZ; Nyara Sabally, ORE; Haley Jones, STAN; Endyia Rogers, USC; Dru Gylten, UTAH; Krystal Leger-Walker, WSU.
FRESHMAN OF THE WEEK: Charlisse Leger-Walker, Fr., G, WASHINGTON STATE (Waikato, New Zealand)
1 GP, 17.0 ppg, 3.0 rpg, 5.0 apg, 3.0 spg, .353 FG (6-17), .667 FT (4-6)
Led Washington State to an upset of No. 7 Arizona, scoring 17 points including the game-tying basket to force overtime as well as the game-winning shot as time expired.
Added five assists, three rebounds and three steals.
Has scored in double-figures in every game so far this season.
This is Leger-Walker’s third-straight Freshman of the Week award and fourth this season.
Also nominated: Te-Hina Paopao, ORE; Jana Van Gytenbeek, STAN; Dominique Darius, UCLA.