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BOULDER CO - Jan. 15, 2021: ...
BOULDER CO – January 15, 2021: Colorado’s Frida Formann looks to pass around Cal’s Leilani McIntosh during the CU-Cal game in Boulder on January 15, 2021. (Cliff Grassmick/Staff Photographer)

Upsetting the No. 1 team in the country has led to a nice collection of honors for the Colorado women’s basketball team this week.

On Tuesday, CU’s Frida Formann was named the U.S. Basketball Writer’s Association Tamika Catchings Women’s Freshman of the Week.

Formann is the first CU women’s player to earn the honor. The last Buff to earn freshman of the week honors was McKinley Wright IV of the men’s team in 2017-18.

Last week started rough for Formann, as she was scoreless in a 56-52 loss at Southern California on Jan. 11. Then, she had 19 points and seven rebounds in a 75-59 win against California on Friday and added 15 points and six rebounds in a 77-72 overtime win against then-No. 1 Stanford on Sunday.

This season, Formann, a 5-foot-11 guard from Denmark, is averaging 11.0 points and 3.2 rebounds for the Buffs (6-6). She has scored in double figures in eight of the Buffs’ 12 games.

On Monday, Formann was named the Pac-12 freshman of the week, while teammate Mya Hollingshed was the Pac-12 player of the week. Hollingshed was also the ESPN Women’s Hoops player of the week.

Also, on Tuesday, the Buffs earned five votes in the WBCA/USA Today Coaches’ Poll.