Dec. 28, 2009
WALNUT CREEK, Calif. -- Pac-10 commissioner Larry Scott announced today that Sami Whitcomb was named the conference's Player of the Week for Dec. 22-27.
The senior guard/forward led the Huskies to a road victory at Western Michigan on Dec. 22, scoring 20 points - on 7-of-15 shooting - while pulling down six rebounds. Whitcomb also collected three steals and dished out a pair of assists.
More importantly, Whitcomb turned a close game into a comfortable victory with a spectacular outburst in the second half. She scored 11 consecutive points for the Huskies, including eight in a near 30-second span.
Whitcomb is the first Washington player to win the award this season. It was the second time the Ventura, Calif., native has won the award since she was honored for her production on the final week of the 2007-08 regular season, which included a victory over then No. 9 California. The Player of the Week honor is the 28th overall for the Huskies.
Whitcomb leads the Huskies in scoring with a 14 points per game average, which ranks 10th in the Pac-10. She's also the team's top rebounder with at 6.1 rpg.
The Huskies return to action this weekend, starting with their Pac-10 opener at Oregon on Jan. 1, 2010.
2009-10 PAC-10 PLAYERS OF THE WEEK:
Nov. 16 - Nnemkadi Ogwumike, Stanford
Nov. 23 - Nicole Canepa, Oregon
Nov. 30 - Kayla Pedersen, Stanford
Dec. 7 - Amanda Johnson, Oregon
Dec. 14 - Nnemkadi Ogwumike, Stanford
Dec. 21 - Kayla Pedersen, Stanford
Dec. 28 - Sami Whitcomb, Washington