Rogers Wins Pac-12 Player Of The Week Award
Feb. 27, 2012
WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - Pac-12 Conference commissioner Larry Scott announced that Washington senior center Regina Rogers is the 2011-12 Bank of the West Women's Basketball player of the week on Monday afternoon.
The award is the first for Rogers and the 30th overall for the Husky basketball program. She is the first Washington player to win the award this season.
Rogers led the Huskies to a regular season sweep of Washington State, extending the oft-noted streak to 34 straight over the Cougars. Despite not having practiced all week because of a virus, Rogers went 8 for 11 from the floor against WSU, tying a game-high with 21 points. She also grabbed nine rebounds, including the final one of the game to seal the 60-56 victory. Rogers had her way inside against the Cougars, despite facing a myriad of WSU defenses.
Rogers is third in the Pac-12 in scoring with 16.2 points per game. The Seattle native leads the conference in field goal percentage, making just over 60 percent of her shots, a mark that ranks third nationally. She's also fifth in the Pac-12 in rebounds with 8.4 per game.
Despite the absence of Kristi Kingma this season with a torn ACL, Rogers has been able to step up her game to fill the scoring void. She's reached double figures in all but three games this season, and has scored 20 points or more nine times, five in Pac-12 play.
2011-12 Bank of the West Pac-12 Women's Basketball Players of the Week