Grand Canyon's Kia Gibson earns PacWest Player of the Week honor
GCU's Kia Gibson claims PacWest weekly award
PHOENIX, AZ - Grand Canyon junior center Kia Gibson (Nine Mile Falls, WA/Lakeside) has been named the Pacific West Conference Women's Basketball Player of the Week.
The award was announced by the PacWest Media Office in Phoenix, AZ, on Monday, Jan. 11, for games contested Jan. 4-10.
Gibson led the Antelopes to a pair of victories by averaging 18.5 points and 6.0 rebounds per game.
She led the league in scoring and tied for 10th in rebounding during the week, while her shooting from the field (65.0%) ranked second. She made 13 of 20 shots from the floor and was 11 for 13 (84.6%) from the line.
PacWest Women's Basketball Weekly Top 10 Honor Roll
Jazzmin Awa-Williams (left) - Hawai‘i Pacific (Jr., 5-9, F, Kona, HI/Konawaena)...ranked 10th in scoring for the week in the PacWest after averaging 13.0 points per game...tied for 12th in shooting (50.0%)...made 14 of 28 shots...made 90.0% of her foul shots (9 for 10)...ranked eighth in shooting from the line...helped HPU to a 3-0 mark in San Francisco.
Tanya Clark - Dixie State (Sr., 5-10, F, Beaumont, CA/Beaumont)...helped the Red Storm to a 2-0 week...averaged 8.5 points and 8.0 rebounds per game...tied for the PacWest lead in rebounding for the week...ranked sixth in shooting (57.1%) after making 8 of 14 field goal attempts...ranked third in steals per game (4.0) and averaged 1.0 blocks per contest.
Jennifer Dreessen - Notre Dame de Namur (Sr., 6-0, F, Danville, CA/San Ramon Valley)...averaged 12.5 points and 8.0 rebounds per game in a 1-1 week for the Argos...ranked 11th in scoring and tied for first in rebounding for the week in the PacWest.
Lorraine Etchell - Academy of Art (So., 5-8, G, Healdsburg, CA/Ursuline)...tied for second in scoring average for the week in the PacWest (18.0 ppg.)...connected on 15 of 32 attempts (46.9%) from the field.
Alisha Flaaten (right) - Dominican (CA) (Sr., 5-6, G, Hayward, CA/Moreau Catholic)...led the Penguins to a 1-1 week by averaging 16.5 points per game...ranked fifth in scoring for the week in the conference...shot 58.3% (7 for 12) from beyond the arc...ranked third in three-point shooting and first in three-pointers made per game (3.5).
Mana Hopkins - Hawai‘i Pacific (So., 5-10, F, Kona, HI/Konawaena)...ranked eighth in scoring for the week in the PacWest...averaged 14.3 points while shooting 61.5% (16 for 26)...led Sea Warriors to 3-0 week in San Francisco.
Paris Gravely (left) - Hawai‘i Pacific (So., 5-5, G, Fairfield, CA/Fairfield)...averaged 14.7 points per game to help the Sea Warriors earn a 3-0 mark on their Bay Area trip...shot 84.6% from the line (11 of 13 attempts)...tied for 12th in foul shooting and ranked seventh in scoring for the week.
Samantha Murphy - Grand Canyon (Jr., 5-8, G, Phoenix, AZ/Xavier Prep)...led the Antelopes to a 2-0 week by averaging 17.0 points and 5.0 rebounds per game...ranked fourth in scoring for the week...tied for fifth in assist average (4.5 p/g) and tied for sixth in steals per game (3.0)...shot 90.9% (10 for 11) from the line to rank seventh in foul shooting for the week...ranked seventh in assist/turnover ratio (1.8).
Katie Zasly (right) - Notre Dame de Namur (Jr., 5-9, G, Foster City, CA/Aragon)...averaged 16.0 points and 5.5 rebounds per game over two contests for the Argos during a 1-1 week...also averaged 4.5 assists and a 4.5 assist/turnover ratio...ranked sixth in scoring, tied for 14th in rebounding, and tied for fifth in assist average...also ranked fourth in assist/turnover ratio.
Laura Zasly - Notre Dame de Namur (Jr., 5-9, G, Foster City, CA/Aragon)...averaged 18.0 points and 6.0 rebounds per game during a 1-1 week...tied for 10th in rebounding and tied for second in scoring for the week in the conference...tied for first in steals per game (4.5) and tied for second in three-pointers made per game (2.5) for the week.