Nov. 24, 2008
FRESNO, Calif. - Fresno State's Bailey Amundsen has been named Western Athletic Conference Women's Basketball Player of the Week, for the week of Nov. 17-23. This is the first WAC Player of the Week honor for Amundsen.
Amundsen, a senior from Fresno, Calif. (Reedley JC), helped lead Fresno State to a 2-0 record last week after averaging 19 points and 10 rebounds in a 71-54 home win over UC Santa Barbara and a 74-68 road win over Sacramento State. The senior finished 8-for-18 from beyond the arc (44 percent) and 12-of-26 overall from the floor (46 percent).
In the win over UCSB, she had a career-high 26 points on 9-of-14 shooting from the field and helped the Bulldogs set a school and WAC record for most three-pointers in a game at 16 by going 6-for-9 from beyond the arc in the victory. She added 12 points and nine rebounds in the win against Sacramento State.
Other nominees included: Nevada's Brandi Jones averaged 16 points and eight rebounds in two games last week including a 99-91 win against St. Mary's. Ana Pares of Utah State posted a career-high 18 points in an overtime win against Northern Arizona, 64-56. New Mexico State's Madison Spence registered a 30-point game in an 84-82 loss to Kent State by converting on 9-of-11 shots from the field, including five three-pointers.
"Join the State - Fresno State"- The Fresno State women's basketball team plays in the SMU Hoops For The Cure Tournament on November 28-29. The Bulldogs return to the Save Mart Center on December 4 when they play host to Mountain West Conference foe TCU at 7 p.m.
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