Vandersloot Tabbed WCC Player of the Week

Jan. 25, 2010

SAN BRUNO, Calif. - Gonzaga University women's basketball junior Courtney Vandersloot has been named the West Coast Conference Player of the Week as announced by the conference office Monday. This is the second-straight week the Bulldogs had a player honored for their weekly performance and the fifth time overall.

Vandersloot, from Kent, Wash., helped Gonzaga stay perfect in the WCC, and improve its winning streak to seven, with two road wins. Vandersloot averaged 20.5 points, 12.0 assists, 5.5 rebounds and 1.5 steals over the two games, while shooting 55.6 percent (15-of-27) from the floor, including 5.0.0 percent (5-of-10) on 3-pointers and was 85.7 percent (6-of-7) at the free throw line.

The point guard finished with 20 points on 9-for-14 shooting in the Zags impressive 107-64 win over Pepperdine University, and added nine assists, four rebounds and two steals. Vandersloot went on to score 21 points and dish out 15 assists, her seventh double-double of the season, in the Zags come-from-behind win at Loyola Marymount where she also had seven rebounds in a full 40 minutes of action. Vandersloot scored 14 of her 21 points and dished out nine of her 15 assists in the second half to help GU overcome its 2-point deficit at half.

With the nine assists against the Waves, Vandersloot became the GU all-time assist leader, breaking Shannon Mathews mark of 600 set from 2002-05. She has now passed out 616 career assists in her two-plus seasons with GU. She also upped her career points total to 1,156 to take over 12th on the all-time scoring list.

This is Vandersloot's second Player of the Week honor this season and sixth overall.



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