Nov. 21, 2011
LOGAN, Utah - Senior forward Ashlee Brown was named the Verizon Western Athletic Conference Women's Basketball Player of the Week for Nov. 14-20. This is the second-straight week that Brown has earned WAC Player of the Week. This is the fourth honor of her Utah State career. She was also named College Sports Madness WAC Women's Basketball Player of the Week for the second-straight week.
The senior is the first Utah State women's basketball player to earn WAC Player of the Week honors in back-to-back weeks. She is the first player since Danyelle Snelgro to win the award twice in one season when she earned the honors twice in 2009.
Brown, a Chandler, Ariz., native, averaged 21.0 points on 53 percent shooting, grabbed 11.5 rebounds and 2.5 steals per game as the Aggies went 2-0 last week. Brown led Utah State to a 73-63 home win against Weber State and a 69-64 road win at UC Irvine, pacing the Aggies in scoring in both games. Against the Wildcats, the senior scored 21 points and brought down nine boards while also nabbing four steals. In the win against the Anteaters, Brown posted her third double-double of the season with 21 points and 14 rebounds, one shy of her career high. Brown was unstoppable in the first half, scoring 13 of USU's first 15 points.
Utah State women's basketball will be home for the holiday with a pair of home games the week of Thanksgiving. USU opens the week with a game against Boise State on Wednesday, Nov. 23 at 7 p.m. The Aggies will conclude the week hosting UC Riverside on "Black Friday." Aggie fans can avoid the long shopping lines by coming to the Dee Glen Smith Spectrum to watch USU take on the Highlanders on Friday, Nov. 25 at 7 p.m.
Aggie basketball tickets will be available by contacting the USU Athletics Ticket Office at (435) 797-0305 or at 1-888-U-STATE-1 (1-888-878-2831) for more information or visit the Utah State athletics web site at www.UtahStateAggies.com.
Fans can follow USU women's basketball at http://twitter.com/Aggiehoops and Utah State athletics at http://twitter.com/USUAthletics.
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