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BYU’s Kristine Nielson Named WCC Women’s Basketball Player of the Week

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SAN BRUNO, Calif. – The West Coast Conference has named its Women’s Basketball Player of the Week for November 28, 2016. 

Senior Kristine Nielson had back-to-back double figure scoring games on her way to being named the MVP of the UNM Thanksgiving Tournament after recording a career-high 17 points in the win over Tulsa and 15 points in the win over St. Joseph’s.

Against Tulsa on Saturday, Nielson pulled down five rebounds and dished three assists while shooting 60 percent from the field and 67 percent from the free-throw line. The three made treys against the Golden Hurricane were career highs and were the most made 3s in the contest. In the win over SJU, she tallied 14 points and also had five rebounds while collecting two blocks, which were career bests. Against the Hawks, she went 5-of-9 from the field, 2-of-4 from behind 3-point range and was 3-of-4 from the free-throw line. 

For the week, Nielson averaged 16.0 points, 5.0 rebounds and 2.5 assists and 1.0 blocks. She had a total of 32 points, 10 rebounds, five assists and two blocks while shooting 57.9 percent from the field, 55.6 percent from 3-point range and 71.4 percent from the free-throw line.

Also Nominated: Jill Barta, Gonzaga; Chelsea Lidy, Pacific

2016-17 WCC Women’s Basketball Player of the Week
Week 1 (11/14) – GeAnna Luaulu-Summers, Jr., G, Pacific
Week 2 (11/21) – Jill Barta, Soph., F, Gonzaga
Week 3 (11/28) – Kristine Nielson, Sr., G, BYU