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Lauren Nicholson 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 February 29, 2016. This is the final honor of the 2015-16 season.

WEST COAST CONFERENCE PLAYER OF THE WEEK – LAUREN NICHOLSON, SR, G – SAINT MARY’S
Lauren Nicholson came through in a big way in the regular season final weekend, leading Saint Mary’s to a pair of wins and a second-place finish for the No. 2 seed in the WCC Tournament. 

Nicholson scored 19 points apiece in both wins over Santa Clara and San Francisco. In the process, Nicholson scored her 1,300th career point and finished the weekend at 1,323, surpassing Kate Gaze for 12th all-time in school history. 

For the week, Nicholson averaged 19 points while totaling eight rebounds, six assists and just two turnovers in 77 minutes of action. She shot 44 percent from the field and 13-of-14 from the free throw line.

Also Nominated: Kalani Purcell, BYU; Jill Barta, Gonzaga; Hailie Eackles, Pacific; Maya Hood, San Diego; Taylor Proctor, San Francisco; Marie Bertholdt, Santa Clara

2015-16 WCC Women’s Basketball Player of the Week
Week 1 (11/16) –Sydney Raggio, Saint Mary's
Week 2 (11/23) – Malina Hood, San Diego
Week 3 (11/30) – GeAnna Luaulu-Summers, Pacific & Morgan McGwire, Santa Clara
Week 4 (12/7) – Lauren Nicholson, Saint Mary's
Week 5 (12/14) – Lexi Rydalch, BYU
Week 6 (12/21) – Ameela Li, Pacific
Week 7 (12/28) – Maya Hood, San Diego
Week 8 (1/4) – Georgia Stirton, Gonzaga
Week 9 (1/11) – Kalani Purcell, BYU
Week 10 (1/18) – Kalani Purcell, BYU
Week 11 (1/25) – Kalani Purcell, BYU
Week 12 (2/1) – Lexi Rydalch, BYU
Week 13 (2/8) – Lexi Rydalch, BYU
Week 14 (2/15) – Taylor Proctor, San Francisco
Week 15 (2/22) – Marie Bertholdt, Santa Clara
Week 16 (2/29) – Lauren Nicholson, Saint Mary’s