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Rydalch Repeats As 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 8, 2016. 

Lexi Eaton Rydalch averaged 29.0 points, 6.0 rebounds 3.0 assists, 3.5 steals and 1.5 blocks to lead BYU to two road wins, sweeping the series vs. Pacific and for the first time since joining the West Coast Conference, a sweep over Saint Mary’s. The road victories keep the Cougars in first place in the latest West Coast Conference standings with BYU riding a 12-game win streak.

Against the Tigers, Rydalch had a career and game-high 38 points, which propelled her to second all-time in scoring at BYU. In the road win, she also contributed seven rebounds and had game-bests in blocks with three and in steals with four.

Two days later, Rydalch’s 20 points, five rebounds, two assists and three steals were instrumental in the Cougars road win against Saint Mary’s for the important season sweep. It’s the first time since joining the West Coast Conference that BYU beat SMC at McKeon Pavilion and swept the series over the Gaels.

In the two road wins, Rydalch scored 58 points, grabbed 12 rebounds, dished out six assists, recorded three blocks and seven steals. She shot 47.8 percent from the field, 42.1 percent from 3-point range and was perfect at the free throw line, going 6-for-6.

Also Nominated: Jill Barta, Gonzaga; Desire Finnie, Pacific; Aubrey Ward-El, San Diego

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