DENVER – NM State's Gia Pack has been named Western Athletic Conference Women's Basketball Player of the Week for Feb. 26 through March 3.
Pack, a junior guard from Phoenix (South Mountain HS), nearly averaged a triple-double on the week as the Aggies clinched their fifth-straight WAC regular season title. In a come-from-behind win against Kansas City, she scored 18 points to go with 12 rebounds and seven assists, including eight points in the final quarter to secure the win. On Saturday, she finished one assist shy of a triple-double, scoring 16 points, bring down 11 rebounds and dishing out nine assists in a 77-54 win over visiting Chicago State. In league play, she ranked in the top 10 in points (16.2), rebounds (6.9) and assists (4.2).
Other nominees included: California Baptist's Britney Thomas had a pair of double-doubles in road wins at Seattle U and Utah Valley, averaging 14.5 ppg and 14.0 rpg on the week … CSU Bakersfield's Ashley Austin led the 'Runners with 14 points in a defensive win over Grand Canyon … Grand Canyon's Laura Piera led the Lopes with 12 points in a loss at CSU Bakersfield … Kansas City's Ericka Mattingly averaged 21.5 points per game in a pair of road losses at NM State and UT Rio Grande Valley … UT Rio Grande Valley's Madison Northcutt scored in double-digits in a pair of home wins against Chicago State and Kansas City.