COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – UNLV senior Desi-Rae Young has been tabbed the Mountain West Women’s Basketball Player of the Week, while Fresno State’s Taija Sta. Maria has been named the MW Freshman of the Week.
PLAYER OF THE WEEK
DESI-RAE YOUNG, UNLV
Senior, Center, Las Vegas, Nevada/Desert Oasis HS
- Led the Lady Rebels to a 2-0 mark to start the season with wins over Loyola Marymount (72-62) and College of Charleston (85-60).
- Posted her 36th and 37th career double-doubles with 22 points and 16 rebounds at LMU and 18 points and 10 rebounds against College of Charleston.
- Shot 50 percent from the field and 78 percent from the free throw line.
FRESHMAN OF THE WEEK
TAIJA STA. MARIA, FRESNO STATE
Guard, Vaughn, Ontario, Canada/Crestwood Preparatory College
- Helped the Bulldogs to a 2-0 record to start the season with victories over Fresno Pacific (70-42) and UC Merced (100-47).
- The guard posted double-digit scoring efforts in both games with 12 points and 25 points, respectively. Averaged 18.5 points per game, while shooting 53.8 percentage for the floor.
- Logged six assists, six rebounds and five steals in nearly 59 minutes of play.