Denver, Calif. - San Jose State freshman forward Emily Schill has been named Western Athletic Conference Women's Basketball Player of the Week for the week of Jan. 7-14. This is her first-ever WAC Player of the Week honor.
The Tecoma, Victoria, Australia native posted career highs of 36 points, 18 rebounds and six assists to go along with two blocks and four steals in a 103-80 win over Utah State. She shot 62 percent (13-of-21) from the field and 77 percent (10-of-13) from the free throw line and posted her fourth double-double of the season. The 36 points is the third-highest total in SJSU history as well as a freshman record. Schill doubled her previous highs in scoring (18) and assists (3), and bettered her rebounding high (11) by seven boards. She entered the game averaging 9.8 points on 44 percent shooting, 6.7 rebounds, 1.7 steals, 0.9 assists and 0.5 blocks per game.Other nominees included: Alyssa Charlston of Idaho averaged 15.0 points and 12.5 rebounds as the Vandals went 2-0 on the week ... Louisiana Tech's Kelia Shelton averaged 13.5 points, 9.0 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 2.0 steals on the week ... Stefanie Gilbreath of New Mexico State averaged 19.0 points, 8.0 rebounds, 2.5 blocks and 1.5 steals per game ... Seattle U's Sylvia Shephard averaged 15.5 points, 7.5 rebounds, 3.5 assists and 2.0 steals as the Redhawks went 2-0 on the week and remained the only unbeaten team in WAC play ... Laila Suleiman of UT Arlington averaged 11.5 points, 5.0 rebounds and 3.0 assists last week ... UTSA's Kamra King averaged 19.5 points, 8.0 rebounds and 3.5 steals as the Roadrunners went 2-0 on the week ... Diamond Ford of Texas State averaged 21.5 points, 3.5 rebounds and 1.5 steals as the Bobcats picked up their first WAC win ... Utah State's Jenna Johnson averaged 14.0 points, 12.0 rebounds, 7.0 steals and 3.0 assists on the week.