Denver, Colo. - San Jose State senior forward Brittany Johnson has been named the Verizon Western Athletic Conference Women's Basketball Player of the Week for Feb. 20-26. This is the third WAC Player of the Week honor of the season and career for Johnson.
The Tulsa, Okla., native led the Spartans to wins over Nevada and Fresno State, snapping the Bulldogs' 19-game WAC winning streak. She opened the week with a game-high 23 points to go with six rebounds and three assists against the Wolf Pack. Against Fresno State, Johnson tied the program single-season record for double-figure scoring games with 27 when she posted her eighth double-double of the season with game highs of 17 points and 11 rebounds. Her 17th point, on a free throw with three seconds left, was the game winner. It was San Jose State's first two-game, regular-season sweep of Nevada since 2005-06 and its first win over Fresno State in 20 tries, dating back to the 2002-03 season.
Other nominees included: Fresno State's Rosie Moult averaged 15.5 and 6.5 rebounds per game as the Bulldogs went 1-1 on the week ... Kanisha Bello of Hawai'i averaged 12.0 points as the Rainbow Wahine went 1-1 on the week ... Idaho's Alyssa Charlston finished with 17 points and eight rebounds in a loss to Utah State ... Tavasha Anderson of Louisiana Tech tied her career high with 17 points to go with five rebounds and three assists in a win over New Mexico State ... New Mexico State's Tabytha Wampler finished with 14 points and five rebounds in a loss at LA Tech ... Devyn Christensen of Utah State scored 26 points on 62 percent shooting to go with five rebounds, five steals and three assists in a win over Idaho.
Johnson was also named the College Sports Madness WAC Player of the Week for her performance last week.