GARCIA NAMED BIG SKY WOMEN'S BASKETBALL PLAYER OF THE WEEK
SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Sacramento State senior guard Ashley Garcia has been named the Big Sky Conference Player of the Week for the week ending Jan. 31.
Garcia led the Hornets to a pair of home victories over Weber State and Idaho State, extending their winning streak to four games, the most since the 1993-94 season. The senior from Antioch averaged 15.0 points, 8.0 assists, 4.5 rebounds and 3.0 steals per game on the weekend.
She scored 16 points, dished out eight assists, and pulled down five rebounds in the Hornets 90-75 victory over Weber State on Thursday night. In the Hornets first ever victory over Idaho State on Saturday afternoon, Garcia poured in 14 points and collected eight assists. In the two games this weekend, Garcia shot 46.2 percent from the field, 40.0 percent from beyond the three-point arc and 16-of-18 from the foul line.
She entered the season with a career average of 1.4 points and 1.0 assists per game in Big Sky play, but in her senior season she is averaging 11.1 points and 6.1 assists per game in league play.
The weekly honor marked the first for Garcia, and the third award earned by a Hornet this season. The first two were co-honors awarded to Charday Hunt, making Garcia the lone Hornet to not share the award.
Sacramento State will look to make it five in row when they travel to the Pacific Northwest to take on Portland State on Feb. 5 at 7:05 p.m. The game will be broadcast live on www.hornetsports.com, beginning with the coach Jamie Craighead show at 6:50 p.m.