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UA's Willis Named Pac-10 Women's Basketball Player of the Week
By: Arizona Athletics
Release: June 22, 2004
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Arizona senior guard Felecity Willis has been named the Pacific-10 Conference Women's Basketball Player of the Week for Jan. 31-Feb. 6.

Willis, from Apple Valley, Calif., averaged 11.0 points, 7.5 assists and 2.5 rebounds per game while leading the Cats to their first road sweep of the Oregon schools in 10 years. She shot .455 (5-for-11) from the floor and .833 (10-for-12) from the free throw line over the two games.

In the victory at Oregon, which snapped the Ducks' 19-game home winning streak, Willis scored a season- and game-high 19 points, including 17 in the second half. She dished out a game-high eight assists, leading the Wildcats to their first win in Eugene since 1997. Willis went 7-of-8 from the free throw line over the final 1:20 to seal the 73-66 win. In the victory at Oregon State, she tallied a game-high seven assists to go with three points and three rebounds.

The Player of the Week honor is the first of Willis' career, and the 19th all-time selection for the Wildcats.

Four different Wildcats Elizabeth Pickney, Tatum Brown, Lisa Griffith and Willis -- have won the honor this season, marking the first time in a decade that one team has had four different recipients of the Player of the Week award in the same season. Stanford is the only other team ever to accomplish that feat, in 1989-90, with Sonja Henning, Julie Zeilstra, Trisha Stevens and Jennifer Azzi. It is also the first time that Arizona has had four recipients in the same season.

The Wildcats stand at 18-3 overall and 7-2 in Pac-10 play and are tied with Stanford and UCLA for first in the league standings. Arizona plays host to the Washington schools this weekend.


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