Pacific's Kenyon Named Big West Player of the Week
Pacific sophomore center Kendall Kenyon was named the Big West women's basketball Player of the Week Monday. Kenyon ran her streak of double-doubles to five-straight games with a pair against UC Irvine and Long Beach State last week.
Kenyon tallied 19 rebounds and 16 points in Pacific's win over Long Beach, blocking three shots and adding a season-high four steals. On Thursday, she posted 12 points and 11 rebounds in just 19 minutes against UC Irvine
The 19 rebounds was not her career or season high, as she grabbed 22 in the Tigers' win over Cal State Northridge on January 19 (a week she also earned BWC Player of the Week honors). It was the fourth separate week and fifth time Kenyon earned Player of the Week honors from either the Big West, or from College Sports Madness, which also named her BWC Player of the Week this week.
Kenyon leads the Big West in field goal percentage (.575), rebounding (11.1), and ranks eighth in scoring (12.3). She is one of 39 players in the country averaging a double-double. He 11 double-doubles this season rank 18th in the NCAA and her field goal percentage is ninth in the NCAA. She also ranks 18th in the country in rebounding and in the top 50 in blocked shots.
She is on pace to top the Tigers' single-season rebounding and blocked shots records.
The Tigers are 18-3 on the year, and lead the Big West by two games at 8-1.The Tigers received a pair of votes in this week's AP Top 25, 36th among vote-getters. It is the first week the Tigers have received votes in the AP. Pacific has received votes in the last two Coaches polls (released on Tuesdays).
Pacific will take on Cal Poly (11-8, 6-3 BWC) on Thursday at the Alex G. Spanos Center.