Pacific's Kenyon Named Big West Player of the Week
Pacific sophomore Kendall Kenyon was named Big West Women's Basketball Player of the Week Monday after setting the school record for blocks and vying for the second triple-double in school history.
Kenyon scored 19 points with a career-high 22 rebounds and a school record eight blocked shots Saturday against Cal State Northridge. She became the first Tiger in 22 years to grab over 20 rebounds, and her 22 boards was tied for sixth-most in a game in Pacific history (most since the 1984-85 season; and since the bonus rule was introduced for fouls).
The Stockton native from Saint Mary's High School also tallied 12 points on six-of-10 shooting to go with six rebounds and four blocked shots in Pacific's win over Hawai'i on Thursday.
On the weekend, she rejected 12 shots in 60 minutes of work, while grabbing a pair of steals and not committing a single turnover. Kenyon shot .542 from the field (13-of-24) and .833 from the free throw line (5-of-6) on the weekend.
Her eight blocks were tied for the most in a Big West game this season, and fourth-most in a Division I game this season. The 22 rebounds were the most in the Big West and fifth-most in Division I this season. On the year, Kenyon is one of 37 players in Division I averaging a double-double.
The lone triple-double in Pacific history belongs to Tine Freil, who on December 19, 1992 had 15 points, 10 rebounds and 11 assists against BYU.
Kenyon helped Pacific to a 2-0 weekend to move into a first-place tie in the Big West. The Tigers are 14-3 overall and 4-1 in the Big West and will visit UC Riverside (Thursday, 7 p.m.) and Cal State Fullerton (Saturday, 3 p.m.) this week.