OU's Jackson and Andrews Named Big 12 Players Of The Week

Athletics Communications
By Athletics Communications
University of Oklahoma
JANUARY 27, 2003

Jan. 27, 2003

Norman, Okla. - Oklahoma swept the Big 12 women's basketball player of the week honors as Dionnah Jackson was named Player of the Week and Laura Andrews was named Rookie of the Week in a vote of a media panel, the conference office announced Monday.

Jackson, a 5-9 sophomore guard, averaged 16.5 points, 7.0 rebounds, 4.0 assists and 4.5 steals per game in Oklahoma's two Big 12 road victories last week. She also shot 43.3 percent from the field and 85.7 percent from the foul line. The St. Louis, Mo., native nailed the game-winning shot at Baylor, hitting her only three-pointer of the game with two seconds left to give OU the victory and its first lead of the contest. Jackson scored 18 points, grabbed five rebounds, dished out four assists and had four steals while battling foul trouble. She also hit and attempted a career-best 8-of-17 shots (47.1%) against the Lady Bears. At Kansas, Jackson tallied 15 points, nine rebounds, four assists and matched a career-best five steals.

Andrews, a 6-0 freshman guard/forward, averaged 12.0 points and 6.0 rebounds last week. At Baylor she produced her first collegiate double-double with a career-best 21 points and 11 rebounds. Andrews also nailed a career-best five threes and shot 50 percent from the field (7-of-14) in the last-second win. For the week, the Washington, Okla., native shot 50 percent from the field (8-16) and three point range (6-12) and hit both attempted free throws.

"This is a perfect way to cap off last week's performances by Dionnah and Laura," said OU Head Coach Sherri Coale. "Not only does it speak volumes for these two players but it also reflects how well our team is progressing. To win two Big 12 Conference road games back-to-back says something about our entire team."

Big 12 Player of the Week
Nov. 25 - Kendra Wecker, Kansas State
Dec. 2 - Nicole Ohlde, Kansas State
Dec. 9 - Jia Perkins, Texas Tech
Dec. 16 - Alexa Johnson, Nebraska
Dec. 30 - Lindsey Wilson, Iowa State
Jan. 6 - Plenette Pierson, Texas Tech
Jan. 13 - Kendra Wecker, Kansas State
Jan. 20 - Stacy Stephens, Texas
Jan. 26 - Dionnah Jackson, Oklahoma

Big 12 Rookie of the Week
Nov. 25 - Erin Grant, Texas Tech
Dec. 2 - Maria Villarroel, Oklahoma
Dec. 9 - Aquanita Burras, Kansas
Dec. 16 - Anne O'Neil, Iowa State
Dec. 30 - Sophia Young, Baylor
Jan. 6 - Erin Grant, Texas Tech
Jan. 13 - LaToya Davis, Texas Tech
Jan. 20 - Erin Grant, Texas Tech
Jan. 26 - Laura Andrews, Oklahoma



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