BOULDER - University of Colorado's Arielle Roberson was named the Pac-12 Conference Women's Basketball Freshman of the Week for the week of Nov. 26-Dec. 2, the league office announced on Monday.
It is the third Pac-12 Freshman of the Week honor for Roberson in the first four weeks of the season, and her second in a row.
A 6-foot-1-inch forward from San Antonio, Roberson averaged 19.5 points on 72 percent from the field (13-of-18) and 71 percent from the foul line (12-of-17) in wins over Wyoming and Illinois. She scored a career and team season-high 25 points, including a critical, late, 3-point basket, to lead Colorado to a 69-62 road win at Illinois as the Buffaloes claimed their 19th straight regular season nonconference victory.
She hit 7-of-8 from the field against the Illini and sank a team season-high 10 free throws on 14 attempts. Roberson also had five rebounds, three steals and an assist against Illinois. Earlier in the week, Roberson netted 14 points on 6-of-10 from the field in the home win over Wyoming. On the season she ranks 19th in NCAA Division I in field-goal percentage at 60.3 percent.
Roberson earned the inaugural Pac-12 Freshman of the Week award on Nov. 12 after scoring 16 points on 7-of-13 shooting with six rebounds, five steals, two assists and two blocks in her collegiate debut - a 70-65 win over Idaho on Nov. 11. Her second citation came on Nov. 26 after averaging 16.5 points and 7.5 rebounds en route to Omni Hotels Classic MVP honors.
The Pac-12 added Freshman of the Week to its weekly honors for the first time this season, joining the standard Player of the Week honor which this week went to Utah's Taryn Wicijowski.
Roberson's honor is CU's fourth weekly award in the Pac-12 since the Buffaloes joined the conference in 2011. Chucky Jeffery earned Pac-12 Player of the Week honors last December. Her three weekly conference awards in one season are the most since Brittany Spears won four Big 12 Conference Rookie of the Week honors in 2007-08.
Colorado continues nonconference play Wednesday, Dec. 5, by hosting Colorado State at 5:50 p.m. at the Coors Events Center. That game will be followed by the CU men's team battling CSU at 8:30 p.m.