BOULDER - University of Colorado sophomore Arielle Roberson was named the Pac-12 Conference Women’s Basketball Player of the Week for the week of Dec. 2-8, the league office announced on Monday.
For Roberson it’s her first Player of the Week honor and sixth conference weekly award overall. She was a five-time winner of the Pac-12’s Freshman of the Week award last season.
A 6-foot-1-inch forward from San Antonio, Roberson averaged 15 points, 11 rebounds while hitting 48 percent from the field in Colorado’s wins over Wyoming (63-59) on Dec. 4, and Illinois (79-56) on Dec. 7. She recorded double-doubles in both outings, Colorado’s first two of the year, as the No. 11 (AP)/17 (USAT) ranked Buffaloes extended their regular season nonconference winning streak to 32 games.
Roberson scored 13 points and matched a season-high with 12 rebounds in the win at Wyoming. Eight of her rebounds were on the offensive end, one less than she had in her previous four games combined. She hit 6-of-15 from the field and also dished out an assist.
Against Illinois, Roberson led Colorado in scoring, tying a season-high with 17 points, hitting 58 percent from the field (7-of-12). She pulled down 10 rebounds, logging her fifth career double-double.
Roberson’s honor is CU’s ninth weekly award in the Pac-12 since the Buffaloes joined the conference in 2011; fourth in the Player of the Week category.
Colorado returns to action on Thursday, Dec. 12, as the Buffaloes host the University of Denver, at 7 p.m.