Colorado Springs, CO (Jan. 6, 2002) BYU forward Jennifer Leitner was named Mountain West Conference Women's Basketball Player of the Week, marking her second career award.
A 6-1 senior from Chico, Calif. (Pleasant Valley HS), Leitner guided the Cougars to a 2-1 record last week. In a victory vs. Montana State, Leitner posted a game-high 12 rebounds with six points and four assists. In a loss to No. 22 Santa Barbara, Leitner tallied her 15th career double-double with 18 points and 17 rebounds. She was 7-of-14 from the field, 3-of-3 from the free throw line and hit her only three-point attempt in the game. Leitner capped the week with 15 points, four rebounds and five assists in a win over Denver.
For the week, Leitner averaged 13 points, 11.7 rebounds and 3.3 assists, while shooting 57.7 percent from the field (15-26), 70 percent from the free throw line (7-10) and 66.7 percent from beyond the arc (2-3).
The Cougar women play at Idaho State on Tuesday night before opening MWC play at home hosting Colorado State on Jan. 16.