COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. Ã± BYU junior guard Erin Thorn was named the Mountain West Conference Women's Basketball Player of the Week, marking her first award this season and second overall.
A native of Orem, Utah (Mountain View HS), Thorn averaged 20.7 points and 4.0 rebounds per game, while helping the Cougars to a 3-0 record last week. Thorn started the week with 14 points, two assists and two steals in a 74-58 win over Oregon. Thorn turned in a stellar performance at the Denver
Tournament, scoring a season-high 29 points in a 90-50 victory over Arkansas-Pine Bluff. She added a pair of assists, two blocks and three steals vs. the Golden Lions and hit 10-of-15 shots from the field, including a Mountain West record nine made three pointers. In the 81-67 win over host
Denver University, Thorn went 5-of-5 from three-point range, totaling 19 points along with six rebounds and six assists.
For the week, Thorn shot 51.3 percent (20-of-39) from the field and 64.3 percent (18-of-28) from beyond the arc. She is second in the Mountain West
Conference with 20.2 points per game this season and leads the league inthree-pointers made per game with 4.0.