Shavaki Jackson Named Pac-10 Women's Hoops Player of the Week
Courtesy: Cal Athletics  
Release:  01/31/2000

Jan. 31, 2000

BERKELEY - California sophomore center Shavaki Jackson has been named the Pacific-10 Conference Women's Basketball Player of the Week for Jan. 24-30.

Jackson, from Berkeley, Calif., averaged 16.0 points and 16.0 rebounds in Cal's road split in Washington last weekend. Jackson had one of the most dominating games in school history in leading Cal to a 72-59 victory at Washington Jan. 29, giving the Bears their first Pac-10 victory of the season and snapping the team's nine-game losing streak.

Against the Huskies, Jackson posted a season-high 18 points along with a career-high 23 rebounds (12 offensive, 11 defensive), giving her the first double-double of her career. The 23 rebounds equals the third-best single game mark in Cal history and helped the Bears tie a school record and Pac-10 Conference game record of 64 total rebounds. Jackson's 23 boards were the most by any Pac-10 player since 1994, and put her in a tie for the second-best single game total in Pac-10 history (the record is 25 rebounds, set by UCLA's Natalie Williams in 1994).

In Cal's loss at Washington State, Jackson scored 14 points, grabbed a then-careeer-high nine boards, dished out two assists and blocked one shot.

The Player of the Week honor is the first of Jackson's career, and the 18th all-time selection for California. This is Cal's first Player of the Week honor since Feb. 26, 1996.

ALSO NOMINATED: Tatum Brown, ARIZ, Kristine Sand, ASU, Sissel Pierce, OSU, Jamie Carey, STAN, Denise Woods, USC, Megan Franza, WASH