Feb. 8, 2010
PULLMAN - Washington State University sophomore guard April Cook has been named the Pacific-10 Conference Women's Basketball Player of the Week for Feb. 1-8, Commissioner Larry Scott announced today.
Cook (Carson, Calif.) is only the second Cougar to win the award in the last 13 years, and the first in nearly four years. WSU's last conference player of the week award came Feb. 20, 2006 (Kate Benz).
Cook scored a career-high 33 points against Arizona State on national television, leading the Cougars to their first win in Tempe, Ariz., in more than 13 years and ending an 11-game losing streak to ASU. Her scoring output is the most by a Cougar in more than a decade, and ranks tied for ninth on WSU's all-time single-game scoring list.
She scored each of WSU's first 12 points in the team's first road win over ASU since Jan. 30, 1997, and connected on a career-high 13 field goals in 18 attempts (.722). Cook brought the Cougars back after being down by as many as 13 points, tying the fourth-largest deficit overcome for a victory in school history.
Cook also led the Cougars in scoring against Arizona (13).
WSU returns home this week and will play host to California (Feb. 12) and Stanford (Feb. 14) at Friel Court. Tip-off against the Golden Bears is scheduled for 6 p.m., and the match-up with the Cardinal - the Cougars' Pink Zone game - is slated for noon.