Hopkins Picks Up MW Co-Player-of-the-Week Honors
Feb. 13, 2012
SAN DIEGO - San Diego State junior Chelsea Hopkins (Las Vegas, Nev.) has been named the Mountain West Conference Women's Basketball co-Player of the Week for her performance in the team's victory last weekend over UNLV, the league office announced Monday. The honor is the second for Hopkins this season and in her career, after also being recognized back on Jan. 16.
Hopkins logged her third double-double of the year, posting 12 points and 12 assists as the squad used a strong second-half effort to defeat the visiting Lady Rebels 77-64. Hopkins' 12 assists matched her career high and are three more than any other Mountain West player in a league contest this season. She also contributed a team-best six rebounds with three of those coming, along with three assists, during SDSU's 8-0 run in the second half that broke a 43-43 tie and put the team up for good.
The 5-foot-8 point guard currently ranks 10th nationally in assists (6.4/g) and is 18th in assist to turnover ratio (2.1). She easily leads the Mountain West in both categories in overall and conference-only games.
Hopkins is the second Aztec to earn two conference player-of-the week awards in 2011-12, joining classmate Courtney Clements (Long Beach, Calif.). Teammate Malia Nahinu (Dec. 19) was also recognized earlier this season with her first career honor.
The Aztecs take to the road Wednesday for a game at New Mexico beginning at 7 p.m. MT at The Pit in Albuquerque.