Nirra Fields Sweeps Pac-12 Player of the Week Honors

Dec. 31, 2012

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - The Pac-12 Conference office announced today that UCLA's Nirra Fields was voted the Pac-12 Women's Basketball Player of the Week and Pac-12 Freshman of the Week for the week of Dec. 24-30. Fields is the first player to earn both honors in the same week after leading the Bruins to a dominating win over Pepperdine last week.

A freshman from Montreal, Canada, Nirra Fields came off the bench to lead the team with her first-career double-double, registering 19 points and 12 rebounds to help No. 17/18 UCLA to a 77-46 win at Pepperdine on Dec. 28. It was the Bruins' only game of the week.

The 5-foot-9 guard also added season-highs of six assists and six steals. The road win helped the Bruins improve to 8-2 on the year and 5-0 in games away from home (3-0 road, 2-0 neutral). Her 12 rebounds helped UCLA post its third straight game with a +16-rebounding advantage.

It is Fields' first-career player of the week and freshman of the week honor. It is the 46th player of the week honor for UCLA all-time.

The Bruins end the non-conference regular-season schedule today, New Years Eve, hosting St. Joseph's at 1 p.m. PT. UCLA then hits the road on Friday and Sunday to take on Oregon and Oregon State, respectively, to open Pac-12 play.

Also Nominated:
PLAYER: Promise Amukamara, ASU; Talia Caldwell, CAL; Lexy Kresl, COLO; Lia Galdeira, WSU.
FRESHMAN: Haley Videckis, ASU; Arielle Roberson, COLO; Mariah Cooks, WSU.

UCLA Health Sponsor - Event Information
Sunday, Nov 01
vs. Vanguard
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Nov 13
vs. St. John's
Los Angeles, CA
W, 73 - 58
Friday, Nov 20
vs. James Madison
Los Angeles, CA
W, 90 - 61
Sunday, Nov 22
vs. South Carolina
Los Angeles, CA
L, 65 - 68
Friday, Nov 27
vs. Louisiana Tech
Freeport, Grand Bahama Island, Bahamas
W, 68 - 57
Saturday, Nov 28
vs. Notre Dame
Freeport, Grand Bahama Island, Bahamas
L, 84 - 92 (OT)
Saturday, Dec 05 - 2:00 PM PST
vs. CSU Bakersfield
Los Angeles, CA
Sunday, Dec 13 - 11:00 AM PST
at Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI
Wednesday, Dec 16 - 7:00 PM PST
vs. UC Irvine
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Dec 18 - 7:05 PM PST
at Sacramento State
Sacramento, CA
Monday, Dec 21 - 6:00 PM PST
at California
Berkeley, CA
Monday, Dec 28 - 7:00 PM PST
at UC Riverside
Riverside, CA
Wednesday, Dec 30 - 7:00 PM PST
vs. USC
Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, Jan 02 - 2:00 PM PST
vs. Oregon
Los Angeles, CA
Monday, Jan 04 - 7:00 PM PST
vs. Oregon State
Los Angeles, CA
Sunday, Jan 10 - 6:00 PM PST
at USC
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Jan 15 - 6:00 PM PST
at Washington
Seattle, WA
Sunday, Jan 17 - 12:00 PM PST
at Washington State
Pullman, WA
Friday, Jan 22 - 6:00 PM PST
vs. California
Los Angeles, CA
Sunday, Jan 24 - 6:00 PM PST
vs. Stanford
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Jan 29 - 6:00 PM PST
at Colorado
Boulder, CO
Sunday, Jan 31 - 1:00 PM PST
at Utah
Salt Lake City, UT
Friday, Feb 05 - 5:00 PM PST
at Arizona State
Tempe, AZ
Sunday, Feb 07 - 12:00 PM PST
at Arizona
Tucson, AZ
Friday, Feb 12 - 7:00 PM PST
vs. Washington State
Los Angeles, CA
Sunday, Feb 14 - 11:00 AM PST
vs. Washington
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Feb 19 - 6:00 PM PST
at Oregon
Eugene, OR
Sunday, Feb 21 - 6:00 PM PST
at Oregon State
Corvallis, OR
Friday, Feb 26 - 8:00 PM PST
vs. Arizona
Los Angeles, CA