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
Friday, Feb 05
at Arizona State
Tempe, AZ
L, 61 - 65
Sunday, Feb 07
at Arizona
Tucson, AZ
W, 73 - 39
Friday, Feb 12
vs. Washington State
Los Angeles, CA
W, 73 - 61
Sunday, Feb 14
vs. Washington
Los Angeles, CA
W, 63 - 59
Friday, Feb 19
at Oregon
Eugene, OR
W, 77 - 72
Sunday, Feb 21
at Oregon State
Corvallis, OR
L, 54 - 64
Friday, Feb 26
vs. Arizona
Los Angeles, CA
W, 80 - 53
Sunday, Feb 28
vs. Arizona State
Los Angeles, CA
W, 74 - 61
Friday, Mar 04
vs. Arizona
Seattle, WA
W, 72 - 51
Saturday, Mar 05
vs. California
Seattle, WA
W, 73 - 67 (OT)
Sunday, Mar 06
vs. Oregon State
Seattle, WA
L, 57 - 69
Saturday, Mar 19
vs. Hawai'i
Los Angeles, CA
W, 66 - 50
Monday, Mar 21
vs. South Florida
Los Angeles, CA
W, 72 - 67
Saturday, Mar 26
vs. Texas
Bridgeport, CT
L, 64 - 72