Markel Walker Named Pac-12 Player of the Week

Nov. 26, 2012

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - UCLA guard/forward Markel Walker was named Pac-12 Women's Basketball Player of the Week and Colorado forward Arielle Roberson was named the Pac-12 Freshman of the Week for the week of Nov. 19-25, Commissioner Larry Scott announced today.

Senior Markel Walker (Philadelphia, Pa.) nearly had back-to-back double-doubles in games against two NCAA Tournament teams from a year ago. On Friday, Walker scored 21 points and added nine rebounds (six offensive), four steals and three assists in the 76-64 home loss to then-No. 5 Notre Dame. On Sunday, she helped lead the Bruins to a 65-52 home win over Princeton with 23 points, nine rebounds (six offensive), six assists and six steals. For the week, the 6-foot-1 guard/forward averaged 22.0 points and nine rebounds, adding 4.5 assists and 5.0 steals per game. Walker is currently second in the Pac-12 in scoring (18.8 ppg), 13th in rebounding (7.3 rpg), sixth in assists (4.0 apg) and leads the league in steals (4.5 spg). She leads the Bruins in scoring, assists and steals and is third in rebounding.

This is Walker's third-career player of the week honor and UCLA's 45th all-time. It is the second freshman of the week honor for Roberson. She was the first-ever player to receive the award on Nov. 12.

The 19th-ranked Bruins remain at home this week, hosting Loyola Marymount on Sunday, Dec. 2. The Bruins' game against LMU will be streamed at

Also nominated: Janae Fulcher, ASU; Brittany Boyd, CAL; Arielle Roberson, COLO; Amanda Delgado, ORE; Patricia Bright, OSU; Amber Orrange, STAN; Ariya Crook, USC; Michelle Plouffe, UTAH; Jazmine Davis, WASH; Tia Presley, WSU.

UCLA Health Sponsor - Event Information
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