Mountain West Announces Women's Basketball Player of the Week - Feb. 20, 2012

Feb. 20, 2012

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - UNLV forward Lenita Sanford has earned Mountain West Women's Basketball Player of the Week honors for games played from Feb. 13-19, 2012. It is the fourth weekly award of the season for Sanford.

Sanford, a senior from Inglewood, Calif., posted back-to-back doubles in leading UNLV to a 2-0 record. In the 55-54 win over TCU, Sanford keyed a 21-4 run with the Lady Rebels down 13-3 to end the first half. During the run, she scored 12 points, grabbed five rebounds, blocked two shots and stole the ball twice. She finished the game with 19 points, a career-tying 13 rebounds, three blocks and two steals.

Sanford continued to show progress in her recent return to the court from a knee injury with 12 points, 11 rebounds, three steals, two assists and a block in the Lady Rebels' 65-60 win over New Mexico on Saturday. For the week, Sanford averaged 15.5 points and 12.0 rebounds per game while shooting 50.0 percent from the field (13-26) and 55.6 percent from the free throw line (5-9).

2011-12 Mountain West Women's Basketball Players of the Week
Nov. 14 - Kelli Thompson, Jr., G, UNLV
Nov. 21 - Courtney Clements, Jr., G, San Diego State; Lenita Sanford, Sr., F, UNLV
Nov. 28 - Lauren Lenhardt, Jr., C, Boise State
Dec. 5 - Chelsea Prince, Fr., F, TCU
Dec. 12 - Lenita Sanford, Sr., F, UNLV
Dec. 19 - Malia Nahinu, Jr., C, San Diego State
Dec. 26 - Lenita Sanford, Sr., F, UNLV
Jan. 2 - Porche Torrance, Sr., F, New Mexico
Jan. 9 - Kati Isham, Sr., G, Boise State
Jan. 16 - Lauren Lenhardt, Jr., C, Boise State; Chelsea Hopkins, Jr., PG, San Diego State
Jan. 23 - Kayla Woodward, Fr., F, Wyoming
Jan. 30 - Courtney Clements, Jr., G, San Diego State
Feb. 6 - Kayla Woodward, Fr., F, Wyoming
Feb. 13 - Kim Mestdagh, Sr., G/F, Colorado State; Chelsea Hopkins, Jr., PG, San Diego State
Feb. 20 - Lenita Sanford, Sr., F, UNLV