Arizona Wildcats forward Cate Reese was named the Pac-12 Freshman of the Week on Monday, becoming the first-ever Wildcat to win the nomination twice.
Reese averaged 17 points, five rebounds, and two steals on 58 percent shooting in Arizona’s losses to No. 10 Oregon State and No. 5 Oregon on Friday and Sunday, respectively.
It was a much-needed breakout weekend for Reese, who had been struggling against Pac-12 competition, still getting adjusted to size, speed, and skill of the conference.
.@cate_reese averaged 1️⃣7️⃣ points in @ArizonaWBB's games against the Oregon schools.— Pac-12 Network (@Pac12Network) January 21, 2019
That performance earned her #Pac12WBB Freshman of the Week honors ⬇️: https://t.co/8MW5M2XCaz pic.twitter.com/eTg28Xx7u8
The former McDonald’s All-American is averaging 12.1 points and 7.8 rebounds per game, with a solid shooting line of .464/.353/.854. She is first in rebounding and second in scoring among Pac-12 freshmen.
Reese and the Wildcats (13-5, 3-4 Pac-12) host USC and UCLA this weekend.