Cox Named Player of the Week Again
Northern Colorado's Whitley Cox has earned Big Sky Player of the Week honors for games played the week of Dec. 21-28. The award is the second straight for the senior guard and she becomes the third player in Northern Colorado history to earn the award (Danielle Hagen, Courtney Stoermer).
The Bears defeated instate rival Colorado State 65-56 last Monday to go 1-0 on the week. Cox scored a team-leading 20 points. It marked the fourth time in five games at home that she has notched 20 or more points.
Cox added seven rebounds, two assists and two blocks in the win over the Rams. She went 7-of-19 from the floor, and 5-of-6 from the free-throw line. She also had a 3-pointer.
The native of Las Vegas, Nev., leads the conference in scoring with 17.2 points per game this season. She has notched 71 total points in Northern Colorado's last three home games.
Others nominated: Brianne Ryan, Eastern Washington; Chelsea Pickering, Idaho State; Beata Bak, Montana State; Amy Patton, Northern Arizona; Eryn Jones, Portland State; Emily Christensen, Sacramento State