New Mexico State women's basketball sophomore guard Danesia Williamson has been named Western Athletic Conference Player of the Week for the week of Feb. 11-17, the conference office announced Monday. The honor marks the first for Williamson and first under second-year head coach Mark Trakh.
The San Diego, Calif. native dominated on the court with an average of 21.0 points on the week. She notched a career-high 10 assists in each game while tallying 19 and 23 points, respectively, for a pair of double-doubles. She opened the week with 19 points in the Aggies' 90-70 win over San Jose State on Thursday, Feb. 14, with a career-high 10 assists and six rebounds. She went 6-11 from the floor in Thursday’s win and 4-7 from behind the three-point line, and the win helped snap the Aggies' nine-game losing streak.
Williamson's 23-point game in the win over conference leader, Utah State, matched her career-best as an Aggie. Her help in the 106-94 win over USU lifted NM State to its first game with 100 or more points in 21 years. She was a stellar 17-19 at the line on the week and notched her 15th game scoring in double figures. The two games also mark Williamson’s eighth game with 15 or more points for the Aggies.
NM State takes a week away from conference play to host CSU Bakersfield on Saturday, Feb. 23, at 4 p.m. in the Pan American Center.