Zuzi Klimesova Named Southeastern Conference Player of the Week 11/20/01

Vanderbilt senior forward Zuzi Klimesova was named SEC Player of the Week today. Klimesova helped lead the #3 Commodores to a 3-1 record and Preseason WNIT runner-up title. She also earned WNIT All-Tournament honors.

Klimesova averaged 15.2 points and 8.5 rebounds in four games while shooting 52.0 percent from the field (26-50). She also hit 87.5 percent from the line (7-8) and 50 percent from 3-point range, including a 2-2 performance vs. Colorado - a career high.

Klimesova averaged 31.8 minutes a game and recorded two double-doubles against ranked opponents. She totaled 24 points and 11 rebounds vs. #12 Colorado and 16 points and 11 rebounds at #1 Connecticut. She now totals 24 career double-doubles and VU is 21-3 all-time in those games.

This season, she became one of seven players in VU history with at least 1,300 career points and at least 700 career rebounds. She has led the Commodores in rebounding each of the last two seasons and is currently ninth on the schoolıs all-time list with 730.

In 99 career games, she has scored in double-digits 76 times (76.5 percent) and is seventh on the schoolıs all-time list.

This is the second time Klimesova has earned SEC Player of the Week honors. She was the last Commodore to earn the honor on Jan. 10, 2000. No Commodore was named SEC Player of the Week last season.


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