Zuzi Klimesova Named Southeastern Conference Player of the Week 1/21/02

Senior forward Zuzi Klimesova has been named the Southeastern Conference Player of the Week.

Zuzi helped lead the #5 Commodores (18-3, 4-1) to two SEC road wins, including a 59-46 decision at Alabama and a 64-47 victory at #14 Georgia. She led all scorers in both games with 17 at Alabama and 23 at Georgia.

For the week, Zuzi averaged 20 points, 8.1 rebounds, 4.5 assists and 2.0 steals a game. She shot 61.9 percent from the field (13-21), including 1-3 from 3-point range, and 81.3 percent from the line connecting on 13 of 16.

Zuzi recorded her sixth double-double of the season with 17 points and 11 rebounds at Alabama, the 28th of her career.

She helped anchor a Vanderbilt defense that held its opponents to less than 48 points in each game - 32 points below Alabama's scoring average (78.0) and 26.1 points below Georgia's scoring average (73.1). VU's defense held nationally-ranked Georgia scoreless for 11 minutes allowing 14 Lady Bulldog first half points, which tied a record low.

With her 23 points at Georgia, Zuzi moved up to sixth place on the Vanderbilt All-Time Scoring List with 1,647 points. She also moved into fourth place on the All-Time Field Goals Made List with a total of 690.

On the season, Zuzi averages 16.6 points and a team-leading 7.4 rebounds a game. This is the second SEC Player of the Week honor for Zuzi this season after earning the honor Nov. 19.

Vanderbilt's Matt Freije was also named SEC Player of the Week today. This is the second time two Vanderbilt players earned SEC Player of the Week honors in the same week. The first was Jan. 9, 1989 when Wendy Scholtens and Barry Booker earned the honors.


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