March 16, 2009
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. - UC Santa Barbara senior center Jenna Green has been named UCSBgauchos.com Athlete of the Week after posting a pair of double-doubles during two games of the Big West Tournament.
In the Gauchos' first game vs. Cal State Fullerton, Green had 10 points and 11 rebounds in the 60-52 semifinal victory. She went 4-of-8 from the field and 2-for-2 from the free throw line, while pulling down eight defensive rebounds in 27 minutes.
Then, in Saturday's championship game vs. Cal Poly, Green had 13 points and 11 rebounds in 34 minutes during UCSB's 64-57 win. It was the 11th time in the past 13 seasons that UCSB won the Big West title.
It was Green's three-point play with 28 seconds left in that game that helped UCSB take a four-point lead and secured the title.
Green was named to the Big West All-Tournament Team, her third such selection. She has now posted seven double-doubles this season, eclipsing her previous season high. Six of those double-doubles have come in the past 13 games.
UCSB, 22-9, will be making its 14th straight postseason appearance this week in the NCAA Tournament.