Georonika Jackson Earns First MWC Player of the Week Honor
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics  
Release:  02/08/2010
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics

Feb. 8, 2010

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - New Mexico senior Georonika Jackson and Utah senior Kalee Whipple have been named the Mountain West Conference Women's Basketball Co-Players of the Week.

Hailing from Sugar Land, Texas, Jackson scored a season-high 14 points in 24 minutes of action at San Diego State, helping the Lobos beat their third-straight Conference leader. Jackson hit 5-of-8 (.625) shots from the field and went 4-for-6 (.667) from the free-throw line, in addition to recording two steals. She pulled down three rebounds, while also adding an assist and a block in New Mexico's 65-58 victory over the Aztecs.

This marks Jackson's first career weekly honor. Jackson is averaging 5.3 points and 1.8 rebounds per game this year. She reached double figures for the third time this season Saturday.

New Mexico has won back-to-back MWC Player of the Week awards.