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Leaupepe Selected for National HERO Sports, Big West Weekly Honors

Leaupepe Selected for National HERO Sports, Big West Weekly Honors


SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. — After leading the Mustang women's basketball team to a pair of home victories to build a four-game winning streak, senior guard Dynn Leaupepe was selected as one of 10 finalists for HERO Sports' NCAA Player of the Week award, and also was chosen as the Big West Conference Player of the Week as well as Cal Poly's Coca-Cola Student-Athlete of the Week.

The fellow nominees for HERO Sports' honor this week are Oklahoma's Vionise Pierre-Louis, Iowa's Megan Gustafson, Eastern Washington's Delaney Hodgins, St. Louis' Maddison Gits, Sacramento State's Hannah Friend, East Carolina's Lashonda Monk, Davidson's Mackenzie Latt, Nicholls' Cassidy Barrios, and Notre Dame's Marina Mabrey.

The award is open for fan voting at THIS LINK, available until 11 a.m. Friday.

Leaupepe had 26 points, seven rebounds and six steals in the Mustangs' 52-50 win over Hawai'i on Feb. 1, and added 31 points and five more steals in the 91-73 win vs. UC Riverside on Feb. 3, as the Mustangs (13-8, 7-2) stayed in second place in the Big West standings.

It's the third Big West Player of the Week award this season for Leaupepe, a Camarillo High School grad, and the fourth of her career. Leaupepe is averaging 20.5 points (25th nationally), 5.4 rebounds and 2.4 steals for the season.

Her 1,466 career points rank No. 4 in school history, along with No. 59 among all active Division I players.

This is also Leaupepe's third university Coca-Cola accolade of the year.

Cal Poly has a short week ahead, visiting defending regular-season conference champion UC Davis (in first place at 18-4, 8-1) at 7 p.m. Wednesday, before returning home to host Long Beach State at 2 p.m. Saturday.

The Feb. 10 game vs. the 49ers is also Play4Kay Day at Mott Athletics Center, as fans are encouraged to wear pink, and $2 from every ticket purchased will go directly to the Kay Yow Cancer Fund to support cancer research.