McKenzie Calvert Named Pac-12 Freshman of the Week

    McKenzie Calvert is USC's first Pac-12 Freshman of the Week.
    Jan. 5, 2015

    USC's McKenzie Calvert has become the first Trojan to earn Pac-12 accolades this season, honored today as the Pac-12 Freshman of the Week. She is the first USC freshman ever to win the award, which began in 2012.

    The guard took over as USC's top scorer on the season thanks to back-to-back double-digit games for the Trojans to kick off Pac-12 play last week. Calvert served up a team-high 16 points in a loss to UCLA and then came up with a 12-point outing along with a career-high five rebounds in a solid win over Oregon. The freshman also added three more 3-pointers to her growing season tally, and offered up three assists, two steals and a block in the two-game stand at Galen Center.

    Now averaging 12.1 points per game. Calvert is shooting 45 percent from 3-point range, trailing only sophomore Courtney Jaco in total threes made with 22 makes to date. The freshman has hit double figures in four of the last five games for the Women of Troy, sparked by a career-high 21 points nailed vs. Cal State Northridge on Dec. 9.

    Calvert and the Trojans (9-4, 1-1 Pac-12) continue their conference quest tonight (Jan. 5) with a 7 p.m. clash against No. 11 Oregon State at Galen Center. The game offers up a rematch of the 2014 Pac-12 Tournament championship match, which the Trojans won last year to claim the program's first-ever conference tournament title.