Wahine Basketball: Willoughby named P.O.W.

Kim Willoughby picks up WAC player of the week honors after averaging a double-double this past week.

DENVER – Hawai‘i's Kim Willoughby has been named the Western Athletic Conference women's basketball Player of the Week for the week of Feb. 3-9. This is the first WAC Player of the Week honor for the sophomore. Willoughby also earned two volleyball player of the week honors this season, as an All-American left-side hitter for the Rainbow Wahine.

Willoughby led the Rainbow Wahine to a 1-1 record at home last week. She recorded back-to-back double-doubles and averaged 18.0 ppg and 13.5 rpg off the bench. Hawai‘i lost to Louisiana Tech, 67-44 and rebounded to defeat SMU, 69-60.

She notched 16 points and 12 rebounds in the loss to Louisiana Tech. Willoughby then scored a career-high 20 points and tied her career-high with 15 rebounds in the win over SMU. The 20 points was the highest output by a Rainbow Wahine player this season. She went 18-for-19 from the free throw line in the two games, including a perfect 10-for-10 against the Mustangs.

For the season, the two-sport athlete averages 10.5 points per game and 7.8 rebounds per game.
Willoughby has played in 11 games for the Rainbow Wahine after joining the team after the conclusion of the volleyball season.

Also nominated: Omelogo Udeze,
Fresno State; Cheryl Ford, Louisiana Tech; Kim Lawson, Rice and Cricket Williams, San Jose State.


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