Utah Tech’s Breaunna Gillen Named WAC Player of the Week
What an amazing start to the season for Breaunna Gillen, senior star for Utah Tech Women's Basketball.
Here's the full press release from Utah Tech Sports Media Relations:
Utah Tech fifth-year guard Breaunna Gillen was named Western Athletic Conference Player of the Week on Monday for her efforts in the Trailblazers' two season-opening home victories last week.
Gillen averaged 22.5 pts on 62.5 percent shooting (16-of-28), along with 9.5 rebounds, 6.5 assists and 2.0 steals in her two starts.
The 2023-24 WAC preseason player of the year opened her final collegiate campaign by just missing her second career triple-double in a 116-59 rout of La Verne on Nov. 6. Gillen poured in a game-high 21 points on 9-of-12 shooting, and tallied 11 rebounds, eight assists, and three steals.
Gillen followed that up a game-high 24 points and eight rebounds in the Trailblazers' 73-58 triumph over Jacksonville State last Thursday night. She scored 12 of her 24 points in the second quarter as part of a 25-5 run that turned a 25-19 deficit into a 44-30 Utah Tech halftime lead. Gillen went 11-of-20 from the floor and collected four assists, one steal and one block.
Utah Tech (2-0/0-0 WAC) will open a five-game road swing on Tuesday night with a quick trip to Las Vegas to play at UNLV (2-0). Tip-off inside the Cox Pavilion is set for 6:30 p.m. (PST).