Pitt guard Brianna Kiesel named USBWA National Player of the Week

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Yesterday, I mentioned that guard Brianna Kiesel was named as the ACC Women's Basketball Player of the Week. That was a pretty high honor in itself, but on Tuesday, she made school history when she was named by the US Basketball Writers Association as the Ann Meyers Drysdale Women's National Player of the Week.

Kiesel was the first player in the history of the program to win the national award.

The women's basketball program has had some quality players, including Shavonte Zellous, who recently was a WNBA All-Star and helped her team win a championship. But Kiesel is the only player to be given the prestigious honor.

Kiesel is the only ACC player to rank in the top ten in points and assists (she's sixth in both) and really had a great week. As I mentioned yesterday, she averaged 23 points and seven assists in conference games against Florida State and Virginia.

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