Channon Fluker Repeats as Big West Player of the Week

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CSUN women’s basketball sophomore Channon Fluker was named Big West Player of the Week for the second-straight week and fourth time this season, the league office announced Monday. A 6-4 center from Pasadena, CA, Fluker averaged 17.5 points and 19 rebounds while shooting 56 percent from the floor in Big West road victories at UC Santa Barbara and UC Riverside.

In a 62-55 victory at UC Santa Barbara, Fluker scored 13 of her 17 points in the fourth period as CSUN swept the season series. She tied a career high with 20 rebounds, including 14 defensive rebounds, the second-most in CSUN’s Division I history for a single game.

Two days later, she played a season-high 39 minutes and finished 9-of-13 from the field as CSUN posted an 80-77 overtime victory at UC Riverside. Fluker posted her league-leading 16th double-double of the season with 18 points and 18 rebounds in the victory.

For the season, Fluker is averaging 16 points and 12 rebounds per gam and leads the Big West Conference in rebounds and blocked shots (56). Fluker enters the week with 289 rebounds, the second-most in school history for a single season, needing just six more to set a new program record. The current school mark is Pam Spencer’s 294 rebounds in the 1979-80 season, so Fluker has already established a new program Division I record.

As of Feb. 13, Fluker ranks third in Division I in rebounds per game and fourth in total rebounds. She is also tied for fifth in Division I with her 16 double-doubles and eighth with an average of 5.0 rebounds per game.

This is Fluker’s second-straight weekly award and fourth of the season. She now has six in her career, tying for the ninth-most in Big West Conference history. CSUN has won three-straight Big West awards as well as Serafina Maulupe took home the honors on Jan. 30.

Fluker and the Matadors return to action on Thursday, Feb. 16 with a home contest against UC Irvine. Tip off between the Matadors and Anteaters from The Blacktop is slated for 7 p.m. and the Matadors will wear their pink uniforms as part of the Play4Kay promotion in honor of former North Carolina State head coach Kay Yow.

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