Ashlee Guay Earns Big West Player of the Week Honors

NORTHRIDGE, Calif. ---

Cal State Northridge junior guard Ashlee Guay earned Big West Player of the Week honors, the league office announced Monday. Last week, Guay set a school record for 3-pointers in a game and scored a career-high 32 points vs. UC Irvine and then followed that up with a 21-point, 10-rebound effort in a win vs. Long Beach State. 

Originally from San Diego, Calif., Guay had a stellar offensive weekend for the Matadors. She finished the weekend 17-of-33 (51.5 percent) from the field and 13-of-23 (56.5 percent) from 3-point range. She needs nine points to reach 1,000 for her career and eight assists to set a new program all-time record.

Against the Anteaters, Guay was 10-of-20 from the field and 8-of-15 from 3-point range. She had shared the previous school record with two other players when she hit seven 3-pointers in a game against Cal Poly during her freshman season. She added five assists and five rebounds in the contest.

Two days later in a win over Long Beach State, Guay recorded her second career double-double by posting 21 points and a career-high 10 rebounds. She was 5-of-9 from downtown in the contest and added two assists in the victory.

"I hope to keep doing all I can to benefit my team in any way," Guay said. "I think anyone would feel pretty good to set all these records, but that's not my main focus. I want the team to continue playing well so that we can accomplish our goals."

CSUN head coach Jason Flowers was happy to see Guay rewarded for her play on the court last week. 

"Ashlee had a tremendous impact on both ends of the floor this weekend and she continues to help lead this team towards its goals," Flowers said. 

For the season, Guay is averaging a team-high 15.1 points, 4.8 rebounds and 4.0 assists per game. She ranks ninth in the Big West in scoring, fifth in assists per game, seventh in steals per game (1.6), 10th in free throw percentage (.774), fourth in 3-point percentage (.390) and fourth in 3-pointers (39). 

Monday's honors marks the second time that Guay has received the league's weekly award. She also earned the award following CSUN's victory over USC, the Matadors' first-ever win over the Women of Troy. She also represents the second-straight Matador to receive the honors as Janae Sharpe earned the award last week after wins over Cal Poly and UC Santa Barbara.

Guay and the Matadors return to action on Thursday, Jan. 30 with a road contest at UC Riverside. Tip off is slated for 7 p.m. CSUN returns home Saturday, Feb. 1 with a 4 p.m. contest vs. Hawai'i.