Michaela Onyenwere, UCLA
Michaela Onyenwere has been the front runner for UCLA the past two seasons. The junior forward from last year’s All-Pac 12 team finished her sophomore season with 600 points. Onyenwere became the fourth player in school history to reach this milestone.
This season, Onyenwere increased her point average from 18.3 to 19.8 per game. She now has over 1,000 points, 500 rebounds and 100 steals in her UCLA career. This week, the Colorado native returned to action games after sitting out with an injury against USC. Onyenwere racked up 20+ points in the last two games including a career-high 31 points against Washington. Catch the junior forward in action on Friday when UCLA travels to Arizona.
Ae’Rianna Harris, Purdue
Ae’Rianna Harris has been a defensive threat since beginning her collegiate career at Purdue. The 6-1 senior out of Indianapolis has led the team in blocks the last three years. Her junior season performance of 13.1 points, 9.4 rebounds and 3.1 blocks per game led her to achieve the 2019 Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year.
This week, Harris reached a milestone as she broke the record for all-time career blocks in program history with 351 blocks and counting. She also had two double-figure scoring performances in the Boilmakers’ victories over Nebraska and Penn State. As a result, Harris was named Big Ten Player of the Week for the first time since 2017. She will look to put on another block show when Purdue heads to Michigan State on Thursday.