Cassie Broadhead named WCC Player of the Year

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Cassie Broadhead during team introductions earlier in the season. Broadhead was named the WCC Player of the Year. (Ari Davis)

The West Coast Conference voted BYU women’s basketball guard Cassie Broadhead as women’s Player of the Year.

The junior from Glenville, New York, stormed the court this season, averaging 18.3 points per game on 49 percent shooting.

BYU head coach Jeff Judkins┬ádidn’t mince words about his breakout star.

“You’re seeing someone, in front of your eyes, become a star with Cassie,” Judkins said.

Broadhead scored in the double digits 27 times this season and every game during conference play. She scored a season-high 30 points against San Diego.

With 123 rebounds and 128 assists, Broadhead showed the rest of the WCC her versatility on the court.

Senior forward Kalani Purcell also received a major recognition from the WCC, earning the Defensive Player of the Year Award.

Purcell was a dominant defensive presence for the Cougars this season. She racked up 303 rebounds, 87 blocks and 69 steals en route to the award.

BYU women’s basketball heads to Las Vegas to play in the WCC tournament on Friday.

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