WBB: Big Ten Players of the Week

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Player of the Week:
Veronica Hicks, Michigan
5-9, Sr., G, Chicago, Ill./Thornwood

Hicks recorded her first double-double of the season in the Wolverines' only game of the week, a 75-59 win over visiting Wisconsin on Sunday to clinch Big Ten Player of the Week honors for the first time in her career. The senior guard played all 40 minutes and finished with 21 points and 10 rebounds, both game highs. She was 5 of 11 from three-point range and also finished with three assists, two steals and a block. Hicks is 86 points shy of 1,000 in her career and is the team's second-leading scorer at 11.4 per contest.

Last Michigan Player of the Week: Dayeesha Hollins (Dec. 21, 2009)

Freshman of the Week:
Maggie Lucas, Penn State
5-9, G, Narberth, Pa./Germantown Academy

Lucas is named Big Ten Freshman of the Week for the sixth time this season, leading Penn State to conference wins against Minnesota and Illinois last week. The freshman averaged 21 points and shot 61 percent from three-point range to go along with 5.5 rebounds and 1.5 steals per game. The freshman standout finished with 11 three-point field goals for the week, and broke former Lady Lion Kelly Mazzante's freshman single season three-pointers record. She scored 20 points against Minnesota, before adding 22 to her weekly total against Illinois, chipping in eight boards vs. the Illini.

Last Penn State Freshman of the Week: Maggie Lucas (Dec. 20, 2010)

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