Jan. 6, 2009
BIG TEN WOMEN’S BASKETBALL CO-PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
Amy Jaeschke, Northwestern
So., C, 6-5, Wilmette, Ill. / New Trier
Sophomore Amy Jaeschke brings home Player of the Week honors to Northwestern for the first time in 12 seasons after spearheading two impressive Wildcat performances last week against No. 17 Ohio State and Wisconsin. Northwestern played the Buckeyes to within nine points, primarily because of Jaeschke’s defensive effort against last year’s co-Big Ten Player of the Year Jantel Lavender. Jaeschke limited Lavender to 15 points and just nine rebounds; the second time this year the sophomore has not recorded a double-double. In addition to her defensive efforts, Jaeschke also turned in a game-high 24 points and five boards in 40 minutes of action. The Wilmette, Ill., native was 6-of-7 (.857) from the charity stripe and 9-of-18 (.500) from the field. In the win against Wisconsin Sunday, Jaeschke netted 12 points while adding four rebounds and four blocks. Defensively, she held UW’s leading rebounder, Lin Zastrow, to just three boards and helped limit the Badger offense to only 17 second-half points. Jaeschke is now averaging 16.9 points and 9.6 rebounds per game, both of which are Wildcat bests.
Last Northwestern POW: Kristina Divjak (February 17, 1997)
Danielle Campbell, Purdue
Sr., C, 6-4, Chicago, Ill. / Whitney Young
Purdue senior Danielle Campbell earns her second consecutive weekly laurel after posting a season-high 16 points and 11 rebounds to lead the Boilermaker upset over No. 8/4 Texas, 66-55, in Mackey Arena on Monday. The performance marks Campbell’s third double-double of the season and ninth of her career. The Chicago native was 4-of-10 (.400) from the field and an unblemished 8-of-8 from the foul line. She also contributed four assists, three blocks and two steals in the victory. In the narrow overtime loss to Michigan State on New Year’s Day, Campbell recorded team-highs of 15 points and eight rebounds, five of which were on the offensive end. She was 7-of-14 (.500) from the field and posted two blocks and two steals in 39 minutes of play. In the two-game stretch Campbell netted 9-of-9 free throws and moved into a tie for 14th for career free throws made at Purdue. The weekly award is the second of Campbell’s career and the fourth for Purdue this season.
Last Purdue POW: Danielle Campbell (December 30, 2008)