Minnesota and Ohio State Earn Weekly Women’s Basketball Awards
Jan. 8, 2018


Player of the Week
Kelsey Mitchell, Ohio State
G – Sr. – Cincinnati, Ohio – Princeton

• Posted 29.0 points, 4.0 assists and 3.5 rebounds per game with a .412 three-point percentage to help Ohio State remain unbeaten in Big Ten play with two wins last week
• Scored a season-high 37 points in Sunday’s overtime victory at Michigan, including 27 points in the second half and overtime en route to her seventh 30-point game of the season
• Needs two points to become the second Big Ten student and 13th NCAA Division I women’s basketball student to score 3,000 career points
• Collected Academic All-Big Ten honors in 2016 and 2017
• Earns her 11th career Player of the Week honor (third of the season), the fourth-most career Player of the Week awards in Big Ten history
• Last Ohio State Player of the Week: Kelsey Mitchell (Dec. 18, 2017)

Big Ten Women’s Basketball Weekly Honor Roll
Tyra Buss, Sr., G, IND: Registered 23.0 points, 6.0 assists and 4.0 steals per game last week and broke Indiana’s 34-year-old career scoring record (now 1,950 points) as the Hoosiers split two Big Ten games
Megan Gustafson, Jr., F/C, IOWA: Averaged 24.5 points, 13.5 rebounds and 3.0 blocks per game with two double-doubles and a .680 field-goal percentage to help the Hawkeyes to a 1-1 week in Big Ten play
Hallie Thome, Jr., C, MICH: Collected 23.5 points, 6.5 rebounds and 2.5 blocks per game with a .625 field-goal percentage during the Wolverines’ two conference games last week

Freshman of the Week
Destiny Pitts, Minnesota
G/F – Detroit, Mich. – Detroit Country Day

• Averaged 18.0 points and 6.0 rebounds per game with a .474 three-point percentage last week, as the Golden Gophers picked up a win at home over Michigan State after a road defeat at Ohio State
• Scored a career-high 28 points and grabbed eight rebounds in last Thursday’s loss at OSU, connecting on 7-of-15 three-point attempts
• Added eight points and four rebounds in Sunday’s win over MSU
• Earns her fifth career Freshman of the Week honor
• Last Minnesota Freshman of the Week: Destiny Pitts (Jan. 2, 2018)

2017-18 Big Ten Players of the Week
Nov. 13
P: Megan Gustafson, Jr., IOWA
F: Kate Cain, NEB
F: Karissa McLaughlin, PUR

Nov. 20
P: Kenisha Bell, Jr., MINN
P: Ae’Rianna Harris, So., PUR
F: Destiny Pitts, MINN

Nov. 27
P: Kelsey Mitchell, Sr., OSU
F: Destiny Pitts, MINN

Dec. 4
P: Megan Gustafson, Jr., IOWA
F: Kate Cain, NEB

Dec. 11
P: Hannah Whitish, So., NEB
F: Kate Cain, NEB

Dec. 18
P: Megan Gustafson, Jr., IOWA
P: Kelsey Mitchell, Sr., OSU
F: Destiny Pitts, MINN

Dec. 26
P: Megan Gustafson, Jr., IOWA
F: Kate Cain, NEB

Jan. 2
P: Megan Gustafson, Jr., IOWA
F: Destiny Pitts, MINN

Jan. 8
P: Kelsey Mitchell, Sr., OSU
F: Destiny Pitts, MINN