Minnesota's Banham Sweeps Weekly Conference Honors

Minnesota's Rachel Banham earned Big Ten Player and Freshman of the Week accolades.

Jan. 9, 2012

Player and Freshman of the Week
Rachel Banham, Minnesota
5-9, G, Lakeville, Minn./Lakeville North
• Averaged 23.5 points, 9.5 rebounds and 2.5 assists, while shooting 87.5 percent (7-for-8) from 3-point range, to help Minnesota to a pair of victories last week
• Posted her first career double-double with 21 points and 11 rebounds, and connected on all five 3-point tries, in the Gophers’ win over Indiana
• Poured in 26 points with eight rebounds and three assists, also going 2-for-3 from behind the arc, to help Minnesota to a road win at Northwestern
• Claims her first career Player of the Week distinction and her third Freshman of the Week accolade
• Last Minnesota Player of the Week: Ashley Ellis-Milan (Jan. 20, 2009)
• Last Minnesota Freshman of the Week: Rachel Banham (Dec. 26, 2011)