Ohio State and Michigan State Standouts Win Weekly Honors

Ohio State's Ameryst Alston was named Big Ten Player of the Week on Monday.

Ohio State's Ameryst Alston was named Big Ten Player of the Week on Monday.

Jan. 13, 2014

Player of the Week
Ameryst Alston, Ohio State
So., G, Canton, Ohio/McKinley
• Tied her career high with 29 points in leading Ohio State to a 70-51 victory over previously unbeaten and nationally ranked Indiana on Saturday
• Added four rebounds, four assists and two steals, while shooting 62 percent from the floor
• Played all 40 minutes against the Hoosiers, increasing her average minutes per game to a Big Ten-best 36.3 per contest
• Claims her first career Player of the Week honor
• Last Ohio State Player of the Week: Samantha Prahalis (Feb. 28, 2012)

Big Ten Player of the Week Honor Roll
Samantha Logic, Jr., G, IOWA: Filled the stat sheet after averaging 13.5 points, 9.5 rebounds, 7.5 assists and 4.0 steals in wins against Minnesota and Wisconsin last week
Annalise Pickrel, Sr., F, MSU: Averaged 16.5 points, 8.0 rebounds, 4.5 assists and 1.5 blocks, while shooting 52.6 percent from the floor in wins over nationally ranked Nebraska and Michigan
Rachel Banham, Jr., G, MINN: Averaged 30.0 points, 5.0 rebounds, 5.0 assists and 2.0 steals in games against Iowa and Northwestern, and notched her fifth career double-double vs. the Wildcats

Freshman of the Week
Aerial Powers, Michigan State
F, Detroit, Mich./Country Day
• Averaged 15.0 points and 11.0 rebounds in helping Michigan State to a pair of wins over nationally ranked Nebraska and Michigan last week
• Posted her fourth double-double of the season after recording 17 points, a career-high 15 rebounds, three steals and two blocks against the Huskers on Thursday
• Had 13 points, seven rebounds and two steals against Michigan on Sunday, leading the Spartans to a 3-0 mark and first place in the Big Ten
• Wins her third Freshman of the Week honor this season
• Last Michigan State Freshman of the Week: Aerial Powers (Dec. 16, 2013)