Ohio State, Purdue Claim Weekly Conference Honors

Purdue's Sam Ostarello was named the Big Ten Player of the Week on Tuesday.

Purdue's Sam Ostarello was named the Big Ten Player of the Week on Tuesday.

Jan. 15, 2013

Player of the Week
Sam Ostarello, Purdue
6-2, Sr., F, Fort Pierre, S.D./Stanley County
• Nearly posted a triple-double in her only game of the week, an 82-75 triple-overtime victory over Ohio State on Monday night
• Scored 22 points, tied a career high with 19 rebounds and blocked eight shots, while playing 51 of a possible 55 minutes
• Also added three steals and three assists, also converting on a career-best 10-of-12 free throws
• Wins her first career Big Ten Player of the Week honor
• Last Purdue Player of the Week: KK Houser (Dec. 3, 2012)

Freshman of the Week
Ameryst Alston, Ohio State
5-9, G, Canton, Ohio/McKinley
• Averaged 19.5 points, 4.5 rebounds and 4.5 assists in a pair of road contests against Minnesota and nationally ranked Purdue
• Scored 15 points on 6-of-7 shooting against the Gophers, also handing out four assists with three rebounds
• Played all 55 minutes in a triple-overtime contest against the Boilermakers and finished with 24 points, six rebounds and five assists
• Claims her first Big Ten Freshman of the Week honor
• Last Ohio State Freshman of the Week: Ashley Adams (Feb. 14, 2011)