Ohio State's Davenport Named Big Ten Player of the Week

Jan. 16, 2006

Jessica Davenport, Ohio State 
JR, 6-5, C, Columbus, Ohio/Independence

Davenport played a key role in three Buckeye wins last week as the Ohio State junior averaged 21.3 points, 9.3 rebounds, 2.3 blocks and 2.3 assists per game.  On 25-of-41 shooting, Davenport shot 61 percent from the floor and guided OSU to a pair of conference wins against Iowa and Michigan and a non-conference 75-71 win last Monday against No. 16/16 Oklahoma.  Against the Sooners, Davenport was 6-of-12 from the field and finished with 15 points.  This past Thursday at Iowa, she scored a season-high 34 points on 14-of-22 shooting, grabbed 16 rebounds, dished a career-best six assists and blocked three shots to lead the No. 8/8 Buckeyes past the Hawkeyes, 72-62.  Her 14 field goals were a Big Ten season high, while the 34 points and 16 boards served as the league's second highest outputs of the year.  At home Sunday against Michigan, Davenport was one of four Buckeyes to score in double digits, tying for the team lead with 15 points on 5-of-7 shooting. She also pulled down a game-best nine rebounds in the 62-34 victory.

This is Davenport's first Big Ten Player of the Week honor of the season and sixth of her career, which ties her with sixth other players for fifth all-time for most weekly selections.

Last OSU POW:  Jessica Davenport (2/28/05)