Purdue's Rayburn, Minnesota's Banham Take Home Weekly Conference Honors

Purdue's Brittany Rayburn was named Big Ten Player of the Week on Tuesday.

Jan. 17, 2012

Player of the Week
Brittany Rayburn, Purdue
6-0, Sr., G, Attica, Ind./Attica
• Tied an NCAA record and established a new Big Ten mark with 12 3-pointers in a 38-point effort against Minnesota in which she shot 75 percent from long distance (12-for-16)
• Scored 14 points with seven rebounds, two steals and two blocks against Iowa on Sunday, with her second swat coming on a potential game-winning shot after she had made two free throws seconds earlier to give Purdue a two-point lead
• Averaged 26.0 points on the week, going along with 6.5 rebounds, 1.5 steals and 1.0 blocks while shooting nearly 62 percent from 3-point range
• Claims the first Player of the Week honor of her career
• Last Purdue Player of the Week: Lindsay Wisdom-Hylton (Jan. 13, 2009)

Freshman of the Week
Rachel Banham, Minnesota
5-9, G, Lakeville, Minn./Lakeville North
• Averaged 19.5 points and 7.5 rebounds, while shooting 58.3 percent from 3-point range, for the Gophers last week
• Posted her second double-double of the season with 11 points and 10 rebounds against Purdue on Thursday
• Poured in a career-high 28 points, while shooting 6-for-10 from behind the arc, with five rebounds at Michigan
• Picks up her fourth Big Ten Freshman of the Week honor
• Last Minnesota Freshman of the Week: Rachel Banham (Jan. 9, 2012)