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.

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)