Michigan and Nebraska Standouts Earn Weekly Accolades

Michigan's Siera Thompson was named Big Ten Freshman of the Week on Monday.

Michigan's Siera Thompson was named Big Ten Freshman of the Week on Monday.

Jan. 20, 2014

Player of the Week
Rachel Theriot, Nebraska
So., G, Middleburg Heights, Ohio/Midpark
• Averaged 26.0 points and 6.5 assists, shot 66.7 percent from the floor and played all 85 minutes of Nebraska’s two-game split last week against Minnesota and Purdue
• Poured in a career-high 33 points in the Huskers’ overtime win against Minnesota, adding nine assists and helping Nebraska recover from a 14-point second-half deficit
• Scored a team-high 19 points and added four assists against Purdue, finishing the week shooting 5-of-7 (71.4 percent) from three-point range
• Claims her first career Player of the Week honor
• Last Nebraska Player of the Week: Jordan Hooper (Dec. 31, 2013)

Big Ten Player of the Week Honor Roll
Siera Thompson, Fr., G, MICH: Averaged 15.5 points and shot 57.1 percent from three-point range in leading Michigan to wins over nationally ranked Purdue and Illinois
Ariel Edwards, Sr., G/F, PSU: Helped Penn State to two victories over Ohio State and Michigan State after averaging 14.5 points, 8.0 rebounds and 2.5 assists
Whitney Bays, Jr., F, PUR: Led Purdue to a 2-1 mark last week, averaging 16.7 points, 9.3 rebounds and 3.0 steals against Michigan, Indiana and Nebraska, and scored the game-winner against the Huskers

Freshman of the Week
Siera Thompson, Michigan
G, Gardena, Calif./Serra
• Guided Michigan to victories against nationally ranked Purdue and Illinois last week, playing all 80 minutes and shooting 57.1 percent from three-point range over the two games
• Scored 12 point with five rebounds, three assists and two steals in the road victory over the Boilermakers
• Hit a career-best five three-pointers en route to a 19-point outing against the Illini, chipping in three assists and a steal
• Wins her first Freshman of the Week honor this season
• Last Michigan Freshman of the Week: Dayeesha Hollins (March 1, 2010)