Nebraska, Penn State Earn Big Ten Weekly Honors

Jan. 22, 2013

Park Ridge, Ill. -

Player of the Week
Nikki Greene, Penn State
6-5, Sr., C, Diboll, Texas/Diboll

  • Averaged a double-double with 15.5 points and 12.5 rebounds, and added 2.5 blocks per game while shooting 59 percent from the floor in victories over Wisconsin and No. 25 Michigan
  • Recorded her third double-double of the season and fifth career 20-point performance, tallying 23 points and 14 rebounds, in the No. 8 Lady Lions’ win over the Badgers
  • Notched 11 rebounds, eight points and three blocks in just 18 minutes of action in Penn State’s victory over the Wolverines
  • Earns the first Player of the Week honor of her career
  • Last Penn State Player of the Week: Maggie Lucas (Dec. 10, 2012)

Freshman of the Week
Rachel Theriot, Nebraska
6-0, G, Middleburg Heights, Ohio/Midpark

  • Averaged 8.0 points, 5.5 assists and 2.0 rebounds per game while shooting 67 percent from three-point range in Nebraska’s contests against Illinois and Minnesota last week
  • Posted 13 points, eight assists and two rebounds in the Huskers’ victory at Minnesota
  • Her eight assists and three three-pointers against the Gophers were both career highs
  • Wins her second Big Ten Freshman of the Week honor
  • Last Nebraska Freshman of the Week: Rachel Theriot (Dec. 31, 2012)

2012-13 Big Ten Players of the Week

Nov. 12                 P: Micaëlla Riché, Jr., MINN
                             F: Lauren Douglas, NU

Nov. 19                 P: Morgan Johnson, Sr., IOWA
                             F: Mikayla Bailey, MINN



Nov. 26                 P: Maggie Lucas, Jr., PSU
                             F: Lauren Douglas, NU

Dec. 3                    P: KK Houser, Jr., PUR
                             F: Maggie Lyon, NU

Dec. 10                 P: Rachel Banham, So., MINN
                             P: Maggie Lucas, Jr., PSU
                             F: Taylor Manual, PUR
                             F: Nicole Bauman, WIS

Dec. 17                 P: Aulani Sinclair, Sr., IND
                             P: Jacki Gulczynski, So., WIS
                             F: Nicole Bell, IND

Dec. 24                 P: Jordan Hooper, Jr., NEB
                             F: Kayla Hirt, MINN

Dec. 31                 P: Karisma Penn, Sr., ILL
                             F: Rachel Theriot, NEB

Jan. 7                     P: Karisma Penn, Sr., ILL
                             F: Kayla Hirt, MINN

Jan. 15                  P: Sam Ostarello, Sr., PUR
                             F: Ameryst Alston, OSU

Jan. 22                  P: Nikki Greene, Sr., PSU
                             F: Rachel Theriot, NEB