Indiana, Michigan and Minnesota Earn Weekly Women’s Basketball Awards
Jan. 22, 2018


Co-Player of the Week
Katelynn Flaherty, Michigan
G – Sr. – Point Pleasant, N.J. – Metuchen

• Averaged 24.0 points, 5.5 assists, 4.0 rebounds and 2.5 steals per game with a .563 three-point percentage last week, helping No. 19/18 Michigan to a pair of Big Ten victories
• Scored 21 points in the Wolverines’ win at No. 8 Ohio State last Tuesday, including 18 in the second half as Michigan earned its first road victory over a top-10 opponent since 2009
• Added 27 points, eight assists and a career-high four steals in last Saturday’s win over Illinois, becoming the seventh Big Ten student to score 2,500 career points
• Garnered Academic All-Big Ten accolades in 2016 and 2017
• Earns her second career Player of the Week honor and first this season
• Last Michigan Player of the Week: Kysre Gondrezick (Jan. 30, 2017)

Co-Player of the Week
Kenisha Bell, Minnesota
G – Jr. – Minneapolis, Minn. – Bloomington Kennedy

• Averaged 22.5 points, 7.5 assists, 7.0 rebounds and 3.0 steals per game last week in leading the Golden Gophers to two conference wins
• Registered 21 points, a season-high 11 rebounds, seven assists and three steals on Sunday in Minnesota’s win over No. 20 Iowa, recording her team-leading fifth double-double of the season
• Scored 24 points and added eight assists and three steals in last Thursday’s victory over Wisconsin • Collects her second career Player of the Week award and second this season
• Last Minnesota Player of the Week: Kenisha Bell (Nov. 20, 2017)

Big Ten Women’s Basketball Weekly Honor Roll
Hannah Whitish, So., G, NEB: Averaged 13.5 points and 5.0 assists per game with a .556 three-point percentage last week as Nebraska defeated a pair of ranked Big Ten opponents in No. 20 Iowa and No. 25/21 Rutgers
Teniya Page, Jr., G, PSU: Scored a season-high 34 points on 12-of-19 shooting and made 4-of-5 free throws with :01 left in the Lady Lions’ 70-67 win over No. 25/21 Rutgers last Thursday
Dominique Oden, So., G, PUR: Posted a career-high 26 points, including 5-of-5 three-pointers, and grabbed five rebounds last Thursday to help Purdue defeat Northwestern

Freshman of the Week
Jaelynn Penn, Indiana
G – Louisville, Ky. – Butler

• Averaged 15.5 points per game last week and shot .458 from the field, as well as .727 from three-point range, as part of Indiana’s 1-1 week in Big Ten play
• Scored 18 points and made 5-of-8 three-point attempts in the Hoosiers’ four-point loss at No. 14 Maryland last Tuesday
• Added 13 points, including a perfect 3-of-3 from the three-point line, in Indiana’s win at Michigan State last Saturday
• Earns her first career Freshman of the Week honor
• Last Indiana Freshman of the Week: Tyra Buss (Nov. 24, 2014)

2017-18 Big Ten Players of the Week
Nov. 13
P: Megan Gustafson, Jr., IOWA
F: Kate Cain, NEB
F: Karissa McLaughlin, PUR

Nov. 20
P: Kenisha Bell, Jr., MINN
P: Ae’Rianna Harris, So., PUR
F: Destiny Pitts, MINN

Nov. 27
P: Kelsey Mitchell, Sr., OSU
F: Destiny Pitts, MINN

Dec. 4
P: Megan Gustafson, Jr., IOWA
F: Kate Cain, NEB

Dec. 11
P: Hannah Whitish, So., NEB
F: Kate Cain, NEB

Dec. 18
P: Megan Gustafson, Jr., IOWA
P: Kelsey Mitchell, Sr., OSU
F: Destiny Pitts, MINN

Dec. 26
P: Megan Gustafson, Jr., IOWA
F: Kate Cain, NEB

Jan. 2
P: Megan Gustafson, Jr., IOWA
F: Destiny Pitts, MINN

Jan. 8
P: Kelsey Mitchell, Sr., OSU
F: Destiny Pitts, MINN

Jan. 15
P: Megan Gustafson, Jr., IOWA
P: Taryn McCutcheon, So., MSU
F: Hailey Brown, MICH

Jan. 22
P: Katelynn Flaherty, Sr., MICH
P: Kenisha Bell, Jr., MINN
F: Jaelynn Penn, IND