Jan. 26, 2010
BIG TEN WOMEN'S BASKETBALL PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Amy Jaeschke, Northwestern
Jr., C, 6-5, Wilmette, Ill./New Trier
Jaeschke takes home her second Player of the Week honor this season after having one of the biggest weeks of her career. The junior recorded her 1,000th career point against Indiana on Thursday before becoming her school's all-time leading blocker on Sunday at Iowa. Jaeschke scored 17 points against the Hoosiers, becoming the ninth active Big Ten player to eclipse the 1,000 career points plateau. She also pulled down nine boards, blocked four shots, dished out three assists and had one steal. On Sunday, Jaeschke set a season-high with 30 points while shooting 73.3 percent from the floor, also recording eight rebounds, three assists and six blocks. With her second swat of the contest, she became Northwestern's all-time blocked shots leader. For the week, the Wilmette, Ill., native averaged 23.5 points on 63.3 percent shooting, 8.5 rebounds, 5.0 blocks and 3.0 assists.
Last NU POW: Amy Jaeschke (Nov. 23, 2009)
FRESHMAN OF THE WEEK
Last IOWA FOW: Jaime Printy (Jan. 4, 2010)
Jaime Printy, Iowa
G, 5-11, Marion, Iowa/Linn-Mar
Printy earns her third Freshman of the Week award after leading the Hawkeyes to a pair of wins last week, on the road against Illinois and at home versus Northwestern. The freshman averaged 22.5 points, 2.5 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 1.0 steals per game as the Hawkeyes climbed back to .500 overall. Against the Illini on Thursday, Printy tallied a team-high 22 points, including a perfect 8-for-8 mark from the free-throw line, also with four boards, four assists and a pair of steals. On Sunday against the Wildcats, she again led her team with 23 points, shooting 60 percent from the field. Printy paces all Big Ten freshmen in scoring, currently averaging 14.9 points per game.