Three Schools Earn Player of the Week Accolades

Northwestern's Nia Coffey was named Big Ten Freshman of the Week on Tuesday.

Northwestern's Nia Coffey was named Big Ten Freshman of the Week on Tuesday.

Jan. 28, 2014

Co-Players of the Week
Maggie Lucas, Penn State
Sr., G, Narberth, Pa./Germantown Academy
• Averaged 21.5 points, 5.5 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 1.5 steals in leading Penn State to victories against Indiana and Minnesota
• Finished with 18 points and eight rebounds against Indiana, adding two assists and one steal
• Scored a team-high 25 points in Sunday's victory over Minnesota, adding three rebounds, three assists and three steals
• Claims her fifth career Player of the Week honor
• Last Penn State Player of the Week: Maggie Lucas (Feb. 26, 2013)

Liza Clemons, Purdue
Jr., F, Fort Wayne, Ind./Snider
• Led Purdue to wins over Northwestern and Illinois last week, averaging 18.0 points on 72 percent shooting and 7.0 rebounds
• Opened the week with a double-double against Northwestern, finishing with 23 points and 10 rebounds, both career highs
• Ended the week with 13 points on 83 percent shooting, four rebounds and one block in a road victory against Illinois
• Wins her first career Player of the Week award
• Last Purdue Player of the Week: Sam Ostarello (Jan. 15, 2013)

Big Ten Player of the Week Honor Roll
Jacqui Grant, Fr., F, ILL: Averaged 17.5 points, 8.5 rebounds and 3.0 blocks in two games last week, including a double-double in a win at Michigan State
Theairra Taylor, Sr., G, IOWA: Scored a season-high 20 points on 72.7 percent shooting, adding two rebounds and two steals in a win over Indiana
Nia Coffey, Fr., F, NU: Averaged 21.0 points, 8.5 rebounds, 2.5 steals and 1.5 blocks against a pair of ranked foes last week, including a double-double in a win against Nebraska


 

 

Freshman of the Week
Nia Coffey, Northwestern
F, Minneapolis, Minn./Hopkins
• Averaged 21.0 points, 8.5 rebounds, 2.5 steals and 1.5 blocks for Northwestern against a pair of ranked foes last week
• Recorded her sixth double-double of the season, finishing with 22 points and 10 rebounds in a win over nationally ranked Nebraska, while adding four steals and three assists
• Posted 20 points, seven rebounds and three blocks in 37 minutes against nationally ranked Purdue
• Wins her third Freshman of the Week honor this season
• Last Northwestern Freshman of the Week: Nia Coffey (Dec. 2, 2013)

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