Indiana's Valentin, Purdue's Traore Share Weekly Honors

Purdue's Aya Traore earns Big Ten Player of the Week honors with Indiana's Cyndi Valentin.

Purdue's Aya Traore earns Big Ten Player of the Week honors with Indiana's Cyndi Valentin.

Feb. 13, 2006

Cyndi Valentin, Indiana 
SR, 5-8, G, Bloomington, Ind./South

Valentin turned in impressive performances this week to help the Hoosiers win both of their home games. Valentin netted 22 points in each outing against Penn State and Northwestern.  Valentin shined in her final regular season home game versus the Wildcats, as she went 4-of-6 from three-point range, corralled a season-high seven rebounds and recorded five assists and two steals. On the week she averaged 22.0 points, 5.0 rebounds and 2.0 steals in 38.5 minutes of play.

This is the second weekly honor of Valentin's career.

Last IND POW:  Cyndi Valentin (12/13/04)

Aya Traore, Purdue
SR, 6-1, F, Dakar, Senegal/Moore

Traore averaged 19.5 points in Purdue wins over IPFW and No. 11 Minnesota. She began the week by scoring 17 points on 6-of-12 shooting from the floor and 5-for-6 shooting from the free throw line in a 24-point win over the Mastodons. On Sunday, in a game with Big Ten title implications, Traore dropped a game-high 22 on the Golden Gophers. She made 10-of-15 shots in the game, and was 2-for-2 from the stripe. The 10 field goals were good for a career high, while the 22 points was one shy of tying her all-time best scoring effort at Purdue.  She also averaged six rebounds and two steals per game this past week.

This is the second weekly honor of Traore's career.

Last PUR POW:  Aya Traore (1/2/06)