Minnesota and Ohio State Earn Weekly Women’s Basketball Awards
Feb. 19, 2018


Co-Player of the Week
Carlie Wagner, Minnesota
G – Sr. – New Richland, Minn. – New Richland-Hartland-Ellendale-Geneva

• Averaged 21.5 points, 5.5 rebounds and 4.0 assists per game with a .563 three-point percentage last week, helping the Golden Gophers to wins over No. 23 Michigan and No. 10/9 Maryland
• Scored a team-high 26 points, highlighted by 6-of-11 three-pointers, while adding five rebounds and four assists in last Thursday’s victory over Michigan
• Contributed 17 points (including 3-of-5 three-pointers), six rebounds and four assists in Sunday’s win over Maryland
• Was an Academic All-America selection in 2016-17 and is a two-time Academic All-Big Ten honoree
• Earns her first career Player of the Week honor
• Last Minnesota Player of the Week: Kenisha Bell (Jan. 22, 2018)

Co-Player of the Week
Kelsey Mitchell, Ohio State
G – Sr. – Cincinnati, Ohio – Princeton

• Registered 27.0 points, 4.5 rebounds, 4.0 assists and 3.0 steals per game with a .450 three-point percentage last week as No. 18/17 Ohio State won twice to move into a tie atop the Big Ten standings
• Tallied 28 points (including 5-of-11 three-pointers), along with five assists and three steals in last Tuesday’s win at Illinois
• Added 26 points, going 4-of-9 from three-point range, as well as a season-high eight rebounds, three assists and three steals in Sunday’s Senior Day victory over Purdue
• Collected Academic All-Big Ten honors in 2016 and 2017
• Earns her 12th career Player of the Week honor (fourth of the season), the fourth-most career Player of the Week awards in Big Ten history
• Last Ohio State Player of the Week: Kelsey Mitchell (Jan. 8, 2018)

Big Ten Women’s Basketball Weekly Honor Roll
Tyra Buss, Sr., G, IND: Averaged 25.0 points, 4.0 rebounds, 4.0 assists and 3.5 steals per game in the Hoosiers’ two wins last week, highlighted by a season-high 37 points last Saturday on Senior Day against Nebraska
Megan Gustafson, Jr., F/C, IOWA: Scored 25 points on 9-of-13 shooting, while adding eight rebounds in the Hawkeyes’ lone game of the week, a win on Sunday over visiting Wisconsin
Tyler Scaife, Sr., G, RU: Collected 25 points, four rebounds, four assists and a season-high four steals in the Scarlet Knights’ only outing last week, a victory at Wisconsin last Wednesday

Freshman of the Week
Destiny Pitts, Minnesota
G/F – Detroit, Mich. – Detroit Country Day

• Averaged 15.0 points and 10.5 rebounds per game with a .421 three-point percentage last week in helping Minnesota to victories over two Top 25 opponents
• Posted her team-high sixth double-double of the season last Wednesday against No. 23 Michigan with 10 points and 12 rebounds
• Nearly had another double-double on Sunday against No. 10/9 Maryland, winding up with 20 points (including 6-of-11 three-pointers), nine rebounds and four assists
• Earns her seventh career Freshman of the Week honor, tying for the third-most honors in a single season in Big Ten history and most by a Minnesota student (seven by Amanda Zahui B. in 2013-14)
• Last Minnesota Freshman of the Week: Destiny Pitts (Jan. 8, 2018)


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

Jan. 29
P: Kaila Charles, So., MD
F: Jaelynn Penn, IND

Feb. 5
P: Megan Gustafson, Jr., IOWA
F: Lindsey Pulliam, NU

Feb. 12
P: Megan Gustafson, Jr., IOWA
F: Destiny Pitts, MINN

Feb. 19
P: Carlie Wagner, Sr., MINN
P: Kelsey Mitchell, Sr., OSU
F: Destiny Pitts, MINN