Indiana's Valentin and Ohio State's Packer Tabbed Players of the Week

Feb. 20, 2006

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

Valentin was a hero during Sunday's overtime win over No. 10 Purdue in West Lafayette. She notched a team-high 25 points, including a deep three-pointer with five seconds in regulation to send the game into overtime at 55-55.  In the overtime period, Valentin came up big for the Hoosiers, scoring six of Indiana's eight points, including two free throws with two seconds on the clock to seal the Hoosier victory. She was an impressive 5-of-6 from three-point range on the afternoon and the five treys set a season high.  Valentin also managed to grab four rebounds, dish out four assists and register two steals.

This is the second-straight weekly honor for Valentin and the third of her career.

Last IND POW:  Cyndi Valentin (2/13/06)

Marscilla Packer, Ohio State
SO, 5-9, G, Pickerington, Ohio/Pickerington

Packer netted a career-high 32 points and tied an Ohio State record with eight three-point field goals in the No. 6/7 Buckeyes' 76-55 win at No. 17/16 Minnesota. She finished the game 12-for-15 from the floor, including an 8-of-10 clip from three-point land. Her 80 percent mark from beyond the arc is the best all-time at Ohio State when attempting 10 or more treys in a game.  Packer also added four assists against just one turnover.

This is the first weekly honor of Packer's career.

Last OSU POW:  Jessica Davenport (2/6/06)