Feb. 22, 2010
BIG TEN WOMEN’S BASKETBALL PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Beth Marshall, Northwestern
Jr., G, 5-5, Fishers, Ind./Hamilton Southeastern
Marshall collects her first career Player of the Week honor after leading Northwestern to a pair of wins against Indiana and Iowa last week. The junior averaged 20.5 points on 71.4 percent shooting (10-of-14), also dishing out 5.5 assists and collecting 4.0 rebounds per game. Marshall hit 75 percent of her three-point attempts (9-of-12) and sunk each of her 12 shots from the free-throw line, including clutch shots in the final minutes of each contest to seal the Wildcats’ 15th and 16th wins. With nine three-pointers on the week, the Fishers, Ind., native increased her season total to 50, which is tied for ninth on the program’s single-season list.
Last NU POW: Amy Jaeschke (Jan. 26, 2010)
FRESHMAN OF THE WEEK
Marisa Wolfe, Penn State
F, 6-2, Ford City, Pa./Ford City
Wolfe earns her first Freshman of the Week accolade after a career night in Penn State’s overtime win against Michigan on Thursday. The Ford City, Pa., native came off the bench to tally a career-high 13 points and six rebounds while playing a season-high 22 minutes. Wolfe shot 71.4 percent from the floor (5-for-7) and was a perfect 3-for-3 from the free-throw line, also with a blocked shot. Wolfe is the third different Lady Lion to be named Freshman of the Week this season, joining Nikki Greene (Dec. 14) and Alex Bentley (Jan. 18).
Last PSU FOW: Alex Bentley (Jan. 18, 2010)