Minnesota and Ohio State Collect Final Big Ten Women's Basketball Weekly Honors

Gopher's Micaëlla Riché was named Big Ten Player of the Week.

Gopher's Micaëlla Riché was named Big Ten Player of the Week.

March 4, 2013

Park Ridge, Ill. -

Player of the Week
Micaëlla Riché, Minnesota
6-2, Jr., F, Gloucester, Ontario/Louis Riel

  • Averaged a double-double with 20.5 points and 10.0 rebounds per game in victories over No. 7 Penn State and Indiana last week
  • Posted a team-high 24 points on 9-of-10 shooting from the field in the Gophers’ win over the Lady Lions
  • Tallied her fifth career double-double with 17 points and 15 rebounds in Minnesota’s defeat of the Hoosiers
  • Wins her second Big Ten Player of the Week award and second this season
  • Last Minnesota Player of the Week: Rachel Banham (Dec. 10, 2012)

Freshman of the Week
Ameryst Alston, Ohio State
5-9, G, Canton, Ohio/McKinley

  • Averaged 10.0 points on 73 percent shooting, 5.0 rebounds, 2.0 steals and 1.5 assists per game in Ohio State’s wins over Illinois and Michigan last week
  • Notched eight points on 3-of-5 shooting and six rebounds in the Buckeyes’ win over the Illini
  • Recorded 12 points on 83 percent shooting, four rebounds, two assists and two steals in Ohio State’s victory over the Wolverines
  • Wins her second Big Ten Freshman of the Week honor
  • Last Ohio State Freshman of the Week: Ameryst Alston (Jan. 15, 2013)