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.

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)