Women's Basketball Media Information

Sept. 11, 2008

Big Ten Women's Basketball Media Day
Big Ten Women's Basketball Media Day will be held in conjunction with the Men's Basketball Media Day on Sunday, Oct. 26, at the O'Hare Marriott in Chicago, Ill.  Format and times will be set at a later date.  For credential requests, please contact Valerie Todryk at the Big Ten office.

Weekly Teleconference
The Big Ten will host a women's basketball coaches teleconference at 10 a.m. EST three times during the season. Dates of the teleconference are Jan. 6, Feb. 3 and March 3. Contact Valerie Todryk at the Big Ten office at 847-696-1010 for the teleconference phone number.

The Big Ten Conference official website can be accessed by visiting www.bigten.org. Statistical information and standings for all sports are updated on the website frequently. Additional information such as schedules, news releases, feature stories and links to each Big Ten university and athletic department web site can also be found on the site.

Big Ten Players of the Week
A Big Ten Player of the Week is selected for women's basketball from nominations submitted by the sports information offices.  Award winners are chosen by a vote of the conference communications staff and announced Monday morning until the conclusion of the regular season.

Other Awards and Honors
In women's basketball, the 11 Big Ten coaches along with a pre-determined 22-member media panel choose a first-, second- and third-team All-Conference squad along with Coach, Player and Freshman of the Year.  In addition, the coaches also select an All-Freshman team as well as a Defensive Player of the Year.  These postseason awards are announced prior to the final coaches' weekly teleconference on the Tuesday morning of Big Ten Tournament week.



Academic All-Big Ten teams are named for every sport. The teams are composed of all letterwinners who have a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or better. Freshmen and first-year junior college transfers are not eligible for Academic All-Big Ten selection.

Big Ten Conference publications are available for sale to the general public by contacting the Big Ten office.