Minnesota, Northwestern Garner First Weekly Awards of 2012-13 Season

Northwestern's Lauren Douglas was named Big Ten Freshman of the Week on Monday.

Nov. 12, 2012

Player of the Week
Micaëlla Riché, Minnesota
6-2, Jr., F, Gloucester, Ontario/Louis Riel
• Averaged a double-double with 24.5 points and 10.0 rebounds per game, while shooting 68 percent from the floor, to help Minnesota win the Best Buy Classic over the weekend
• Posted career highs with 29 points and 14 rebounds in a double-overtime victory against Washington State, a game in which she played 49 minutes
• Added her second 20-point outing of the weekend against Villanova, finishing with 20 points and six rebounds, also adding two blocks in just 25 minutes of play
• Wins her first Big Ten Player of the Week award
• Last Minnesota Player of the Week: Rachel Banham (Jan. 9, 2012)

Freshman of the Week
Lauren Douglas, Northwestern
6-2, F, Collierville, Tenn./Briarcrest Christian
• Averaged 13.5 points, 8.0 rebounds and 4.0 assists per game to help Northwestern to a pair of victories in her debut weekend
• Posted her first collegiate double-double on Sunday against Central Michigan, finishing with 20 points and 10 rebounds, adding two assists and two blocks in the victory
• In her debut against Tennessee-Martin, finished with seven points, six rebounds, six assists and two steals in the Wildcat win
• Wins her first Big Ten Freshman of the Week honor
• Last Northwestern Freshman of the Week: Morgan Jones (Feb. 7, 2012)