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

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

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)