Iowa and Minnesota Collect Women's Basketball Weekly Awards

Minnesota's Mikayla Bailey was named Big Ten Freshman of the Week on Monday.

Minnesota's Mikayla Bailey was named Big Ten Freshman of the Week on Monday.

Nov. 19, 2012

Player of the Week
Morgan Johnson, Iowa
6-5, Sr., C, Platte City, Mo./Platte County

  • Averaged 20 points, 9.5 rebounds, and 2.0 blocks per game, while shooting 76 percent from the floor, in two preseason WNIT contests against Middle Tennessee and North Carolina
  • Posted 20 points, eight rebounds and two blocks in an overtime victory against Middle Tennessee in the semifinals
  • Added her second 20-point outing of the weekend in the final against North Carolina, finishing with 20 points and 11 rebounds for her 13th career double-double, also adding two blocks and two steals
  • Earns the second Player of the Week honor of her career
  • Last Iowa Player of the Week: Samantha Logic (Feb. 28, 2012)

Freshman of the Week
Mikayla Bailey, Minnesota
5-9, G, Maple Grove, Minn./Osseo

  • Averaged 9.5 points, 3.5 assists, 2.5 rebounds and 1.5 steals per game, while shooting 60 percent from the floor, to help Minnesota to a pair of victories
  • Tallied seven points, four rebounds, four assists, two steals and a block in the win over Ohio
  • Posted a career-high 12 points, adding three assists and a steal on Sunday against Maine
  • Wins her first Big Ten Freshman of the Week honor
  • Last Minnesota Freshman of the Week: Rachel Banham (Jan. 31, 2012)

2012-13 Big Ten Players of the Week

Nov. 12             P: Micaëlla Riché, Jr., MINN
                         F: Lauren Douglas, NU

Nov. 19             P: Morgan Johnson, Sr., IOWA
                         F: Mikayla Bailey, MINN