Minnesota, Penn State, Purdue, Wisconsin Share Weekly Honors

Wisconsin's Nicole Bauman shared Big Ten Freshman of the Week honors on Monday.

Wisconsin's Nicole Bauman shared Big Ten Freshman of the Week honors on Monday.

Dec. 10, 2012

Co-Players of the Week
Rachel Banham, Minnesota
5-9, So., G, Lakeville, Minn./Lakeville North
• Averaged 20.7 points, 6.0 rebounds, 6.0 assists and 2.0 steals per game in leading Minnesota to three victories last week
• Scored 21 points on 64.3 percent shooting against Denver, the first of two 20-point outings last week, while adding seven rebounds, seven assists and four steals
• Was 5-of-7 from 3-point range as part of a 64.7 percent shooting effort against UMKC, finishing with 29 points, seven boards and five assists
• Finished the week with a 12-point, six-assist performance against Robert Morris
• Wins her second Big Ten Player of the Week award and first this season
• Last Minnesota Player of the Week: Micaëlla Riché (Nov. 12, 2012)

Maggie Lucas, Penn State
5-9, Jr., G, Narberth, Pa./Germantown Academy
• Posted a career-high 39 points against Georgetown, setting a Bryce Jordan Center scoring record (men or women), to lead Penn State to the victory
• Also went 7-of-13 from 3-point range and had six steals and five rebounds against the Hoyas
• Against nationally ranked Connecticut, scored 15 points and hauled in four rebounds
• Finished the week averaging 27.0 points on 48 percent shooting, including 52.6 percent from long range, 4.5 rebounds and 3.5 steals in two games
• Wins her third Big Ten Player of the Week award and second this season
• Last Penn State Player of the Week: Maggie Lucas (Nov. 26, 2012)

Co-Freshman of the Week
Taylor Manuel, Purdue
Fr., St. Louis, Mo./Incarnate Word Academy
• Shot 71.4 percent from the field in two games last week, averaging 14 points and 3.5 rebounds in just 15 minutes per game
• Scored 12 points in 12 minutes against IPFW, going 5-of-6 from the field before scoring 16 points in 18 minutes of play against Tennessee-Martin, also adding five rebounds and two blocks
• Wins her first Big Ten Freshman of the Week honor
• Last Purdue Freshman of the Week: Courtney Moses (Feb. 21, 2011)


 

 

Nicole Bauman, Wisconsin
G, New Berlin, Wis./Eisenhower
• Scored a career-high 16 points, adding five steals and three rebounds in Wisconsin's three-point win over Marquette
• Was 4-of-5 from 3-point range and sank her only two free throws of the game with under a minute to play to help seal the Badger victory
• Wins her first Big Ten Freshman of the Week honor
• Last Wisconsin Freshman of the Week: Taylor Wurtz (Jan. 18, 2010)