Minnesota, Penn State, Purdue, Wisconsin Share Weekly Honors

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)