Nebraska Sweeps Weekly Women’s Basketball Awards
Dec. 11, 2017


Player of the Week
Hannah Whitish, Nebraska
G – So. – Barneveld, Wis. – Barneveld

• Averaged 29.0 points, 5.5 rebounds, 5.0 assists and 2.5 steals per game last week in leading the Huskers to road wins at Kansas and Drake
• Scored career-high 29 points on Dec. 6 at previously unbeaten Kansas, making her final seven shots from the floor and singlehandedly outscoring the Jayhawks, 25-13 in the second half, including 8-of-8 free throws in the final 1:29 to seal the victory
• Tied her career high with 29 points and added six rebounds and six assists in Nebraska’s double-overtime win at Drake last Saturday, again converting eight consecutive free throws down the stretch to hand the Bulldogs their second home loss in the past 24 games
• Earns her first career Player of the Week honor
• Last Nebraska Player of the Week: Jessica Shepard (Jan. 25, 2016)

Big Ten Women’s Basketball Weekly Honor Roll
Megan Gustafson, Jr., F/C, IOWA: Averaged 17.5 points and 12.0 rebounds per game with a .733 field-goal percentage and two double-doubles in the Hawkeyes’ wins over Iowa State and Arkansas-Pine Bluff last week
Kelsey Mitchell, Sr., G, OSU: Contributed a game-high 30 points and a season-best five steals in Ohio State’s win at Florida, becoming the Buckeyes’ all-time leading scorer and moving into third place on the Big Ten career scoring list (2,840 points)
Tyler Scaife, Sr., G, RU: Averaged 23.3 points per game with a .542 field-goal percentage last week, scoring at least 20 points for the Scarlet Knights in wins over Virginia, Seton Hall and Fairleigh Dickinson

Freshman of the Week
Kate Cain, Nebraska
C – Middletown, N.Y. – Pine Bush

• Tallied 12.0 points, 11.5 rebounds and 4.5 blocks per game with a .611 field-goal percentage and a double-double last week as part of Nebraska’s road victories at Kansas and Drake
• Registered 19 points, 14 rebounds and four blocks to post her third double-double of the season in the Huskers’ win at Drake
• Added five points, nine rebounds and five blocks in the midweek victory at Kansas, helping Nebraska hold the Jayhawks to four points (all on free throws) in the fourth quarter
• Earns her third career Freshman of the Week honor and second in as many weeks
• Last Nebraska Freshman of the Week: Kate Cain (Dec. 4, 2017)

2017-18 Big Ten Players of the Week
Nov. 13
P: Megan Gustafson, Jr., IOWA
F: Kate Cain, NEB
F: Karissa McLaughlin, PUR

Nov. 20
P: Kenisha Bell, Jr., MINN
P: Ae’Rianna Harris, So., PUR
F: Destiny Pitts, MINN

Nov. 27
P: Kelsey Mitchell, Sr., OSU
F: Destiny Pitts, MINN

Dec. 4
P: Megan Gustafson, Jr., IOWA
F: Kate Cain, NEB

Dec. 11
P: Hannah Whitish, So., NEB
F: Kate Cain, NEB