Iowa, Minnesota and Ohio State Earn Weekly Women's Basketball Awards
Dec. 18, 2017


Co-Player of the Week
Megan Gustafson, Iowa
F/C – Jr. – Port Wing, Wis. – South Shore

• Registered her nation-leading 11th double-double of the season with 26 points and 10 rebounds in the Hawkeyes’ win at in-state foe Northern Iowa on Sunday
• Connected on 11-of-15 shots from the field en route to her sixth 20-point game of the season
• Helped Iowa improve to 11-1 this season, its best start since 2010-11, when the Hawkeyes opened with a similar 11-1 record
• Earns her fourth career Player of the Week honor and third of the season
• Last Iowa Player of the Week: Megan Gustafson (Dec. 4, 2017)

Co-Player of the Week
Kelsey Mitchell, Ohio State
G – Sr. – Cincinnati, Ohio – Princeton

• Averaged 26.5 points, 7.0 assists and 4.0 rebounds per game last week while pacing the Buckeyes to victories over Dartmouth and Cincinnati
• Recorded her sixth 30-point game of the season on Sunday in her hometown of Cincinnati, scoring 31 points and adding a career-high nine assists and season-best seven rebounds against the Bearcats
• Collected Academic All-Big Ten honors in 2016 and 2017
• Earns her 10th career Player of the Week honor (second of the season), passing former Minnesota All-American Lindsay Whalen (nine from 2001-04) for fourth in Big Ten history
• Last Ohio State Player of the Week: Kelsey Mitchell (Nov. 27, 2017)

Big Ten Women’s Basketball Weekly Honor Roll
Katelynn Flaherty, Sr., G, MICH: Averaged 24.0 points per game with a .552 field-goal percentage and .556 three-point percentage last week in Michigan’s wins over North Florida and Fort Wayne
Kenisha Bell, Jr., G, MINN: Scored 26 points in Minnesota’s victory over Cal Poly on Dec. 13, while adding eight assists, six rebounds and four steals
Teniya Page, Jr., G, PSU: Registered a game-high 27 points on 10-of-18 shooting in the Lady Lions’ road win Sunday at in-state rival Pittsburgh

Freshman of the Week
Destiny Pitts, Minnesota
F – Detroit, Mich. – Detroit Country Day

• Scored 23 points and grabbed four rebounds in the Golden Gophers’ win over Cal Poly on Dec. 13
• Made 7-of-13 three-point field goals, including 3-of-5 in the third quarter when Minnesota scored a season-high 33 points
• Led the Golden Gophers’ season-best 16-of-38 performance from the three-point line, the second-most three-pointers made and attempted by a Big Ten school this season
• Earns her third career Freshman of the Week honor
• Last Minnesota Freshman of the Week: Destiny Pitts (Nov. 27, 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

Dec. 18
P: Megan Gustafson, Jr., IOWA
P: Kelsey Mitchell, Sr., OSU
F: Destiny Pitts, MINN