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Indiana and Maryland Earn Big Ten Weekly Women’s Basketball Awards

Hoosiers’ Ali Patberg and Terrapins’ Ashley Owusu are final weekly honorees of the 2019-20 season

Player of the Week

Ali Patberg, Indiana

G – Jr. – Columbus, Ind. – Columbus North – Major: Finance

• Averaged 23.5 points and 5.5 assists per game with a .633 field-goal percentage while pacing the nationally-ranked Hoosiers to a pair of Big Ten wins last week

• Posted a game-high 26 points, five rebounds and four assists in Indiana’s Feb. 27 win over Nebraska

• Added a game-best 21 points and seven assists in Sunday’s victory at Michigan, the Hoosiers’ first in Ann Arbor since 2009

• Named an Academic All-Big Ten honoree in 2018-19

• Earns her first Big Ten Player of the Week award

• Last Indiana Player of the Week: Grace Berger (Nov. 25, 2019)

Big Ten Women’s Basketball Weekly Honor Roll

Stephanie Jones, Sr., F, MD: Averaged 15.5 ppg. and 6.5 rpg. with a .684 field-goal percentage as the nationally-ranked Terrapins extended their winning streak to 14 games and clinched a share of their fifth Big Ten title in six years

Leigha Brown, So., G, NEB: Registered 22 points on 7-of-12 shooting in the Huskers’ regular-season finale on Feb. 27 at Indiana

Arella Guirantes, Jr., G, RU: Tallied 21.5 ppg., 5.0 rpg. and 2.5 bpg. in Rutgers’ two wins last week, including six points in overtime of the Scarlet Knights’ victory over top-20 foe Iowa on Sunday.

Freshman of the Week

Ashley Owusu, Maryland

G – Woodbridge, Va. – Paul XI – Major: Letters & Sciences

• Averaged 12.5 points, 7.0 assists and 3.5 steals per game last week to help Maryland stretch its winning streak to 14 games and secure a piece of its fifth Big Ten title in six seasons as a conference member

• Posted 17 points, five assists and four steals on Sunday in the Terrapins’ win at Minnesota

• Had a near double-double on Feb. 25 against Purdue with eight points and nine assists

• Collects her fourth Freshman of the Week award

• Last Maryland Freshman of the Week: Ashley Owusu (Feb. 10, 2020)

2019-20 Big Ten Players of the Week

Nov. 11

P: Arella Guirantes, Jr., RU

F: Mackenzie Holmes, IND

Nov. 18

P: Nia Clouden, So., MSU

F: Ashley Owusu, MD

Nov. 25

P: Grace Berger, So., IND

F: Ashley Owusu, MD

Dec. 2

P: Arella Guirantes, Jr., RU

F: Sara Scalia, MINN

Dec. 9

P: Taiye Bello, Sr., MINN

P: Kamaria McDaniel, Jr., PSU

F: Kierstan Bell, OSU

Dec. 16

P: Destiny Pitts, Jr., MINN

F: Kennedi Myles, ILL

Dec. 23

P: Dorka Juhász, So., OSU

F: Jacy Sheldon, OSU

Dec. 30

P: Kaila Charles, Sr., MD

F: Mackenzie Holmes, IND

Jan. 6

P: Kathleen Doyle, Sr., IOWA

F: Kierstan Bell, OSU

Jan. 13

P: Kathleen Doyle, Sr., IOWA

F: Kierstan Bell, OSU

Jan. 20

P: Abi Scheid, Sr., NU

F: Mackenzie Holmes, IND

F: Sara Scalia, MINN

Jan. 28

P: Ae’Rianna Harris, Sr., PUR

F: McKenna Warnock, IOWA

Feb. 3

P: Naz Hillmon, So., F, MICH

F: Jasmine Powell, MINN

F: Sydney Hilliard, WIS

Feb. 10

P: Kaila Charles, Sr., MD

F: Ashley Owusu, MD

Feb. 17

P: Stephanie Jones, Sr., MD

F: Madison Greene, G, OSU

Feb. 24

P: Lindsey Pulliam, Jr., NU

F: Jasmine Powell, MINN

March 2

P: Ali Patberg, Jr., IND

F: Ashley Owusu, MD