Holmes Named Big Ten Co-Player Of The Week, Garzon Earns Big Ten Freshman Of The Week Honors


ROSEMONT, Ill. – Senior forward Mackenzie Holmes was named the Big Ten Player of the Week while freshman guard Yarden Garzon is the Big Ten Freshman of the Week, announced by the league office on Monday.


It marks the second time this season the duo has swept the weekly awards, also earned player and freshman of the week honors on Nov. 28, 2022. Holmes earns her fourth player of the week honor her career, tying for the second-most of any Indiana women’s basketball player in the program’s history Garzon becomes the fifth player in IU history to be named a Big Ten Freshman of the Week on multiple occasions.


Holmes averaged 24.0 points, 6.7 rebounds while shooting 70 percent from the floor in three wins for No. 6 Indiana last week also averaged 1.3 blocks and 1.7 assists per game. She started off the week with a double-double, her ninth of the year, at No. 13/16 Michigan where she had 25 points and 10 rebounds. In the victory on Thursday against No. 2/5 Ohio State, Holmes led with a team-high 26 points and chipped in four rebounds, an assist and a block while going 11-for-13 from the floor. The Gorham, Maine native shot 72.7 percent against Rutgers on Sunday where she converted on 8 of 11 shots and added six boards along with three assists, two steals and two blocks.


Garzon averaged 14.7 points, 6.3 rebounds, 2.3 assists, 1.3 steals and shot 56.7 percent from the floor and 55.6 percent from the 3-point line in IU’s three victories. The Ra’anana, Israel native went 4-for-5 from the floor including a 2-for-3 effort beyond the arc at No. 13/16 Michigan as she added five rebounds, a block and a steal. On Thursday against No. 2/5 Ohio State, Garzon had her first career double-double with 20 points and 10 rebounds where she hit four 3-pointers and distributed three assists and had three steals. Garzon closed out the week against Rutgers, where she went 5-for-8 from the floor and 4-for-6 from 3-point range to go along with four rebounds and three assists.


No. 4 Indiana will face Minnesota on the road on Wednesday night. Tipoff in Williams Arena is set for 8 p.m. ET.