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Iowa and Nebraska Earn Big Ten Weekly Women’s Basketball Awards

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Iowa and Nebraska Earn Big Ten Weekly Women’s Basketball Awards

Hawkeyes’ Clark and Huskers’ Cain are this week’s conference honorees

Player of the Week

Kate Cain, Nebraska

Sr. – C – Middletown, N.Y. – Pine Bush – Major: Master of Business Administration (MBA)

• Nearly produced a triple-double on Jan. 16 in Nebraska’s win over No. 15 Ohio State, tying her career high with 22 points (on 10-of-14 shooting), while adding 12 rebounds and nine blocks

• Her nine blocks also tied for the second-highest single-game total in school history

• Has twice been named a Big Ten Distinguished Scholar and Academic All-Big Ten selection (2019, 2020) and earned her undergraduate degree in management in August 2020

• Earns her first career Big Ten Player of the Week award

• Last Nebraska Player of the Week: Hannah Whitish (Dec. 11, 2017)

Big Ten Women’s Basketball Weekly Honor Roll

Grace Berger, Jr., G, IND: Scored a game-high 22 points (8-13 FG) while gathering seven assists and five rebounds in the Hoosiers’ Jan. 14 win at Purdue

Caitlin Clark, Fr., G, IOWA: See below

Chloe Bibby, Sr., F/G, MD: Paced the Terrapins to a pair of conference road wins last week, averaging 19.5 ppg., 7.5 rpg. and 4.0 apg., including 22 points (one off her season high) in a Jan. 14 victory at Minnesota

Freshman of the Week

Caitlin Clark, Iowa

Fr. – G – West Des Moines, Iowa – Dowling Catholic – Major: Undeclared

• Recorded her fourth career double-double on Jan. 13 in a two-point overtime loss to No. 15 Ohio State, finishing with 27 points, 10 rebounds and five assists

• Ended up with game-high honors for points and assists, while posting the second-most rebounds in the contest

• Scored 13 first-quarter points, including four three-pointers, on the way to her ninth 20-point game this season

• Collects the seventh Freshman of the Week award of her career, tying for the third-most freshman honors in a single season (most since Minnesota’s Destiny Pitts earned seven awards in 2017-18)

• Last Iowa Freshman of the Week: Caitlin Clark (Jan. 11, 2021)

2020-21 Big Ten Players of the Week

Nov. 30

P: Naz Hillmon, Jr., MICH

F: Caitlin Clark, IOWA

F: Angel Reese, MD

Dec. 7

P: Caitlin Clark, Fr., IOWA

F: Caitlin Clark, IOWA

Dec. 14

P: Caitlin Clark, Fr., IOWA

F: Caitlin Clark, IOWA

Dec. 21

P: Arella Guirantes, Sr., RU

F: Diamond Johnson, RU

Dec. 28

P: Caitlin Clark, Fr., IOWA

P: Arella Guirantes, Sr., RU

F: Caitlin Clark, IOWA

Jan. 4

P: Leigha Brown, Jr., MICH

F: Caitlin Clark, IOWA

Jan. 11

P: Naz Hillmon, Jr., MICH

F: Caitlin Clark, IOWA

Jan. 18

P: Kate Cain, Sr., NEB

F: Caitlin Clark, IOWA