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Iowa and Penn State Earn Big Ten Weekly Women’s Basketball Awards

by | Feb 8, 2021 | Basketball Blogs | 0 comments


Hawkeyes’ Clark and Lady Lions’ Cash latest to be chosen for conference honors

Player of the Week

Johnasia Cash, Penn State

Sr. – F – McKeesport, Pa. – McKeesport – Major: Recreation, Park & Tourism Management

Averaged 22.5 points and 11.5 rebounds with a .630 field-goal percentage and a double-double in two Lady Lion victories last week

Recorded 27 points and a career-high 19 rebounds in a Feb. 4 win over Nebraska, extending her streak of consecutive double-doubles to four in a row, the longest by a PSU player since 1997 (Angie Potthoff)

Needed just 16 minutes to score 18 points (8-11 FG) in Sunday’s victory over Wisconsin, stretching Penn State’s active conference winning streak to four in a row, its longest since 2017

Earns her first career Big Ten Player of the Week award

Last Penn State Player of the Week: Kamaria McDaniel (Dec. 9, 2019)

Big Ten Women’s Basketball Weekly Honor Roll

Mackenzie Holmes, So., F, IND: Registered 25 points (12-17 FG), 13 rebounds and four blocks in the Hoosiers’ win at Iowa on Sunday, Indiana’s first at Carver-Hawkeye Arena since 1994

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

Veronica Burton, Jr., G, NU: Logged 19.5 ppg., 9.5 rpg., 5.5 apg. and 3.0 spg. in the Wildcats’ two victories last week over No. 11 Ohio State and at Michigan State

Freshman of the Week

Caitlin Clark, Iowa

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

Averaged 30.0 points, 5.0 assists and 4.0 rebounds per game in the Hawkeyes’ two conference matchups last week

Scored 30 points in both contests at No. 11/13 Ohio State and at home against No. 17 Indiana, giving her a conference-leading six 30-point games this season

Finished with nine assists at OSU, one shy of what would have been her sixth double-double this season

Collects the ninth Freshman of the Week award of her career, the second-most freshman honors in a single season (most since Nebraska’s Jessica Shepard earned a conference-record 10 awards in 2015-16)

Last Iowa Freshman of the Week: Caitlin Clark (Feb. 1, 2021)