Iowa, Minnesota and Ohio State Earn Weekly Women’s Basketball Awards

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Iowa’s Megan Gustafson, Minnesota’s Destiny Pitts and Ohio State’s Kelsey Mitchell are this week’s honorees

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)

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