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Iowa Sweeps Big Ten Weekly Women’s Basketball Awards

by | Feb 1, 2021 | Basketball Blogs | 0 comments

Hawkeyes’ Clark and Czinano are this week’s conference honorees

Player of the Week

Monika Czinano, Iowa

Jr. – F/C – Watertown, Minn. – Watertown-Mayer – Major: Biology

Averaged 28.5 points and 8.0 rebounds per game with an .848 field-goal percentage (28-of-33) and a double-double last week as Iowa split conference matchups against Northwestern (loss) and at Minnesota (win)

Posted her second double-double of the season with a career-high 34 points (on 17-of-19 shooting) and grabbed 11 rebounds in a Jan. 28 loss to No. 23/23 Northwestern

Set what is believed to be a Big Ten record by making her first 15 shots against Northwestern, and extending her conference-record streak to 18 consecutive made field goals (dating back to her previous game on Jan. 18 vs. Purdue)

Followed up with 23 points (on 11-of-14 shooting) in Sunday’s victory at Minnesota

Received Academic All-Big Ten honors in 2019-20

Earns her first career Big Ten Player of the Week award

Last Iowa Player of the Week: Caitlin Clark (Dec. 14, 2020)

Big Ten Women’s Basketball Weekly Honor Roll

Ashley Owusu, So., G, MD: Averaged 26.5 ppg., 7.0 apg. and 3.5 rpg. in two conference games last week, including 33 points, nine assists and six rebounds on Jan. 25 in a two-point loss at No. 14/11 Ohio State

Braxtin Miller, Sr., G, OSU: Registered 21.5 ppg. and 4.0 spg. to help the Buckeyes to a pair of top-15 wins last week, highlighted by a season-high 25 points and five steals in a Jan. 28 win at No. 16/15 Indiana

Johnasia Cash, Sr., F, PSU: Became the first Lady Lion since 2007 to record three consecutive double-doubles, averaging 21.3 ppg. and 12.3 rpg. in a 2-1 week for PSU, including a career-high 28 points in Sunday’s win at Purdue

Freshman of the Week

Caitlin Clark, Iowa

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

Nearly averaged a double-double last week, recording 22.5 points and 9.5 assists per game for the Hawkeyes who went 1-1 in Big Ten play against Northwestern (loss) and at Minnesota (win)

Recorded her fifth double-double of the season in Sunday’s win at Minnesota, finishing with 22 points and 11 assists

Added 23 points and eight assists in Iowa’s Jan. 25 loss to No. 23/23 Northwestern

Collects the eighth Freshman of the Week award of her career, tying for 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 (Jan. 18, 2021)