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Maryland and Michigan Earn Big Ten Weekly Women’s Basketball Awards

by | Feb 25, 2019 | Basketball Blogs, RRSN News | 0 comments

Terrapins’ Kaila Charles and Wolverines’ Naz Hillmon are this week’s honorees

Player of the Week

Kaila Charles, Maryland

G – Jr. – Glenn Dale, Md. – Riverdale Baptist – Major: Communication

Scored a game-high 29 points (on 13-of-23 shooting) while grabbing eight rebounds and blocking three shots for the No. 8/9 Terrapins in a win over Minnesota on Feb. 21

Tallied 17 points in the final 15:36 of the game, including the game-tying layup with six seconds left and the game-winning layup with 0.9 seconds to play

Tied her career highs for field goals made and blocks

Received Academic All-Big Ten honors in 2017-18

Earns her second Big Ten Player of the Week award

Last Maryland Player of the Week: Kaila Charles (Jan. 29, 2018)

Big Ten Women’s Basketball Weekly Honor Roll

Megan Gustafson, Sr., F/C, IOWA: Scored 26 points and added 12 rebounds for the No. 10/10 Hawkeyes on Feb. 21 in a Big Ten matchup at Indiana

Naz Hillmon, Fr., F, MICH: See below

Pallas Kunaiyi-Akpanah, Sr., F, NU: Became the 23rd Big Ten student in conference history (and second this year) to grab 1,000 career rebounds with 19 points and 13 rebounds against Nebraska on Feb. 21

Freshman of the Week

Naz Hillmon, Michigan

F – Cleveland, Ohio – Gilmour Academy – Major: Undeclared

Averaged 24.0 points, 9.0 rebounds and 3.5 steals per game with a .731 field goal percentage and a double-double last week as Michigan split Big Ten matchups with Rutgers (win) and Michigan State (loss)

Registered her seventh double-double of the season Sunday at MSU with a career-high 27 points (on 11-of-13 shooting), 11 rebounds and a career-best six steals

Contributed 21 points and seven rebounds in a home win over Rutgers on Feb. 21

Collects her sixth Freshman of the Week award

Last Michigan Freshman of the Week: Naz Hillmon (Feb. 11, 2019)