Michigan and Michigan State Earn Weekly Women’s Basketball Awards

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Wolverines’ Naz Hillmon and Spartans’ Jenna Allen are this week’s honorees

Player of the Week

Jenna Allen, Michigan State

C – Sr. – Bedford, Ind. – Bedford North Lawrence

Averaged 21.5 points and 5.5 rebounds per game with a .708 field goal percentage and .625 three-point percentage last week as the Spartans earned wins over No. 3 Oregon and Oakland

Scored a season-high 27 points on 11-of-14 shooting (3-of-4 on three-pointers) in Sunday’s win over the third-ranked Ducks, the highest-ranked opponent MSU has defeated since April 3, 2005 (No. 3 Tennessee in the NCAA Women’s Final Four national semifinals in Indianapolis)

Also named espnW National Player of the Week on Monday, the first Big Ten student to receive that award since Nov. 27, 2017 (Ohio State’s Kelsey Mitchell)

Collected Academic All-Big Ten honors the past two seasons

Earns her first career Player of the Week award

Last Michigan State Player of the Week: Taryn McCutcheon (Jan. 15, 2018)

Big Ten Women’s Basketball Weekly Honor Roll

Megan Gustafson, Sr., F/C, IOWA: Registered 22.5 points, 13.0 rebounds and 2.5 blocks per game with a .667 field goal percentage and two double-doubles in last week’s wins over Iowa State and IUPUI

Brianna Fraser, Sr., F, MD: Posted a double-double in the Terrapins’ win over James Madison on Dec. 8 with a career high-tying 24 points (9-12 FG) and 11 rebounds in 27 minutes

Destiny Pitts, So., G/F, MINN: Averaged 25.0 points and 5.0 rebounds per game with a .636 field goal percentage and .647 three-point percentage last week, including a career-high 35 points in Sunday’s win at Boston College

Freshman of the Week

Naz Hillmon, Michigan

F – Cleveland, Ohio – Gilmour Academy

Averaged 20.0 points and 9.5 rebounds per game with an .800 field goal percentage and a double-double last week, leading Michigan to wins over LIU Brooklyn and Oakland

Had a near-perfect shooting night against LIU Brooklyn on Dec. 6, making 10-of-11 shots en route to her first career double-double with a career-high 24 points and 10 rebounds in 24 minutes

Added 16 points and nine rebounds in Sunday’s win at Oakland

Earns her first career Freshman of the Week honor

Last Michigan Freshman of the Week: Hailey Brown (Jan. 15, 2018)

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