Minnesota and Northwestern Earn Big Ten Weekly Women’s Basketball Awards

Golden Gophers’ Jasmine Powell and Wildcats’ Lindsey Pulliam are this week’s honorees


Player of the Week

Lindsey Pulliam, Northwestern

G – Jr. – Silver Spring, Md. – Our Lady of Good Counsel – Major: Communications

• Also named espnW National Player of the Week on Monday

• Averaged 27.5 points, 6.5 rebounds and 5.0 assists per game with a .622 field-goal percentage and .667 three-point percentage last week as the nationally-ranked Wildcats earned a pair of Big Ten wins

• Scored 28 points on career-high 13-of-20 shooting in a Feb. 22 win at Wisconsin, and added 27 points on 10-of-17 shooting in NU’s victory over Rutgers on Feb. 19

• A 2018-19 Academic All-Big Ten selection

• Earns her first Big Ten Player of the Week award

• Last Northwestern Player of the Week: Abi Scheid (Jan. 20, 2020)

Big Ten Women’s Basketball Weekly Honor Roll

Ali Patberg, Jr., G, IND: Scored a season-high 29 points, including 25 in the first half, and made 12-of-22 shots in Indiana’s win at Minnesota on Feb. 22

Naz Hillmon, So., F, MICH: Averaged 20.5 ppg. and 11.5 rpg. with two double-doubles and a .696 field-goal percentage in the Wolverines’ two conference victories last week

Arella Guirantes, Jr., G, RU: Registered 27.5 ppg. and 4.5 rpg. with a .559 field-goal percentage in two Big Ten games last week, including a career-high 36 points and the game-winning shot in a Feb. 22 win over Ohio State

Freshman of the Week

Jasmine Powell, Minnesota

G – Detroit, Mich. – Detroit Country Day – Intended Major: Journalism

• Averaged 18.0 points, 3.0 rebounds and 1.5 steals per game in Minnesota’s two conference games last week

• Scored a team-high 21 points and tied her career high by going 3-of-5 from three-point range in the Golden Gophers’ matchup against No. 24 Indiana on Feb. 22

• Added 15 points and four rebounds in Minnesota’s game at Michigan State on Feb. 17

• Collects her second Freshman of the Week award

• Last Minnesota Freshman of the Week: Jasmine Powell (Feb. 3, 2020)


2019-20 Big Ten Players of the Week

Nov. 11

P: Arella Guirantes, Jr., RU

F: Mackenzie Holmes, IND


Nov. 18

P: Nia Clouden, So., MSU

F: Ashley Owusu, MD


Nov. 25

P: Grace Berger, So., IND

F: Ashley Owusu, MD


Dec. 2

P: Arella Guirantes, Jr., RU

F: Sara Scalia, MINN


Dec. 9

P: Taiye Bello, Sr., MINN

P: Kamaria McDaniel, Jr., PSU

F: Kierstan Bell, OSU


Dec. 16

P: Destiny Pitts, Jr., MINN

F: Kennedi Myles, ILL


Dec. 23

P: Dorka Juhász, So., OSU

F: Jacy Sheldon, OSU

Dec. 30

P: Kaila Charles, Sr., MD

F: Mackenzie Holmes, IND

Jan. 6

P: Kathleen Doyle, Sr., IOWA

F: Kierstan Bell, OSU

Jan. 13

P: Kathleen Doyle, Sr., IOWA

F: Kierstan Bell, OSU

Jan. 20

P: Abi Scheid, Sr., NU

F: Mackenzie Holmes, IND

F: Sara Scalia, MINN

Jan. 28

P: Ae’Rianna Harris, Sr., PUR

F: McKenna Warnock, IOWA

Feb. 3

P: Naz Hillmon, So., F, MICH

F: Jasmine Powell, MINN

F: Sydney Hilliard, WIS

Feb. 10

P: Kaila Charles, Sr., MD

F: Ashley Owusu, MD

Feb. 17

P: Stephanie Jones, Sr., MD

F: Madison Greene, G, OSU

Feb. 24

P: Lindsey Pulliam, Jr., NU

F: Jasmine Powell, MINN