Big Ten Women's Basketball Players of the Week

December 9, 2013

Player and Freshman of the Week

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Amanda Zahui B., Minnesota

Fr., C, Stockholm, Sweden/Igelstavikens Gymnasium

·         Averaged 21.5 points on 76 percent shooting, 9.5 rebounds and 3.5 blocks as Minnesota earned a pair of triumphs last week over Miami (Fla.) and North Dakota

·         Made all seven of her attempts from the field in a win over the Hurricanes, totaling 18 points, seven boards and three blocks in the seven-point win

·         Accounted for more than half of her team’s points against North Dakota, finishing with 25 tallies, 12 rebounds and four blocks in the 46-44 win

·         Was named both Player and Freshman of the Week for the second time this season

·         Last Minnesota Player of the Week: Amanda Zahui B. (Nov. 25, 2013)

·         Last Minnesota Freshman of the Week: Amanda Zahui B. (Nov. 25, 2013)


Big Ten Player of the Week Honor Roll

Larryn Brooks, Fr., G, IND:  Poured in 37 points against Virginia Tech, the most by a Big Ten player this season, en route to averaging 23.5 points and 5.0 rebounds in leading Indiana to two wins last week

Melissa Dixon, Jr., G, IOWA:  Helped Iowa to wins over nationally ranked Syracuse and Idaho State last week after averaging 25.5 points per game, while converting 13-of-21 three-point attempts

Jordan Hooper, Sr., F, NEB:  Averaged a double-double last week, finishing with 25.5 points and 11.5 rebounds, highlighted by a 33-point, 14-rebound effort against Utah State


Big Ten Players of the Week:

Nov. 12

P: Samantha Logic, Jr., IOWA

F: Larryn Brooks, IND

F: Nia Coffey, NU


Nov. 18

P: Amber Moore, Sr., ILL

F: Aerial Powers, MSU


Nov. 25

P: Amanda Zahui B., Fr., MINN

F: Amanda Zahui B., MINN


Dec. 1

P: Nia Coffey, Fr., NU

F: Nia Coffey, NU


Dec. 8

P: Amanda Zahui B., Fr., MINN

F: Amanda Zahui B., MINN



Big Ten Player of the Week Honor Roll:

Nov. 12: Jordan Hooper, Sr., NEB; Ameryst Alston, So., OSU; Maggie Lucas, Sr., PSU

Nov. 18: Aerial Powers, Fr., MSU; Rachel Theriot, So., NEB; Courtney Moses, Sr., PUR

Nov. 25: Samantha Logic, Jr., IOWA; Nicole Elmblad, Jr., MICH; Emily Cady, Jr., NEB

Dec. 1: Melissa Dixon, Jr., IOWA; Rachel Banham, Jr., MINN; Taylor Wurtz, Sr., WIS

Dec. 8: Larryn Brooks, Fr., IND; Melissa Dixon, Jr., IOWA; Jordan Hooper, Sr., NEB

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