Minnesota and Ohio State Earn Weekly Women’s Basketball Awards

Player of the Week

Kelsey Mitchell, Ohio State

G – Sr. – Cincinnati, Ohio – Princeton

• Earned MVP honors at the Play4Kay Showcase in Las Vegas and was named the espnW National Player of the Week after averaging 30.3 points, 4.3 rebounds and 4.0 assists per game last week, leading the Buckeyes to the tournament title

• Scored a season-high 37 points in an overtime win against No. 14/12 Stanford in the championship game, connecting on 19 of 20 free throws to tie the Big Ten and school records for free throws made

• Had 34 points and made 7-of-11 three-point field goals in the semifinals against Florida Gulf Coast to become the NCAA Division I record holder for career three-point field goals made (now with 404), topping the old mark held by UConn’s Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis (398 from 2012-15)

• Collected Academic All-Big Ten honors in 2016 and 2017

• Earns her ninth career Player of the Week honor, tying for fourth in Big Ten history with former Minnesota great Lindsay Whalen (nine from 2001-04)

• Last Ohio State Player of the Week: Kelsey Mitchell (Feb. 27, 2017)


Big Ten Women’s Basketball Weekly Honor Roll

Megan Gustafson, Jr., F/C, IOWA: Averaged 20.3 points, 12.7 rebounds and 2.0 blocks per game with a .674 field-goal percentage and three double-doubles in as many outings last week, helping the Hawkeyes to three wins and the Puerto Rico Classic title

Hallie Thome, Jr., C, MICH: Logged 23.0 points and 10.0 rebounds per game with a .762 field-goal percentage and a double-double in Michigan’s two victories last week

Destiny Pitts, Fr., G/F, MINN: See Freshman of the Week selection


Freshman of the Week

Destiny Pitts, Minnesota

G/F – Detroit, Mich. – Country Day

• Named MVP of UNLV’s Lady Rebel Round-Up after averaging 15.7 points and 10.7 rebounds per game, leading the Golden Gophers to their first Thanksgiving tournament title in nine years

• Scored a team-high 22 points in Sunday’s championship game win over host UNLV

• Posted a double-double with 18 points and 13 rebounds in the tournament opener against Wake Forest

• Earns her second career Freshman of the Week honor, and second in as many weeks

• Last Minnesota Freshman of the Week: Destiny Pitts (Nov. 20, 2017)


2017-18 Big Ten Players of the Week

Nov. 13

P: Megan Gustafson, Jr., IOWA

F: Kate Cain, NEB

F: Karissa McLaughlin, PUR


Nov. 20

P: Kenisha Bell, Jr., G, MINN

P: Ae’Rianna Harris, So., F, PUR

F: Destiny Pitts, MINN


Nov. 27

P: Kelsey Mitchell, Sr., G, OSU

F: Destiny Pitts, MINN


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