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Iowa and Nebraska Earn Big Ten Weekly Women’s Basketball Awards

Huskers’ Bourne and Hawkeyes’ Clark selected for honors; Clark set conference record with 11th Big Ten Freshman of the Week accolade

Player of the Week

Isabelle Bourne, Nebraska

So. – F – Canberra, Australia – Australian Institute of Sport – Major: Undeclared

• Averaged 21.5 points, 14.0 rebounds and 2.0 blocks per game with two double-doubles last week, leading the Huskers to a pair of wins, including a road victory at No. 24/22 Northwestern

• Tallied 21 points and a career-high 17 points in the Feb. 17 win at NU, Nebraska’s fourth Top 25 victory this season

• Tied her career high with 22 points and grabbed 11 rebounds in Sunday’s win over Penn State

• Earns her first career Big Ten Player of the Week award

• Last Nebraska Player of the Week: Kate Cain (Jan. 18, 2021)

Big Ten Women’s Basketball Weekly Honor Roll

Caitlin Clark, Fr., G, IOWA: See below

Naz Hillmon, Jr., F, MICH: Averaged 27.0 ppg. and 9.0 rpg. with a .682 field-goal percentage and a double-double in a 2-1 week for Michigan, including 27 points in Sunday’s win over No. 15/13 Ohio State

Arella Guirantes, Grad., G, RU: Registered 23.0 ppg., 5.5 rpg. and 4.5 apg. with a .613 field-goal percentage last week as RU extended its winning streak to five games with victories over Minnesota and Illinois

Freshman of the Week

Caitlin Clark, Iowa

G – West Des Moines, Iowa – Dowling Catholic – Major: Undeclared

• Recorded her fourth consecutive 30-point game and eighth of the season on Feb. 18 against Penn State, finishing with a game-high 32 points (12-21 FG, 6-11 3FG) in Iowa’s 88-81 win at Carver-Hawkeye Arena

• Her eight 30-point games this season are the most by an NCAA Division I freshman since 2009-10, when Delaware’s Elena Delle Donne and Oral Roberts’ Kevi Luper also had eight such outings

• Also contributed seven assists and six rebounds in the Hawkeyes’ victory

• Collects the 11th Big Ten Freshman of the Week award of her career, setting a conference record and surpassing the previous mark of 10 freshman weekly honors by Nebraska’s Jessica Shepard in 2015-16

• Has the second-most individual weekly awards in a single season in Big Ten women’s basketball history, topped only by Iowa’s Megan Gustafson, who had 13 Big Ten Player of the Week honors in 2018-19 on the way to being chosen the consensus National Player of the Year

• Last Iowa Freshman of the Week: Caitlin Clark (Feb. 15, 2021)

2020-21 Big Ten Players of the Week

Nov. 30

P: Naz Hillmon, Jr., MICH

F: Caitlin Clark, IOWA

F: Angel Reese, MD

Dec. 7

P: Caitlin Clark, Fr., IOWA

F: Caitlin Clark, IOWA

Dec. 14

P: Caitlin Clark, Fr., IOWA

F: Caitlin Clark, IOWA

Dec. 21

P: Arella Guirantes, Sr., RU

F: Diamond Johnson, RU

Dec. 28

P: Caitlin Clark, Fr., IOWA

P: Arella Guirantes, Sr., RU

F: Caitlin Clark, IOWA

Jan. 4

P: Leigha Brown, Jr., MICH

F: Caitlin Clark, IOWA

Jan. 11

P: Naz Hillmon, Jr., MICH

F: Caitlin Clark, IOWA

Jan. 18

P: Kate Cain, Sr., NEB

F: Caitlin Clark, IOWA

Jan. 25

P: Naz Hillmon, Jr., MICH

F: Madison Layden, PUR

Feb. 1

P: Monika Czinano, Jr., IOWA

F: Caitlin Clark, IOWA

Feb. 8

P: Johnasia Cash, Sr., PSU

F: Caitlin Clark, IOWA

Feb. 15

P: Caitlin Clark, Fr., IOWA

P: Imani Lewis, Jr., WIS

F: Caitlin Clark, IOWA

Feb. 22

P: Isabelle Bourne, So., NEB

F: Caitlin Clark, IOWA

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