Iowa and Ohio State Earn Big Ten Weekly Women’s Basketball Awards

Hawkeyes’ Kathleen Doyle and Buckeyes’ Kierstan Bell honored for second consecutive week

 

Player of the Week

Kathleen Doyle, Iowa

G – Sr. – La Grange Park, Ill. – Benet Academy – Major: Journalism

• Averaged 26.0 points, 6.0 rebounds and 6.0 assists per game with a .541 field-goal percentage and a double-double in the Hawkeyes’ two wins over ranked opponents last week

• Nearly posted a triple-double in Iowa’s double-overtime win over No. 12/13 Indiana on Sunday, finishing with 31 points, 10 assists and nine rebounds

• Contributed a team-high 21 points in the Hawkeyes’ victory over No. 17/16 Maryland on Jan. 9

• Twice named a Big Ten Distinguished Scholar and Academic All-Big Ten selection (2017-18 and 2018-19)

• Earns her second Big Ten Player of the Week award, both in the past two weeks

• Last Iowa Player of the Week: Kathleen Doyle (Jan. 6, 2020)

Big Ten Women’s Basketball Weekly Honor Roll

Petra Holešínská, Jr., G, ILL: Averaging 23.0 points per game with a .500 field-goal percentage last week, including a game-high 28 points in Illinois’ win over Minnesota on Sunday

Kamaria McDaniel, Jr., G, PSU: Registered 23.0 points, 7.0 rebounds and 6.0 assists per game last week, highlighted by a near triple-double (24 points, plus career highs of 11 rebounds and nine assists) in the Lady Lions’ victory over Michigan State on Jan. 9

Arella Guirantes, Jr., G, RU: Tallied 18.5 points, 7.0 rebounds and 5.5 assists per game with a .517 field-goal percentage last week, pacing the Scarlet Knights to a pair of Big Ten wins

Freshman of the Week

Kierstan Bell, Ohio State

F – Canton, Ohio – Canton McKinley – Major: Undeclared

• Averaged 12.3 points, 3.0 rebounds and 2.0 assists per game with a .464 field-goal percentage in three conference games last week, helping the Buckeyes to two victories

• Posted 15 points, as well as team highs of six rebounds, three assists and two steals in a win over No. 24/RV Michigan on Jan. 9

• Added 17 points in Sunday’s win over Penn State, including 14 in the second half

• Collects her third Freshman of the Week award and second in as many weeks

• Last Ohio State Freshman of the Week: Kierstan Bell (Jan. 6, 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