Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin Earn Big Ten Weekly Women’s Basketball Awards

Wolverines’ Naz Hillmon, Golden Gophers’ Jasmine Powell and Badgers’ Sydney Hilliard are this week’s honorees

Player of the Week

Naz Hillmon, Michigan

F – So. – Cleveland, Ohio – Gilmour Academy – Major: Undeclared

• Named the espnW National Player of the Week on Monday

• Averaged 28.5 points, 9.0 rebounds and 3.5 assists per game with a .667 field-goal percentage and a double-double in two games last week

• Recorded a career-high 30 points and 10 rebounds on 14-of-19 shooting in the Wolverines’ victory over No. 18/19 Iowa on Sunday

• Contributed 27 points, eight rebounds and five assists in a Jan. 30 loss at No. 23 Northwestern

• Earns her first Big Ten Player of the Week award

• Last Michigan Player of the Week: Hallie Thome (Jan. 14, 2019)

Big Ten Women’s Basketball Weekly Honor Roll

Grace Berger, So., G, IND: Logged 15.5 ppg and 9.0 rpg last week in the Hoosiers’ two conference victories, highlighted by a career-best 25 points and 11 rebounds in a Jan. 27 win over Minnesota

Taiye Bello, Sr., F, MINN: Tallied 14.3 ppg and 15.0 rpg. in a 2-1 week for Minnesota, including 19 points and a career-high 22 rebounds in Sunday’s double-overtime win over Rutgers

Lindsey Pulliam, Jr., G, NU: Averaged 25.5 ppg and 6.0 rpg for No. 23 Northwestern in two Big Ten victories last week, including a 32-point performance in a Jan. 30 win over Michigan

Co-Freshman of the Week

Jasmine Powell, Minnesota

G – Detroit, Mich. – Detroit Country Day – Major: Undeclared

• Averaged 17.7 points, 5.0 rebounds and 3.3 assists per game last week, helping the Golden Gophers to two conference wins in three outings

• Scored a career-high 19 points in Minnesota’s wins over Nebraska and Rutgers, the latter including a 10-for-10 effort at the foul line in a double-overtime victory on Sunday

• Added 15 points in a Jan. 27 loss at No. 20/23 Indiana

• Collects her first Freshman of the Week award

• Last Minnesota Freshman of the Week: Sara Scalia (Jan. 20, 2020)

Co-Freshman of the Week

Sydney Hilliard, Wisconsin

G – Monroe, Wis. – Monroe – Major: Undeclared

• Averaged 15.5 points, 8.5 rebounds and 3.5 assists per game with a .520 field-goal percentage as Wisconsin split two conference games last week

• Scored a career-high 23 points on 10-of-14 shooting in an overtime loss at No. 20/23 Indiana on Jan. 30

• Contributed eight points and a career-high 13 rebounds in Sunday’s win at Illinois

• Garners her first Freshman of the Week honor

• Last Wisconsin Freshman of the Week: Imani Lewis (Nov. 26, 2018)

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