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

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Player of the Week
Mackenzie Holmes, Indiana
So. – F – Gorham, Maine – Gorham – Major: Human Development & Family Studies

• Averaged 24.0 points, 10.0 rebounds and 2.5 blocks per game with an .821 field-goal percentage (23-28 FG) and a double-double to help Indiana to a pair of wins last week

• Posted her fifth double-double of the season March 3 against Iowa with 22 points (11-13 FG) and 11 rebounds

• Added a game-high 26 points (12-15 FG), nine rebounds and three blocks in Saturday’s win over Purdue

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

• Last Indiana Player of the Week: Ali Patberg (March 2, 2020)

 
Big Ten Women’s Basketball Weekly Honor Roll
Caitlin Clark, Fr., G, IOWA: See below
Ashley Owusu, So., G, MD: Averaged 17.0 ppg., 5.0 rpg. and 3.5 apg. in two wins that helped the Terrapins clinch their sixth Big Ten title (and fourth outright crown) in the past seven years
Arella Guirantes, Grad., G, RU: Registered 20.5 ppg., 6.5 rpg. and 5.5 apg. in last week’s two victories, leading RU to a third-place conference finish, matching its highest since joining the Big Ten in 2014-15

 
Freshman of the Week
Caitlin Clark, Iowa
G – West Des Moines, Iowa – Dowling Catholic – Major: Undeclared

• Averaged 33.5 points, 5.0 rebounds and 4.5 assists per game with a .595 field-goal percentage and .588 three-point percentage in a 1-1 week for the Hawkeyes

• Scored a game-high 35 points, including 19 in the fourth quarter, and grabbed eight rebounds in Saturday night’s win over Nebraska, giving her 11 30-point games this season (the most by any NCAA Division I freshman since 2000)

• Also tallied 32 points (11-18 FG, 5-7 3FG) in a March 3 loss at No. 10/10 Indiana

• Collects the 13th Big Ten Freshman of the Week award of her career, extending her conference record in that category

• Has the most individual weekly awards in a single season (18 – 13 freshman/5 player) in Big Ten women’s basketball history, surpassing 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 (March 1, 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

 
March 1

P: Caitlin Clark, Fr., IOWA

F: Caitlin Clark, IOWA

 
March 7

P: Mackenzie Holmes, So., F, IND

F: Caitlin Clark, IOWA

 





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