BiG Ten Women’s Basketball Honors

Minnesota, Ohio State and Penn State Earn Weekly Women’s Basketball Awards

Golden Gophers’ Taiye Bello, Buckeyes’ Kierstan Bell and Lady Lions’ Kamaria McDaniel are this week’s honorees


Co-Player of the Week

Taiye Bello, Minnesota

F – Sr. – Southfield, Mich. – Southfield-Lathrup – Major: Info Tech Infrastructure

• Averaged 20.5 points, 13.0 rebounds, 3.0 blocks and 2.0 steals per game with two double-doubles and a .586 field-goal percentage in Minnesota’s road wins at Notre Dame and American last week

• Gathered 16 points, a season-high 16 rebounds and five blocks in Dec. 4 win at Notre Dame in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge

• Scored a career-high 25 points and added 10 rebounds in Sunday’s win at American

• Chosen for Academic All-Big Ten honors in 2017-18

• Earns her first Big Ten Player of the Week award

• Last Minnesota Player of the Week: Carlie Wagner (Feb. 19, 2018)


Co-Player of the Week

Kamaria McDaniel, Penn State

G – Jr. – Inkster, Mich. – Dearborn Heights Robichaud – Major: Agricultural Sciences

• Scored a career-high 40 points and grabbed seven rebounds in Penn State’s win over visiting Pittsburgh on Dec. 5 in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge

• Set a Bryce Jordan Center record for points in a game while recording the third 40-point game in PSU history and the most by a Big Ten student this season

• Tallied the most points by a Lady Lion since Dec. 28, 2001, when Kelly Mazzante scored a school-record 49 points at Minnesota

• Named an Academic All-Big Ten selection in 2018-19

• Receives her first Big Ten Player of the Week accolade

• Last Penn State Player of the Week: Teniya Page (Dec. 19, 2016)


Big Ten Women’s Basketball Weekly Honor Roll

Naz Hillmon, So., F, MICH: Averaged 18.5 points, 8.0 rebounds and 3.0 assists per game with a .630 field-goal percentage last week to help the Wolverines defeat Syracuse and Oakland

Dorka Juhász, So., F, OSU: Registered 18.0 points and 6.5 rebounds per game with a .727 field-goal percentage last week as the Buckeyes downed No. 2/2 Louisville and Radford

Arella Guirantes, Jr., G, RU: Logged 18.5 points, 7.0 rebounds and 4.5 assists per game in Rutgers’ wins over Virginia and Towson last week


Freshman of the Week

Kierstan Bell, Ohio State

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

• Averaged 14.5 points and 4.0 rebounds per game with a .625 field-goal percentage to help Ohio State to wins over No. 2/2 Louisville and Radford last week

• Scored 14 points and added six rebounds in the Dec. 5 victory over Louisville in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge, marking the first top-two non-conference win for a Big Ten school since the 2004-05 season

• Contributed 15 points on 6-of-7 shooting (3-of-3 from three-point range) in Sunday’s win over Radford

• Collects her first Freshman of the Week award

• Last Ohio State Freshman of the Week: Dorka Juhász (Feb. 18, 2019)


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

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