BiG Ten Women’s Weekly Basketball Honors

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

Hawkeyes’ Kathleen Doyle and Buckeyes’ Kierstan Bell are this week’s honorees


Player of the Week

Kathleen Doyle, Iowa

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

• Averaged 24.0 points, 5.5 assists and 2.0 rebounds per game with a .708 field-goal percentage in leading Iowa to conference wins over Illinois and at Northwestern last week

• Scored a career-high 33 points (including 11-of-14 field goals and 9-of-9 free throws) in 25 minutes of Dec. 31 win over Illinois

• Added 15 points and seven assists in Sunday’s win at Northwestern, giving her 602 career assists and making her the 12th women’s basketball student in Big Ten history to reach to 600-assist milestone

• A two-time Big Ten Distinguished Scholar and Academic All-Big Ten honoree (2017-18 and 2018-19)

• Earns her first Big Ten Player of the Week award

• Last Iowa Player of the Week: Megan Gustafson (March 4, 2019)


Big Ten Women’s Basketball Weekly Honor Roll

Amy Dilk, So., G, MICH: Averaged 18.0 points, 6.5 rebounds and 5.5 assists per game with a .682 field-goal percentage in Michigan’s wins over Penn State and Michigan State last week

Kate Cain, Jr., C, NEB: Registered 14.5 points, 14.5 rebounds and 5.0 blocks per game with a .700 field-goal percentage and two double-doubles last week, including 19 points, 15 rebounds and six blocks in Sunday’s win over No. 24/RV Minnesota

Imani Lewis, So., F, WIS: Also had two double-doubles last week, averaging 21.5 points and 14.5 rebounds per game, highlighted by 23 points and 14 rebounds Sunday afternoon in a victory over Penn State


Freshman of the Week

Kierstan Bell, Ohio State

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

• Tallied 13 points and a season-high two blocks in Ohio State’s lone game last week, a three-point win at No. 24/RV Minnesota on Dec. 31

• Scored all of her team high-tying point total in the second half

• Made a season-best 3-of-8 from three-point range

• Collects her second Freshman of the Week award

• Last Ohio State Freshman of the Week: Jacy Sheldon (Dec. 23, 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


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

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