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Big Ten CommunicationsPublished: 1/22/2024, Last updated: 1/23/2024
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Ohio State and Minnesota Claim Big Ten Weekly Women’s Basketball Awards

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Player of the Week

Cotie McMahon, Ohio State

So. – F – Centerville, Ohio – Centerville – Major: Human Development & Family Science

• Led Ohio State to wins over NR/RV Maryland and No. 2 Iowa behind 23.5 points, 10.5 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 1.5 blocks

• Scored a career-high 33 points and added a season-high 12 rebounds for her first double-double of the season in an overtime upset of No. 2 Iowa in front of a recorded-setting crowd of 18,660 fans

• Her standout performance helped the Buckeyes grab their third victory over a ranked opponent and handed Iowa its first Big Ten loss of the season

• Totaled 14 points, nine rebounds and three assists against the Terrapins

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

• Last Ohio State Player of the Week: Celeste Taylor (Dec. 4, 2023)

Big Ten Women’s Basketball Weekly Honor Roll

Caitlin Clark, IOWA: Chipped in 38.5 points, 6.0 assists, 5.0 rebounds and 3.0 steals during Iowa’s 1-1 week, including a career-high 45 points against No. 18/15 Ohio State 

Mackenzie Holmes, IND: Shot a blistering 87.5 percent from the field while averaging 23.5 points, 6.5 rebounds, 2.0 assists, 2.0 blocks and 1.5 steals in a pair of wins

Ashley Owusu, PSU: Contributed 19.5 points, 5.5 rebounds and 2.5 assists to lead Penn State in two victories

Freshman of the Week

Grace Grocholski, Minnesota

G/F – North Prairie, Wis. – Kettle Moraine – Major: Undeclared

• Averaged 15.0 points while shooting 73.3 percent from the floor, 5.0 rebounds and 2.5 assists over games against No. 16 Indiana and RV Michigan State

• Went 8-for-9 from the floor to score a team-best 19 points at Indiana

• Added 11 points, six rebounds, four assists and a steal to the mix versus the Spartans

• Earns her second Big Ten Freshman of the Week honor

• Last Minnesota Freshman of the Week: Grace Grocholski (Dec. 4, 2023)

2023-24 Big Ten Players of the Week

Nov. 13

P: Caitlin Clark, IOWA

F: Natalie Potts, NEB

Nov. 20

P: Sara Scalia, IND

F: Rashunda Jones, PUR

Nov. 27

P: Caitlin Clark, IOWA

F: Natalie Potts, NEB

Dec. 4

P: Celeste Taylor, OSU

F: Grace Grocholski, MINN

Dec. 11

P: Caitlin Clark, IOWA

F: Natalie Potts, NEB

Dec. 18

P: Caitlin Clark, IOWA

F: D’Yanis Jimenez, WIS

Jan. 2

P: Caitlin Clark, IOWA

F: Mary Ashley Stevenson, PUR

Jan. 8

P: Caitlin Clark, IOWA

F: Natalie Potts, NEB

Jan. 15

P: Caitlin Clark, IOWA

F: Natalie Potts, NEB

Jan. 22

P: Cotie McMahon, OSU

F: Grace Grocholski, MINN