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Big Ten CommunicationsPublished: 12/4/2023, Last updated: 12/5/2023
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Ohio State and Minnesota Garner Big Ten Weekly Women’s Basketball Awards

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Player of the Week

Celeste Taylor, Ohio State

Gr. – G – Valley Stream, N.Y. – Long Island Lutheran – Major: Sport Coaching

• Recorded her first double-double as a Buckeye behind a season-high 15 points and 12 rebounds as Ohio State defeated No. 20/22 Tennessee, 78-58, on Sunday

• Pulled down six offensive rebounds, which equaled all Tennessee players combined  

• Added three assists, two steals and a block on her way to having the best plus/minus (+26) of the game

• Earns her first Big Ten Player of the Week award

• Last Ohio State Player of the Week: Taylor Mikesell (Jan. 9, 2023)

Big Ten Women’s Basketball Weekly Honor Roll

Alexis Markowski, Jr., C/F, NEB: Averaged a double-double (16.5 points and 10.0 rebounds) for Nebraska in victories over Florida Atlantic and Georgia Tech

Mackenzie Holmes, Gr., F, IND: Chipped in 19.5 points and shot 80 percent (16-of-20) from the floor to lead Indiana to a pair of wins against Maine and Stetson

Shyanne Sellers, Jr., G, MD: Contributed 18.5 points, 8.5 rebounds and 8.0 assists during Maryland’s 2-0 week, including 28 points and 13 rebounds (career highs) versus George Mason

Freshman of the Week

Grace Grocholski, Minnesota

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

• Tallied 19.0 points, 4.5 rebounds, 3.5 assists and 1.0 steals in a pair of wins for Minnesota

• Scored the most points by a freshman in the Big Ten this season with 26 against Norfolk State, including five three-pointers

• Posted 12 points, six rebounds and five assists in a double overtime victory over Drake

• Earns her first Big Ten Freshman of the Week honor

• Last Minnesota Freshman of the Week: Mara Braun (Dec. 5, 2022)

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