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Big Ten CommunicationsPublished: 11/13/2023, Last updated: 11/14/2023
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Iowa and Nebraska Earn Big Ten Weekly Women’s Basketball Awards

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Player of the Week

Caitlin Clark, Iowa

Sr. – G – West Des Moines, Iowa – Dowling Catholic – Major: Business

• Averaged 32.0 points, 9.0 assists and 8.3 rebounds per game last week as No. 3/3 Iowa tipped off the 2023-24 campaign with three wins in as many outings

• Became Iowa’s all-time leading scorer with 2,813 career points, passing Megan Gustafson’s previous record (2,804)

• Recorded her 12th career triple-double (24 points, 11 assists, 10 rebounds) against Northern Iowa, joining Sabrina Ionescu as the only players in Division I women’s basketball history to record a triple-double in four different seasons

• Had 44 points, six assists and eight rebounds against No. 8/5 Virginia Tech, the fifth time in her career registering at least 40 points, five assists and five rebounds

• Earns her 19th career Big Ten Player of the Week award (tied for second-most in conference history)

• Last Iowa Player of the Week: Caitlin Clark (Feb. 27, 2023)

Big Ten Women’s Basketball Weekly Honor Roll

Mara Braun, So., G, MINN: Registered 25.0 points, 5.0 assists, 3.5 steals and 3.0 rebounds per game in wins over LIU and Chicago State…Became the third-fastest player in Minnesota history to reach 500 points (31 games) 

Alexis Markowski, Jr., C/F, NEB: Averaged a double-double (15.0 points, 10.5 rebounds) during Nebraska’s opening week victories over Northwestern State and Wyoming

Shyanne Sellers, Jr., G, MD: Paced the No. 14/11 Terrapins’ offense with 23.0 points, 6.0 rebounds, 5.0 assists and 2.0 steals during a win over Harvard and setback to No. 6/4 South Carolina

Freshman of the Week

Natalie Potts, Nebraska

F – O’Fallon, Mo. – Incarnate Word Academy – Major: Business Administration

• Averaged 12.5 points, 3.5 rebounds, 2.0 steals and 1.0 blocks to help Nebraska open its season with triumphs over Northwestern State and Wyoming

• Put up 10 points, five rebounds and two steals in her collegiate debut against Northwestern State 

• Added 15 points on 6-of-7 shooting with two rebounds, two steals and a block at Wyoming

• Collects her first Big Ten Freshman of the Week laurel

• Last Nebraska Freshman of the Week: Alexis Markowski (Feb. 28, 2022)

2023-24 Big Ten Players of the Week

Nov. 13

P: Caitlin Clark, IOWA

F: Natalie Potts, NEB