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North Tartan Alumni Take 2 B1G Awards

By NT, 12/14/15, 3:00PM CST


Banham POW and Wittinger FOW

From B1G Women's Basketball Site...

Dec. 14, 2015

Player of the Week
Rachel Banham, Minnesota 
G – Sr. – Lakeville, Minn. – Lakeville North 

  • Led the Golden Gophers to a win over Memphis with 23 points, 10 rebounds, three assists and a pair of steals 
  • Recorded her second-consecutive double-double 
  • Scored at least 20 points in her eighth consecutive game 
  • Earns her third career Player of the Week Award and first this season 
  • Last Minnesota Player of the Week: Mikayla Bailey (Nov. 16, 2015)

Freshman of the Week
Alex Wittinger, Illinois
F – Delano, Minn. – Delano 

  • Averaged 12.0 points, 8.0 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 2.0 blocks in a pair of wins over Southern Illinois and Central Michigan 
  • Shot 71.4 percent (5-7) from the floor and added four rebounds, two blocks and an assist against the Salukis 
  • Recorded her second career double-double with 14 points and 12 rebounds, including seven on the offensive end, while passing out three assists in the win over the Chippewas 
  • Earns her first Big Ten weekly award
  • Last Illinois Freshman of the Week: Cierra Rice (Dec. 7, 2015)