Jenny Ryan Also Named Big Ten Player of the Week

Submitted by Raoul on February 19th, 2013 at 1:16 PM

Michigan has swept this week's Big Ten player of the week awards as Jenny Ryan was named the women's winner today.

  • Posted 24 points, eight rebounds, five assists and four steals in Michigan’s victory over Michigan State last weekend
  • Did not commit a turnover in 39 minutes of action
  • Made four free throws in the final 17 seconds to seal the Wolverines’ one-point win
  • Earns the first weekly award of her career

The Michigan women's team has had a very good season, but they've done it without the elite players the men's team has. So this type of individual recognition has been rare. No one on the women's squad has won a Big Ten weekly award since Courtney Boylan was named player of the week in November 2011.

Michigan (19-6; 8-4) plays #24 Nebraska (19-6; 9-3) at home on Thursday at 7pm. It's a Triple-Threat Thursday—just $3 gets you a general admission ticket, a hot dog, and a drink.

Here's a bit more on Ryan's year and career from an release:

This season, Ryan is averaging a career-best 11.2 points per game. For her career, she ranks second in school history in both assists (454) and steals (280), third in games played (122), 10th in rebounds (672) and 28th in points (911). Earlier this season, she was named to the Capital One Academic All-District first team for the second straight year.



February 19th, 2013 at 1:35 PM ^

Crean could learn a thing or two about PR, or generally just being more of a human, from the Indiana women's hoops coach, Curt Miller, whose tweets have included this one: