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February 19, 2014

Big Ten Medal of Honor 100th Anniversary Spotlight: Michigan State's Liz Shimek

Michigan State's all-time career leader in points (1,780) and rebounds (1,130),
Shimek was a 2006 recipient of the Big Ten Medal of Honor. She led the Spartans to
four NCAA tournament appearances, including the national championship game in 2005,
the same year they won the Big Ten title. Shimek was a two-time All-American and
Academic All-American, four-time All-Big Ten selection, three-time Academic All-Big
Ten honoree and the 2003 Big Ten Freshman of the Year. In 2006 she was named
Michigan State's Female Athlete of the Year and was drafted in the second round of
the WNBA Draft.

A Look at the Standings:  Penn State can clinch at least a share of its third
straight Big Ten Championship this week, needing wins on Thursday and Monday to
guarantee at least a share of the title.

30-Point Performances:  Four Big Ten players scored 30 or more points in a game last
week, with three coming over the weekend...

Up in the RPI:  Eight Big Ten teams appear in the top 60, including a pair of top-10
squads, of the latest RPI report, which was released by the NCAA on Monday...

Triple-Double Logic:  For the second time in four games, Iowa's Samantha Logic
registered a triple-double, this time achieving the feat against Purdue last Sunday.

To the Point:  This season, the 12 conference programs have combined to produce 176
70-point outings, including 78 efforts of 80 or more. As compared to the 2012-13
season, conference teams combined for 131 70-point outings, with 56 of those
resulting in 80-point performances...

Faces in the Crowd:  Seven Big Ten programs are among the top 25 nationally in
average attendance this year, according to NCAA statistics through Sunday's games...

Tournament Tickets on Sale:  Both all-session and single-session tickets for the
2014 Big Ten Women's Basketball Tournament are on sale now to the general public...

READ MORE: WBB13-14_Release21814.pdf 

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