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Ohio State, Purdue Earn Big Ten Weekly Honors

January 15, 2013
Richmond High School

Player of the Week

Sam Ostarello, Purdue

6-2, Sr., F, Fort Pierre, S.D./Stanley County

·         Nearly posted a triple-double in her only game of the week, an 82-75
triple-overtime victory over Ohio State on Monday night

·         Scored 22 points, tied a career high with 19 rebounds and blocked eight
shots, while playing 51 of a possible 55 minutes

·         Added three steals and three assists, also converting on a career-best
10-of-12 free throws

·         Wins her first career Big Ten Player of the Week honor

·         Last Purdue Player of the Week: KK Houser (Dec. 3, 2012)

Freshman of the Week

Ameryst Alston, Ohio State

5-9, G, Canton, Ohio/McKinley

·         Averaged 19.5 points, 4.5 rebounds and 4.5 assists in a pair of road
contests against Minnesota and nationally ranked Purdue

·         Scored 15 points on 6-of-7 shooting against the Gophers, also handing out
four assists with three rebounds

·         Played all 55 minutes in a triple-overtime contest against the
Boilermakers and finished with 24 points, six rebounds and five assists

·         Claims her first Big Ten Freshman of the Week honor

·         Last Ohio State Freshman of the Week:  Ashley Adams (Feb. 14, 2011)

2012-13 Big Ten Players of the Week

Nov. 12             P: Micaëlla Riché, Jr., MINN

                            F: Lauren Douglas, NU

Nov. 19             P: Morgan Johnson, Sr., IOWA

                            F: Mikayla Bailey, MINN

Nov. 26             P: Maggie Lucas, Jr., PSU

                            F: Lauren Douglas, NU

Dec. 3                P: KK Houser, Jr., PUR

                            F: Maggie Lyon, NU

Dec. 10             P: Rachel Banham, So., MINN

                            P: Maggie Lucas, Jr., PSU

                            F: Taylor Manual, PUR

                            F: Nicole Bauman, WIS

Dec. 17             P: Aulani Sinclair, Sr., IND

                            P: Jacki Gulczynski, So., WIS

                            F: Nicole Bell, IND

Dec. 24             P: Jordan Hooper, Jr., NEB

                            F: Kayla Hirt, MINN

Dec. 31             P: Karisma Penn, Sr., ILL

                            F: Rachel Theriot, NEB

Jan. 7                 P: Karisma Penn, Sr., ILL

                            F: Kayla Hirt, MINN

Jan. 15              P: Sam Ostarello, Sr., PUR

                            F: Ameryst Alston, OSU

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