Rachel Theriot earned weekly Big Ten Freshman honors on Jan. 22.
Photo by Scott Bruhn/Nebraska Communications

Theriot Claims Second Big Ten Honor

By NU Athletic Communications

Lincoln - Nebraska's Rachel Theriot captured her second Big Ten Freshman-of-the-Week award in the past month when the conference office announced its weekly winners on Tuesday.

Theriot, a 6-0 guard from Middleburg Heights, Ohio, poured in 13 points with a career-high three three-pointers while dishing out a career-best eight assists in Nebraska's 84-63 win at Minnesota on Sunday. Theriot hit 5-of-8 shots, including 3-of-5 three-point attempts against the Golden Gophers, while her eight assists came against just one turnover. She also played a career-high 39 minutes.

For the week, Theriot averaged 8.0 points, 2.0 rebounds and 5.5 assists while shooting 66.7 percent (4-6) from three-point range. In Big Ten play, Theriot is averaging 7.7 points, 2.8 rebounds and 4.0 assists per contest, while increasing her season averages to 5.1 points, 2.4 rebounds and 3.0 assists on the year.

Theriot has made 13 consecutive starts for the Huskers and appeared in all 19 games despite battling a foot injury throughout the season. She earned her first Big Ten Freshman-of-the-Week award on Dec. 31.

Theriot and the Huskers return to the Devaney Center on Thursday night when they take on No. 25 Michigan State. Tip-off between the 13-6 Huskers and 16-2 Spartans is set for 7:05 p.m. Tickets are available now at Huskers.com.

2012-13 Big Ten Players of the Week

Nov. 12
Player: Micaëlla Riché, Jr., Minnestoa
Freshamn: Lauren Douglas, Northwestern
Nov. 19
Player: Morgan Johnson, Sr., Iowa
Freshman: Mikayla Bailey, Minnesota
Nov. 26
Player: Maggie Lucas, Jr., Penn State
Freshman: Lauren Douglas, Northwestern
Dec. 3
Player: KK Houser, Jr., Purdue
Freshman: Maggie Lyon, Northwestern
Dec. 10
Player: Rachel Banham, So., Minnesota
Player: Maggie Lucas, Jr., Penn State
Freshman: Taylor Manual, Purdue
Freshman: Nicole Bauman, Wisconsin
Dec. 17
Player: Aulani Sinclair, Sr., Indiana
Player: Jacki Gulczynski, So., Wisconsin
Freshman: Nicole Bell, Indiana
Dec. 24
Player: Jordan Hooper, Jr., Nebraska
Freshman: Kayla Hirt, Minnesota
Dec. 31
Player: Karisma Penn, Sr., Illinois
Freshman: Rachel Theriot, Nebraska
Jan. 7
Player: Karisma Penn, Sr., Illinois
Freshman: Kayla Hirt, Minnesota
Jan. 15
Player: Sam Ostarello, Sr., Purdue
Freshman: Ameryst Alston, Ohio State
Jan. 22
Player: Nikki Greene, Sr., Penn State
Freshman: Rachel Theriot, Nebraska


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