Wisconsin's Jolene Anderson earned Co-Big Ten Player of the Week honors for her record-setting performances in two Big Ten Conference games last week. She became Wisconsin’s all-time leading scorer and the 12th player in Big Ten history to eclipse the 2,000 career points mark with 58 tallies over two games.
The senior recorded her third double-double of the season with 16 points and 12 rebounds against Minnesota on Monday, also adding four assists, a block and a steal. The Port Wing, Wis., native made history on the road against Iowa on Sunday, scoring a Big Ten season-high 42 points, giving her 2,006 for her career.
For the week, the senior averaged 29 points, 8.5 rebounds and 3.5 assists per game with an .882 average from the charity stripe. The award is the third of Anderson’s career as she was honored twice last season.
Anderson, who leads the conference in scoring again this season averaging 19.5 points per game, is a candidate for several national basketball honors includng the 2007-08 Women’s John. R. Wooden Award. Anderson, who was named the preseason Big Ten Player of the Year by the conference coaches and media, is one of 30 candidates named to the list of players who, based on last year’s individual performance and team records, are the frontrunners for one of college basketball’s most coveted trophies.
(UW Athletic Communications)