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2014-15 Big Ten Postseason Awards

Published on March 2, 2015

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Maryland head coach Brenda Frese, the 2014-15 Big Ten Coach of the Year. Photo: Maryland Athletics.

Maryland head coach Brenda Frese, the 2014-15 Big Ten Coach of the Year. Photo: Maryland Athletics.

The Big Ten Conference announced the women’s basketball All-Conference teams and individual award winners on Monday. Minnesota’s Amanda Zahui B. was named Big Ten Player of the Year by the media, while Ohio State’s Kelsey Mitchell earned the honor from the conference coaches. Rutgers’ Syessence Davis collected Defensive Player of the Year recognition and Michigan’s Katelynn Flaherty was tabbed Sixth Player of the Year. The Buckeyes’ Mitchell was honored as the unanimous Big Ten Freshman of the Year by the coaches and media, while Maryland head coach Brenda Frese was voted Coach of the Year by both the media and her peers.

Zahui B. has twice been named National Player of the Week by ESPNw and earned four Big Ten Player of the Week honors. The sophomore center leads the Big Ten with 12.7 rebounds and 4.0 blocked shots per game and ranks fourth in scoring with 18.5 points per contest. Zahui B. set a Big Ten record this season with 29 rebounds in a single game and joined the 1,000-point club.

Mitchell leads the Big Ten and is the nation’s second-leading scorer as she averages 24.5 points per game. The freshman guard has recorded a conference-leading six 30-point games and 21 20-point performances.

Maryland’s Brenda Frese was tabbed Big Ten Coach of the Year after guiding the Terrapins to an 18-0 Big Ten record and the outright Big Ten Championship in their inaugural season in the conference. The Terps enter the Big Ten Women’s Basketball Tournament as the No. 1 seed, having won 21 consecutive games and receiving a No. 5 national ranking.

Rutgers’ Davis picks up Defensive Player of the Year laurels in the Scarlet Knights’ inaugural Big Ten season after leading the conference and ranking fourth nationally with 3.4 steals per game.

2014-15 ALL-BIG TEN WOMEN’S BASKETBALL TEAMS & HONORS
As selected by Big Ten coaches, unanimous selections in caps

FIRST TEAM HONORABLE MENTION ALL-FRESHMAN TEAM
SAMANTHA LOGIC, Iowa Ivory Crawford, Illinois Chatrice White, Illinois
Lexie Brown, Maryland Chatrice White, Illinois Katelynn Flaherty, Michigan
Brionna Jones, Maryland Katelynn Flaherty, Michigan Carlie Wagner, Minnesota
Shatori Walker?Kimbrough, Maryland Shannon Smith, Michigan Alexa Hart, Ohio State
AERIAL POWERS, Michigan State Tear’a Laudermill, Nebraska KELSEY MITCHELL, Ohio State
AMANDA ZAHUI B., Minnesota Ashley Deary, Northwestern
Nia Coffey, Northwestern Maggie Lyon, Northwestern PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Ameryst Alston, Ohio State Alexa Hart, Ohio State Kelsey Mitchell, Ohio State
KELSEY MITCHELL, Ohio State Whitney Bays, Purdue
Betnijah Laney, Rutgers Tyler Scaife, Rutgers DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Nicole Bauman, Wisconsin Syessence Davis, Rutgers
SECOND TEAM
Ally Disterhoft, Iowa ALLDEFENSIVE TEAM FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR
Melissa Dixon, Iowa Lexie Brown, Maryland KELSEY MITCHELL, Ohio State
Bethany Doolittle, Iowa Aerial Powers, Michigan State
Laurin Mincy, Maryland Amanda Zahui B., Minnesota SIXTH PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Cyesha Goree, Michigan Ashley Deary, Northwestern Katelynn Flaherty, Michigan
Tori Jankoska, Michigan State Syessence Davis, Rutgers
Shae Kelley, Minnesota COACH OF THE YEAR
Emily Cady, Nebraska Brenda Frese, Maryland
Rachel Theriot, Nebraska
Kahleah Copper, Rutgers

201415 BIG TEN SPORTSMANSHIP AWARD HONOREES

Nia Oden, Illinois; Jess Walter, Indiana; Melissa Dixon, Iowa; Malina Howard, Maryland; Nicole Elmblad, Michigan; Becca Mills, Michigan State; Shayne Mullaney, Minnesota; Hailie Sample, Nebraska; Karly Roser, Northwestern; Amy Scullion, Ohio State; Tori Waldner, Penn State; Liza Clemons, Purdue; Betnijah Laney, Rutgers; Jacki Gulczynski, Wisconsin.

2014-15 ALL – BIG TEN WOMEN’S BASKETBALL TEAMS & HONORS
As selected by Big Ten media, unanimous selections in caps

FIRST TEAM HONORABLE MENTION PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Samantha Logic, Iowa Ivory Crawford, Illinois Amanda Zahui B., Minnesota
Lexie Brown, Maryland Chatrice White, Illinois
Shatori Walker?Kimbrough, Maryland Bethany Doolittle, Iowa FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR
Aerial Powers, Michigan State Katelynn Flaherty, Michigan KELSEY MITCHELL, Ohio State
Shae Kelley, Minnesota Shannon Smith, Michigan
AMANDA ZAHUI B., Minnesota Tear’a Laudermill, Nebraska COACH OF THE YEAR
Nia Coffey, Northwestern Ashley Deary, Northwestern Brenda Frese, Maryland
Ameryst Alston, Ohio State Maggie Lyon, Northwestern
Kelsey Mitchell, Ohio State Alexa Hart, Ohio State
Betnijah Laney, Rutgers Syessence Davis, Rutgers
Tyler Scaife, Rutgers
SECOND TEAM Sierra Moore, Penn State
Ally Disterhoft, Iowa Nicole Bauman, Wisconsin
Melissa Dixon, Iowa
Brionna Jones, Maryland
Laurin Mincy, Maryland
Cyesha Goree, Michigan
Tori Jankoska, Michigan State
Emily Cady, Nebraska
Rachel Theriot, Nebraska
Whitney Bays, Purdue
Kahleah Copper, Rutgers

 

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