Rachel Banham was named the Big Ten Freshman of the Week on Tuesday. In Minnesota’s Jan. 12 loss to Purdue, Banham scored 11 points and snagged 10 rebounds, good for her second double-double of the season.
On Jan. 15, Banham set career-highs in points (28) and three-point field goals (6). She hit six consecutive three pointers to start the game. Banham scored 18 of her 28 points in the first half.
Banham is leading the Gophers with 15.5 points per game. In conference play, she is averaging 20.2 points per game.
This is the fourth time this season Banham has earned this honor. She was named Big Ten Freshman of the Week on Dec. 12, Dec. 26, and Jan. 9. She was also named Big Ten Player of the Week on Jan. 9.