Banham earns fifth Freshman of the Week honor

Betsy Helfand

Gophers freshman guard Rachel Banham was named Big Ten Freshman of the Week on Tuesday for the fifth time this season.

In a Jan. 26 loss to Wisconsin, Banham led the Gophers with 19 points. She went 3-for-3 from 3-point range. She also pitched in four rebounds and four steals.

In Minnesota’s Jan. 29 win over No. 9 Ohio State, Banham shot 3-for-4 in 3-point field goal attempts, and 5-for-8 overall. She also made all seven of her free throw attempts on her way to a team-high 20 points.

Banham last earned this honor Jan. 16. Banham and the Gophers will next travel to Champaign, Ill., for a game on Feb. 2 at 7:30 p.m.