Feb. 17, 2014
ROSEMONT, Ill. -- After recording two double-doubles last week, including a 30-point and 19-rebound performance at Illinois, University of Michigan women's basketball junior Cyesha Goree (Grand Rapids, Mich./Wyoming Park) was named the Big Ten Player of the Week on Monday afternoon (Feb. 17). It is Goree's first weekly honor from the conference.
Goree averaged 25.0 points and 14.5 rebounds while shooting 63 percent from the floor in Michigan's games last week against No. 21 Nebraska (Feb. 13) and Illinois (Feb. 16). At Illinois, Goree scored a career-best 30 points on 12-for-15 shooting to go with 19 rebounds. She is just the second Wolverine in program history to go for at least 30 points and 19 boards, joining Abby Currier, who scored 33 points with 20 rebounds against Notre Dame on Jan. 20, 1979.
Against Nebraska, Goree scored 20 points with 10 rebounds and a career-best six assists. The Wolverine junior now has 10 double-doubles this season.
Michigan's last Big Ten Player of the Week was Jenny Ryan (2010-13), who won the award on Feb. 19, 2013.
U-M will return to action on Wednesday (Feb. 19) at Indiana. Tip is scheduled for 7 p.m.
Contact: Sarah VanMetre