Feb. 19, 2013
PARK RIDGE, Ill. -- After helping the University of Michigan women's basketball team to its first win over Michigan State since 2008, senior guard Jenny Ryan (Saginaw, Mich./Saginaw Nouvel Catholic Central) was named the Big Ten Player of the Week on Tuesday (Feb. 19). It is the first time in her career that she has won the weekly honor.
Ryan scored a career-best 24 points on 7-for-16 shooting from the field and 9-for-12 from the free throw line. She added eight rebounds, five assists and four steals and did not commit a turnover in 39 minutes of action.
Her three-point play at the 11:48 mark of the second half gave Michigan a lead it held the rest of the game. Ryan also hit four free throws in the last five seconds of the game to preserve U-M's 70-69 win over Michigan State.
This season, Ryan is averaging a career-best 11.2 points per game. For her career, she ranks second in school history in both assists (454) and steals (280), third in games played (122), 10th in rebounds (672) and 28th in points (911). Earlier this season, she was named to the Capital One Academic All-District first team for the second straight year.
Ryan and the Wolverines will return to the court on Thursday (Feb. 21), hosting Nebraska at Crisler Center at 7 p.m. Ticket options include the $3 Triple-Threat Thursday pack, a $20 value that includes a general admission ticket, food and drink.
Contact: Sarah VanMetre (734) 763-4423