Griffin Earns Big 12 Honor
Kelsey Griffin
Kelsey Griffin

Posted Feb 22, 2010

Nebraska senior Kelsey Griffin captured her second straight Big 12 Player-of-the-Week award and fourth of the season on Monday in voting by conference media members.

Kelsey Griffin, a 6-2 forward from Eagle River, Alaska, averaged 18 points and 11.5 rebounds in 30 minutes per game, as Nebraska stretched its school-record winning streak to 25 games while improving to 12-0 in the Big 12 with wins over No. 13 Iowa State and Colorado at the Devaney Center last week. In Saturday's win over Colorado, the National Player-of-the-Year candidate produced 25 points on 10-of-14 shooting from the field, while adding 12 rebounds and a career-high six assists. She also snagged two steals and blocked two shots in a 16-point win over the Buffs. It was her 15th double-double of the season and 10th in 12 conference games. Griffin added 11 points and 11 rebounds in Nebraska's 60-50 win over the No. 13 Cyclones on Wednesday.

The award was Griffin's seventh Big 12 Player-of-the-Week honor of her career, joining one as a junior in February of 2008, and two as a sophomore in 2007. She also claimed two Big 12 Rookie-of-the-Week honors as a freshman in 2006.

Baylor's Kimetria Hayden was named the Big 12 Newcomer of the Week, to join Griffin among the league's award winners.

Griffin will lead No. 3 Nebraska against No. 11 Oklahoma in Norman on Wednesday, Feb. 24, at 7 p.m. A win by the Huskers against the defending league champion Sooners would give Nebraska its first-ever Big 12 women's basketball title.

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