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Women's Basketball

Potts Claims Fourth Big Ten Freshman Award

Nebraska's Natalie Potts captured her fourth Big Ten Freshman of the Week award, when the conference announced its weekly winners on Monday, Jan. 8.

The 6-2 forward from O'Fallon, Mo., averaged 12.5, 4.5 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 2.0 steals for the Huskers last week. 

In Thursday's victory at Wisconsin, Potts powered the Huskers with 16 second-half points to help Nebraska improve to 3-0 in the Big Ten for the first time since 2011-12. She added five rebounds and a career-high three steals against the Badgers.

Potts added nine points, four rebounds and a career-high four assists against No. 14 Indiana on Sunday.

For the season, Potts leads Big Ten freshmen in both scoring (11.5 ppg) and rebounding (5.9 rpg) while hitting 72.1 percent of her two-point field goals and 81.1 percent of her free throws.

Through eight weeks of the Big Ten distributing awards, no other conference freshman has claimed more than one league honor.

In addition to the recognition for Potts, Nebraska junior center Alexis Markowski earned her fifth selection of the season to the Big Ten Weekly Honor Roll. Only Iowa's Caitlin Clark has been honored by the conference more frequently than Markowski and Potts this season.

Markowski, Potts and the Huskers (11-4, 3-1 Big Ten) return to conference home action on Thursday when they take on Illinois. Tip-off between Nebraska and the Fighting Illini at Pinnacle Bank Arena is set for 7 p.m. with tickets available now at The game will be televised live by BTN.

Natalie Potts Big Ten Freshman of the Week Awards
Nov. 13, Nov. 27, Dec. 11, Jan. 8

Alexis Markowski Big Ten Weekly Honor Roll
Nov. 13, Nov. 20, Dec. 4, Jan. 2, Jan. 8

Jaz Shelley Big Ten Weekly Honor Roll
Dec. 11