LINCOLN — Three Nebraska women’s basketball players Monday received honors on All-Big Ten teams released by the league’s media and coaches.
Senior forward Emily Cady and junior point guard Rachel Theriot landed on the Big Ten coaches’ and media’s second team. This is Cady’s second time on the second team, while Theriot was first team in 2014. She was headed toward such a designation again this season until she tore up her ankle in practice and missed the final eight games. Theriot averaged 16.5 points, 4.2 rebounds and 5.2 assists before her injury, while Cady averaged 12.5 points and 10.4 rebounds.
Senior guard Tear’a Laudermill — 13.7 points and 3.6 rebounds — finished with an honorable mention nod, as did Illinois freshman Chatrice White. White, a Nebraska native who played high school basketball for Shelby-Rising City, also made the coaches’ All-Freshman team. The Huskers and Illini square off Thursday on the second day of the Big Ten tournament.
Iowa point guard Samantha Logic was a first-team selection, according to the coaches and media. The coaches selected Hawkeyes Ally Disterhoft, Melissa Dixon and Bethany Doolittle for their second team, while Dixon and Disterhoft made the media’s second team. Doolittle was honorable mention on the media’s list.
Maryland, which went undefeated in conference play, placed three players on the coaches’ 10-player first team. Maryland coach Brenda Frese was coach of the year, according to the coaches and media. The player of the year vote was split, though, with the media tabbing Minnesota center Amanda Zahui B. and the coaches picking Ohio State guard Kelsey Mitchell. Mitchell was unanimously selected as freshman of the year. The sixth player of the year was Michigan guard Katelynn Flaherty, while Rutgers guard Syessence Davis won defensive player of the year.
The Big Ten elected 14 Sportsmanship Award winners — one from each team — picking senior Hailie Sample from the Huskers.