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Iowa State’s Emily Ryan is Big 12 Women’s Basketball Player of the Week

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Emily Ryan of Iowa State was named the Big 12 Women’s Player of the Week for the first time this season after leading the Cyclones into the AP Top 10 this week.

In addition, Kanas State’s Serena Sundell was named the Big 12 Freshman of the Week.

This is Sundell’s third Freshman of the Week award this season.

 

Ryan averaged 19 points per game and 5.5 assists per game last week, as the Cyclones are one of two undefeated teams in Big 12 play. The Cyclones have not started 3-0 in league action since the 2013-14 season.

Her performance against No. 23 Oklahoma stood out. Ryan had a career-high 22 points, along with eight assists and four rebounds to lead the Cyclones to an 81-71 win.

Sundell averaged 13 points, eight assists and six rebounds as Kansas State won both games last week and moved into the AP Top 25 for the first time this season.

Sundell had a game-high 21 points, along with nine assists and five rebounds in a 71-61 win over West Virginia on Saturday.

Iowa State and Kansas State meet on Tuesday night.

Big 12 Women’s Basketball Players of the Week

Player of the Week

Nov. 15 – Ayoka Lee, K-State, C, Jr.

Nov. 22 – Ashley Joens, Iowa State, G/F, Sr.

Nov. 29 – NaLyssa Smith, Baylor, F, Sr.

Dec. 6 – Ana Llanusa, Oklahoma, G, Sr.

Dec. 13 – Lauren Heard, TCU, G, Gr.

Dec. 20 – Ayoka Lee, Kansas State, C, Jr.

Dec. 27 – Taylor Robertson, Oklahoma, G, Sr.

Jan. 3 – Ayoka Lee, K-State, C, Jr.

Jan. 10 – Emily Ryan, Iowa State, G, So.

Freshman of the Week

Nov. 15 – Rori Harmon, Texas, G

Nov. 22 – Rhyle McKinney, Texas Tech, G

Nov. 29 – Serena Sundell, Kansas State, G

Dec. 6 – Brylee Glenn, Kansas State, G

Nov. 29 – Serena Sundell, Kansas State, G

Dec. 20 – Brylee Glenn, Kansas State, G

Dec. 27 – Rori Harmon, Texas, G

Jan. 3 – Kelbie Washington, Oklahoma, G

Jan. 10 – Serena Sundell, Kansas State, G

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