Gopher’s Zahui is Big Ten Co-Player of the Week
MINNEAPOLIS (Gophersports.com) – University of Minnesota sophomore center Amanda Zahui B. today was named the Big Ten Co-Player of the Week by the Big Ten Conferenceafter averaging an impressive 14.5 points, 14.0 rebounds, 8.0 blocks and 2.5 steals per game in two contests for the Gophers last week. She shares her seventh-career weekly honor with Michigan State's Tori Jankoska.
Zahui posted her second-career triple-double with 16 points, 13 rebounds and 12 blocks in Minnesota's win over Penn State Wednesday. Her 12 blocks matched the Big Ten single-game record and broke the center's previous program single-game record. It was just the second triple-double in the Big Ten this season and Zahui became the only Gopher in program history to have two triple-doubles in her career.
She followed it up with her 16th double-double of the season with 13 points and 15 rebounds, while adding four blocks at Northwestern.
The sophomore currently third nationally in double doubles and is one of just 15 players in the NCAA this season to record a triple double. Zahui also ranks seventh in defensive rebounds per game, eighth in blocks per game and ninth in rebounds per game this season.
Among the NCAA active career leaders, Zahui ranks send in career blocks per game, third in triple doubles and fourth in rebounds per game. Along with that, the center is 12th in double doubles and 17th in total blocks and is the only sophomore in the top-17 in each category.
Zahui is only 105 points away from becoming just the 22nd Gopher in program history to score 1,000 career points and is six blocks away from becoming Minnesota’s career leader in the category.
The Maroon and Gold is back in action Thursday, Feb. 5, when it travels to Illinois for an 8 p.m. meeting with the Fighting Illini