Janning Named BIG EAST Player of the Week

Sarah Beal

Sarah Beal

Jan. 27, 2014

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NEW YORK, N.Y. – Creighton’s Marissa Janning and Providence’s Sarah Beal collected BIG EAST weekly women’s basketball awards, as announced by the league on Monday. Janning was tabbed the BIG EAST Player of the Week for the first time in her career, while Beal becomes the first Friar since Chelsea Marandola on Dec. 26, 2005, to earn Freshman of the Week accolades.

BIG EAST Player of the Week
Marissa Janning, Creighton, So., G
Janning stuffed the stat sheet in the Bluejays’ 83-64 win over Marquette on Saturday. Janning scored a game-high 23 points in 30 minutes of action while dishing eight assists and grabbing three boards. The sophomore guard made over 47 percent (10-21) of her attempts from the floor while committing just one turnover against a Golden Eagles squad which forces nearly 16 miscues per game. Janning’s eight dimes tie her season high.

BIG EAST Freshman of the Week
Sarah Beal, Providence, Fr., G
Beal averaged 18.5 points, 3.5 rebounds, 4.5 assists and 1.0 steal over two games last week for the Friars.  She opened the week with a career-high 27 points against Marquette on Tuesday, making 8-of-15 attempts from the field and sinking 10-of-12 from the free-throw line.  She also added four assists, three rebounds and two steals.  Beal closed the week with 10 points, five assists and four rebounds against Seton Hall on Saturday.  It marked the ninth game this season she recorded five or more assists, including third in BIG EAST play. 

Honor Roll
Alexis Harris, Providence, Jr., F
Harris became the first player in the BIG EAST this season to record multiple 30-point games. She averaged 22.5 points, 11.0 rebounds and 2.0 assists in two games last week for the Friars, shooting 60.7-percent from the field and 73.3-percent from the free-throw line.
Megan Rogowski, DePaul, Jr., G
Rogowski led DePaul in scoring at Georgetown (15) and at Butler (16) last week, knocking down three triples in each of DePaul's wins. Rogowski improved to 13th all-time at DePaul in three-pointers.
Ka-Deidre Simmons, Seton Hall, R-Jr., G
Simmons averaged 18.5 points and 8.5 assists per game in a 2-0 road week for Seton Hall. She scored 17 points with nine assists and three steals, shooting 7-for-14 from the field at Xavier on Tuesday, before leading the comeback effort at Providence on Saturday, scoring 20 points and dishing eight assists.
Amber Thompson, St. John’s, Jr., F
Thompson averaged 12.0 points, 7.5 rebounds and 3.0 blocks per game in a 2-0 week for the Red Storm. She turned the ball over just once in her 50 minutes and shot 83.3 percent from the floor while adding a perfect 4-for-4 performance from the charity stripe.
Andrea White, Georgetown, Sr., F
White averaged 19.5 points and 8.0 rebounds over two games last week. She led the Hoyas in both contests with 21 points against DePaul and 18 at St. John's, shooting 48.6 percent from the field.