Indiana women’s basketball senior forward Mackenzie Holmes won her fourth Big Ten Player of the Week award of the season. She is one of two players to receive the honor more than three times this year alongside Iowa junior guard Caitlin Clark.
Holmes had a monstruous weekend while leading Indiana to a 3-0 record and clinching a share of the Big Ten regular season championship. She averaged 26.7 points, 5.7 rebounds and 3.3 blocks per game while shooting 70.6% percent from the floor.
Her best performance was Monday, Feb. 13., at then-No. 13 Ohio State, where she scored a career-high 33 points on 15-of-18 shooting. Against No. 12 Michigan on Thursday, Holmes impacted both sides of the floor, scoring 27 points while grabbing five boards, swatting five shots and snatching two steals. In the title clincher against Purdue on Sunday, she scored 20 points on 10-of-11 shooting, rejected four shots and notched three steals.
Holmes joined Jill Chapman as the only other Hoosier to win the award four times in a season, which Chapman accomplished in the 2000-01 season. Holmes’ seven career Big Ten Player of the Week honors are the most in program history.