For the second time in her career, Ohio State’s Kelsey Mitchell stands on top of the Big Ten.
The Big Ten announced Mitchell won her second Big Ten Player of the Year award on Monday, further filling out a trophy case that is likely beginning to quite crowded these days.
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Mitchell led the Big Ten and came in fourth nationally in scoring with 23.4 points per game. She also chipped in 4.0 assists and 2.9 rebounds per game. The junior guard had previously won the award in the 2014-15 season, her freshman year, and could be closing in on the title of Best Player in Ohio State history.
The next time Mitchell will take the court will be the Big Ten Tournament in Indianapolis this weekend, where her Ohio State team is the No. 1 seed after winning the Big Ten regular season title.
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The Big Ten announced the rest of its awards as well on Monday. They are listed below:
- Coach of the Year: Kim Barnes Arico, Michigan
- Defensive Player of the Year: Ashley Deary, Northwestern
- Sixth Player of the Year: Linnae Harper, Ohio State
- Freshman of the Year: Destiny Slocum, Maryland
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As far as the All-Big Ten teams went, the five unanimous first-team selections were Mitchell, Brionna Jones of Maryland, Shatori Walker-Kimbrough of Maryland, Katelynn Flaherty of Michigan, and Tori Jankowska of Michigan State.
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