Feb. 2, 2004
PARK RIDGE, IL – The Big Ten announced today that Iowa junior Jamie Cavey has been named Big Ten Player of the Week. The honor, the first of her career, marks the first time a Hawkeye has earned the accolade this season.
Cavey sparked the Hawkeyes to their first two conference road wins of the season as Iowa defeated Northwestern (76-61) and No. 18/18 Michigan State (78-67) last week. The victories helped the Hawkeyes climb to third place in the Big Ten standings.
In Thursday’s 15-point win over the Wildcats, Cavey collected a team-high 24 points and eight rebounds while shooting 11-of-15 from the field (73.3 percent). She also added four assists and a steal in that outing.
On Sunday, Iowa recorded its first victory over a ranked team this season with an 11-point triumph against the Spartans. The native of Mechanicsville, IA, tallied a team-best 21 points in that win while shooting 57.1 percent (19-of-29) from the field and 83.3 percent (5-of-6) from the free-throw line. For the week, Cavey averaged 22.5 points, 5.5 rebounds and 2.5 assists per game.
Iowa’s junior center is in the midst of a career season. Cavey averaged 3.7 points per game in Big Ten play last season and 5.6 ppg in overall play. So far this season, she ranks No. 7 in both Conference and overall play with 17.2 and 16.8 points per game, respectively. She has led Iowa in scoring on 11 occasions, this season, and has chalked up at least 20 points in seven outings.
Iowa (12-7, 6-2) hosts Ohio State (12-7, 4-4) Thursday. Tip-off is 7:07 p.m. in Carver-Hawkeye Arena. Tickets are $7 for adults and $5 for youths.