Sept. 13, 2011
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IOWA CITY, Iowa — University of Iowa forward Kim Scraper has been named Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week for the second consecutive week, the conference announced Tuesday. It is Scraper’s second career weekly honor and Iowa’s second of the season. Scraper shared the honor this week with Kelsey Amy of Penn State.
“Kim had a great weekend,” said head coach Tracey Griesbaum. “She ran the field very well and was able to stretch out the defense. Her skills and finishing ability in the circle were very effective.”
Scraper, a native of West Vancouver, Canada, led Iowa to a sweep of Providence and Brown over the weekend in Providence, R.I., tallying six of Iowa’s 11 goals scored in the two contests. Friday, in Iowa’s 4-1 win at Providence, the sophomore scored two goals en route to her third multi-goal game of the season.
The former West Vancouver Secondary standout helped Iowa blank Brown on Saturday, 7-0. Scraper tallied her fourth multi-goal game of the year as she recorded four scores in the victory. It marked the first time a Hawkeye had recorded four scores in a game since Pattie Gillern scored five in a win over Missouri State on Sept. 28, 2003. The sophomore leads the Big Ten with 12 goals this season and ranks second nationally in goals per game and points per game. Scraper scored five goals all of last season.
The honor marks the first time Iowa has won the conference offensive weekly award multiples times in a season since 2008, when the team earned three offensive weekly accolades. The last time a Hawkeye won the offensive award in back-to-back weeks was Caitlin McCurdy in 2005 (Oct. 17 and Oct. 24).
No. 12 Iowa (5-1) returns to Iowa City this weekend to host Central Michigan and Missouri State. Both matches will be held at Grant Field and both are scheduled to start at 1 p.m. Admission is free.