Feb. 6, 2012
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IOWA CITY, Iowa — University of Iowa of Iowa forward Aaron White has been named Big Ten co-Freshman of the Week, the conference office announced Monday morning. White shares the honor with Northwestern rookie Dave Sobolewski. This marks the third time this season that White has earned the weekly distinction (Nov. 14 and Dec. 26).
White (6-foot-8, 225) helped propel the Hawkeyes to a pair of home victories over Minnesota and Penn State last week. In the two games, he averaged 13 points, eight rebounds, three assists, two blocks and 1.5 steals.
The Strongsville, Ohio, native had 17 points and nine rebounds and posted personal bests in blocks (three), assists (four) and steals (two) in the Hawkeyes’ 77-64 win over the Nittany Lions Saturday afternoon.
Against the Golden Gophers, he snagged seven rebounds and scored nine points.
Iowa returns to action Thursday when the Hawkeyes travel to Evanston to take on Northwestern. Tip-off is set for 8:05 p.m. inside Welsh-Ryan Arena.