Add 'National Freshman of the Week' (See Posts on 1/11/22)
(and B1G Freshman of the Week for the 4th time, (see Posts on 1/17/22)
NOW, Big Ten Freshman of the YEAR! (see Posts on 3/1/22)
Alexis Markowski named Freshman of the Week ; Jaz Shelley Honorable Mention!!!
Markowski is Nebraska's first Big Ten Freshman-of-the-Week honoree since Sam Haiby captured the award on Feb. 4, 2019.
Markowski, a 6-3 forward/center out of Lincoln Pius X High School, averaged 6.0 points and 8.0 rebounds in 15 minutes per game off the bench for the Big Red in a pair of wins at The Dana on Mission Bay Holiday Tournament in San Diego (Nov. 26-27). She closed the tournament with seven points and seven rebounds to go with her first career assist and a blocked shot in 14 minutes in a championship game win over the host Toreros.
Shelley erupted for 30 points on 8-of-9 shooting (6-7 3FG) against Drexel (Nov. 26). She added seven rebounds and a career-high four blocked shots in the 65-53 win over the Dragons. Shelley followed with 15 points and a career-high four steals in a 64-56 win over San Diego (Nov. 27). She hit 5-of-8 three-point attempts against the Toreros.
Shelley earned her first Big Ten Weekly Honor Roll spot (Nov. 22) after producing just the fourth triple-double in Nebraska history with 14 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists in a win over North Carolina Central (Nov. 20).