COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio State freshman Kierstan Bell is continuing to have a great start to Big Ten play and on Monday, she was named to the Big Ten Freshman of the Week for the second consecutive week and the third time this season.
Bell helped the Buckeyes through a tough three games in six days stretch last week. She averaged 12.3 points, 3.0 rebounds and 2.0 assists in just 16.7 minutes per game. She shot 46.4 percent from the floor and 41.2 percent from long range with seven makes, which was her best three-game stretch of the season.
In the win over No. 24 Michigan, the Canton, Ohio native had 15 points and team-highs of six rebounds, three assists and two steals. On Sunday against Penn State, she scored 14 of her 17 points in the second half which helped the Buckeyes build an insurmountable lead.
Bell was also picked up Freshman of the Week honors last week (Jan. 6) and on Dec. 9 following wins over No. 2 Louisville and Radford. The Big Ten only began recognizing a Freshman of the Week at the start of the 2009-10 season. Since that time, Bell’s three weekly honors are the second most of any Buckeye behind Kelsey Mitchell’s six in 2014-15.
This upcoming week, the Buckeyes will play at Michigan State on Thursday before returning home to host Illinois on Sunday.