Moses Named to Big Ten Player of the Week Honor Roll

PURDUESPORTSDOTCOM Moses is already 18th on the Boilermakers' career scoring list.
PURDUESPORTSDOTCOM
Moses is already 18th on the Boilermakers' career scoring list.
PURDUESPORTSDOTCOM

Nov. 18, 2013

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CHICAGO, Ill. - Purdue women's basketball senior guard Courtney Moses was named to the Big Ten Player of the Week Honor Roll on Monday by the conference office after averaging 21.5 points and 3.0 rebounds per game in a pair of road victories for the Old Gold and Black. Moses is the first Boilermaker to earn conference recognition in the young season, and the first-ever to be named to the Big Ten Weekly Honor Roll in its first year of existence.

After being held scoreless in the opener by Ball State, Moses rebounded with a 13-point effort at IUPUI on Wednesday and a career-high 30-point performance at Toledo on Sunday. Moses connected on 73.9% of her shots (17-for-23) in the two games, including 50.0% from behind the arc (4-for-8), in addition to grabbing five rebounds at Toledo.

"When Courtney is dialed in, she's as dangerous a shooter as anyone in the country," said Purdue head coach Sharon Versyp. "We needed her last week in some tough games on the road and she came through for us. It's excellent to see the conference take notice of her performances."

Moses is averaging 14.3 points and 3.3 rebounds per game on the season, shooting 60.7% from the floor (17-for-28), 40.0% from three (4-for-10) and 83.3% (5-for-6) from the free throw line. She's one of three Boilermakers averaging in double-figures through the first three games, joining senior teammate KK Houser at 19.3 points per game and junior Whitney Bays at 15.0 points per game.

Illinois senior Amber Moore was named Big Ten Player of the Week, while Michigan State freshman Aerial Powers and Nebraska sophomore Rachel Theriot joined Moses on the honor roll and Powers was named Big Ten Freshman of the Week.

The Boilermakers have just one game this week, hosting Belmont on Friday at 5:30 p.m. in Mackey Arena. Purdue's first victory under Versyp came against the Bruins as they posted a 67-43 win in West Lafayette in 2006.