Nebraska’s Jordan Hooper earned her second straight first-team award when the All-Big Ten women’s basketball teams were announced Monday. Hooper earned a repeat selection as first-team All-Big Ten by leading the Huskers in scoring and rebounding with 17.9 points and 8.7 boards per game. The 2012 AP honorable-mention All-American ranked fifth in the Big Ten in scoring, fourth in rebounding and sixth in three-pointers made per game.
Hooper, who was a Big Ten All-Tournament choice in 2012, has earned a total of six Big Ten Player-of-the-Week awards in her two years in the conference, including three this season. Hooper, a preseason candidate for the Wade, Naismith and Wooden National Player-of-the-Year awards, is Yori’s 10th first-team all-conference award winner in Yori’s 11 seasons at Nebraska.
Moore added her second straight selection to the All-Big Ten second team. Moore also finished eighth in the Big Ten in scoring (15.0 ppg), second in three-point field goal percentage (.409) and 10th in overall field goal percentage (.470). Moore, who was a preseason candidate for the Wade, Naismith and Wooden national player-of-the-year awards, has played more minutes than any other player in school history and has tied All-American Kelsey Griffin school record with 127 career starts. She also ranks second in school history with 652 assists and has scored nearly 1,600 points.
Theriot, a 6-0 guard from Middleburg Heights, Ohio, played a major role for the Huskers down the stretch in conference play. The Big Ten All-Freshman selection averaged 7.9 points, 3.4 rebounds and 3.5 assists in Big Ten action. She increased her overall season averages to 6.1 points, 2.9 rebounds and 3.1 assists, despite playing the entire season with a foot injury. Theriot, who started NU’s final 23 games, finished sixth in the conference in assist-to-turnover ratio and 12th in the Big Ten in assists.
Emily Cady earned honorable mention. Cady averaged 9.6 points and 9.3 rebounds in conference play while recording five double-doubles in Big Ten action. She finished the regular season by averaging 9.5 points and 8.0 boards overall on the year. Her rebounding average ranked sixth in the Big Ten. Cady, who was a Big Ten All-Freshman choice in 2012, also earned honorable-mention all-conference accolades from the media last season.
Nebraska returns to action Friday at 11:30 a.m. (central) at the 2013 Big Ten Tournament at Sears Centre Arena in Hoffman Estates, Ill. The No. 2 seed Huskers will face the winner of the first-round game between No. 7 Iowa and No. 10 Northwestern.