Nebraska’s Jessica Shepard has been named the Big Ten Conference women’s basketball freshman-of-the-week for a 10th time.
Shepard scored 26 points and grabbed six rebounds in helping Nebraska knock off 1th ranked Michigan State on Sunday in Lincoln. It was Shepard’s 15th 20-point performance of the season and 10th in 14 Big Ten games.
Along the way, Shepard became the first Nebraska freshman in history to score 500 points in a season. She pushed her season total to 514, and the previous NU freshman record was 461 set by Debra Powell in 1981-82.
Shepard also set the Nebraska freshman record for field goals made in a season, pushing her total to 203 to pass the previous mark of 201 held by Darcy Williamson since 1975-76. Shepard’s 379 field goal attempts are 168 fewer than Williamson’s (547), and Shepard has yet to climb into the top five in most field goal attempts by a freshman at NU.