Ohio State’s Kelsey Mitchell named Big Ten Player of the Year

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Ohio State’s Kelsey Mitchell named Big Ten Player of the Year

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Ohio State’s Kelsey Mitchell plays against Maryland during an NCAA college basketball game Monday, Feb. 20, 2017, in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)

Kelsey Mitchell is the Big Ten Women’s Basketball Player of the Year for the second time in three seasons.

Ohio State’s junior point guard, who starred at Princeton High School, received the honor from the conference’s coaches and media Monday.

Mitchell, who was also named the Big Ten Player of the Year as a freshman, led the conference in scoring (23.4 points per game) during the regular season, and her 100 three-pointers ranked second. 

She is the only member of the Big Ten co-champion Buckeyes to make the All-Big Ten first team.

Teammates Shayla Cooper and Stephanie Mavunga both made the second team while Sierra Calhoun received honorable mention from media and coaches.

Ohio State center Tori McCoy made the all-freshman team while Buckeye super sub Linnae Harper was chosen the Sixth Player of the Year. 

Indiana guard Alexis Gassion, a senior from Fairborn High School, earned honorable mention from the media and coaches while also making the coaches’ All-Defensive Team.

She averaged 12.6 points, six rebounds and 4.5 assists for the Hoosiers.

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