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5 Purdue women pick up Big Ten honors

Five Purdue women's basketball players received postseason honors from the coaches and media, the Big Ten announced Monday.

Taylor Manuel was named to the coaches' All-freshman team, and Drey Mingo and Courtney Moses were named to the coaches' third team. KK Houser and Sam Ostarello received honorable mention honors from the coaches.

Ostarello received a spot on the media's second team with Moses landing on the third team and Mingo getting an honorable mention from the media.

Manuel leads the Big Ten in shooting percentage, hitting 53 percent of her shots, and she averages 8.2 points.

Houser leads the Boilermakers in assists (138) and steals (55) and is the team's third-leading scorer with 11.1 points per game.

Ostarello is the Big Ten's rebounding leader with 9.9 per game, and she is fourth on the team in scoring, averaging 9.6 points.

Moses leads Purdue in scoring with 13.2 points per game and has connected on a team-high 53 three-pointers.

Mingo is the Boilermakers' second leading score, averaging 12.4 points, and she has scored in double digits a team-high 23 times.

The coaches named Nebraska's Connie Yori as coach of the year, and the media picked Penn State's Coquese Washington as the conference's coach of the year.

Penn State's Maggie Lucas was named Big Ten player of the year by the coaches and media, and Lucas, Rachel Banham (Minnesota), Jordan Hooper (Nebraska), Tayler Hill (Ohio State) and Alex Bentley (Penn State) comprised the All-Big Ten first team on the coaches' ballots. The media named Lucas, Hooper, Hill, Bentley and Illinois' Karisma Penn to the All-Big Ten first team.

Northwestern's Maggie Lyon was named Big Ten freshman of the year by the coaches and media, and Iowa's Melissa Dixon was named sixth player of the year. Adrienne GodBold of Illinois was named defensive player of the year.

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