PISCATAWAY, N.J. – Rutgers junior guard Shrita Parker was named Honorable Mention All-Big Ten as selected by members of the media, it was announced on Monday by the conference office.
The Scarlet Knights’ leading scorer, Parker is averaging 11.7 points per contest, while in Big Ten matchups she has averaged 14.1 points per game. The junior Scarlet Knight put up back-to-back 20-point contests against Iowa on Jan. 17 and Michigan State on Jan. 14, setting a new career-high. Additionally, Parker has scored in double figures in all but one Big Ten contest this winter and has led RU in scoring in 12 of the Scarlet Knights’ 16 Big Ten contests this season. She has been RU’s leading scorer in the last six-straight games.
The Virginia Beach, Virginia native ranks fourth in the conference in free throw percentage hitting at an 86.3 percent clip (63-of-73) and has gone perfect from the charity stripe 12 times this season.
Sophomore guard Khadaizha Sanders was Rutgers’ recipient of the Big Ten Sportsmanship Award. Honorees are those student-athletes who have distinguished themselves through sportsmanship and ethical behavior. These students must also be in good academic standing and have demonstrated good citizenship outside of the sports-competition setting.
The Rutgers women's basketball team will open 2017 Big Ten Women's Basketball Tournament action on Wednesday in the first round. No. 14 Rutgers will take on No. 11 Wisconsin at approximately 4 p.m. following the other first round match-up between No. 12 Illinois and No. 13 Nebraska. The winner will advance to meet No. 6 Michigan State on Thursday in the second round.
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