Sam Haiby named to Big Ten’s weekly Honor Roll

From: Nebraska Athletics

Nebraska sophomore Sam Haiby earned her second spot on the Big Ten Women’s Basketball Honor Roll when the conference announced its weekly awards on Monday, Dec. 16.

Haiby, a 5-9 guard from Moorhead, Minn., poured in 20 points on 8-of-14 shooting, while adding five rebounds and a career-high four steals in Nebraska’s win over Oral Roberts at Pinnacle Bank Arena on Saturday. Haiby hit a three-pointer and went 3-for-3 at the free throw line while also contributing an assist as Nebraska improved to 9-1 on the season.

It was Haiby’s second 20-point scoring performance of the season, joining her career-high 28-point effort in an overtime win at Missouri on Nov. 10. Her game at Mizzou also helped Haiby win a spot on the first Big Ten Weekly Honor Roll this season (Nov. 11).

Through 10 games as a starter, Haiby is averaging 10.8 points, 3.0 rebounds, 2.6 assists and 1.1 steals for the Huskers, who are off to their best 10-game start since 2014-15.

Haiby and the Huskers return to action this Sunday, Dec. 22, when they take on Manhattan. Tip-off between the Big Red and the Jaspers is set for noon at Pinnacle Bank Arena, and tickets are on sale now through the Nebraska Athletic Ticket Office at Huskers.com.

Big Ten Players of the Week (Dec. 16)

Player: Destiny Pitts, Jr., G/F, Minnesota (21.0 ppg, 7.5 rpg, 5.0 apg)

Freshman: Kennedi Myles, Fr., F, Illinois (15.5 ppg, 16.0 rpg)

Weekly Honor Roll (Dec. 16)

Sam Haiby, So., G, Nebraska (20.0 ppg, 5.0 rpg, 4.0 spg)

Makenzie Meyer, Sr., G, Iowa (18.5 ppg, 3.5 rpg, 3.5 apg)

Kennedi Myles, Fr., F, Illinois (15.5 ppg, 16.0 rpg)

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