Nogic, Rembao headline BIG EAST Weekly Honors; Villanova cracks AP Top 25

The BIG EAST weekly honors for week three of the season were announced earlier today. The conference named a Player of the Week, Freshman of the Week, and a five-player weekly honor roll for games played Tuesday-Sunday of last week.

Player of the Week: Jovana Nogic, Providence, Jr., G

Jovana Nogic takes it to the rim. Courtesy of BIG EAST Conference. Photo Credit: Steve Woltmann

Nogic earned her first Player of the Week honors of her junior year after appearing on the honor roll last week. She led the Providence to a 3-0 record at the Savannah Invitational. The junior  leads the BIG EAST with 22.5 points per game on the season, and ranks 15th nationally.

Freshman of the Week: Tatum Rembao, Creighton, Fr., G

The rookie from Loveland, Co. averaged 10.7 points and 5.0 rebounds. She led all bench players with 14-points in Tuesday’s double-overtime win over Northern Iowa. Rembao posted 12 points against Washington and another six points against UCLA in the South Point Thanksgiving Shootout.

The BIG EAST Conference also highlighted five other performances from week two:

BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll

Allazia Blockton, Marquette, Jr., G
Preseason Player of the Year Allazia Blockton averaged 22.5 points and 8.5 rebounds, including 28 points and 11 boards in an OT thriller against Tennessee. The Golden Eagles eventually fell to the Lady Vols 101-99. Blockton was named to the All-Tournament Team of the 2017 Cancun Challenge.

Audrey Faber, Creighton, Jr., F
Faber averaged 20.3 points and 5.7 rebounds, which included a 29-points and  eight boards in a double-overtime win over Northern Iowa.

Adrianna Hahn, Villanova, Jr., G

Hahn posted 15.5 points and four rebounds in the weekend slate in Vermont. helped the Wildcats win the TD Bank Vermont Thanksgiving Tournament.  Nova currently tops the BIG EAST with a 6-0 record.

Additionally, Villanova received a Top-25 ranking in the AP’s Weekly Women’s Basketball Poll for the first time since 2004. The Wildcats look to procet their perfect season against Princeton and Saint Joseph’s this week.

Villanova team huddle. Courtesy of BIG EAST Conference Photo Credit: Steve Woltmann

JaQuan Jackson, Seton Hall, R-Sr., G
Jackson averaged a Tournament-high 18.5 points per game to earn MVP honors at the SHU Thanksgiving Classic. Jackson helped the hosts edge Rider in the semifinal (19 points) and Jacksonville State in the championship game (18 points).

Tori Schickel, Butler, Jr., F/C
Sckickel nabbed her second-straight BIG EAST honor roll mention for the 2017-18 season. She averaged 16.8 points, 12.5 rebounds en route to three double-doubles.