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Katherine Plouffe Named Player Of The Week

One week, one award. Nicely done, KP!

Sure, it's a little more than a week, but why issue awards for just three days?

With three double-doubles to open the season, Marquette senior forward Katherine Plouffe was named the first Big East women's basketball Player of the Week for the 2013-2014 season.

Plouffe averaged 20 points and 13 rebounds as Marquette raced out to a 3-0 lead to start the season, including a 82-77 win over Vanderbilt, who was ranked #25 in the USA Today coaches' poll at the time.

Speaking of the rankings, it turns out that the coaches are not actually paying as close of attention to the results against ranked teams as the writers are. After their win over the Commodores, Marquette jumped up to 24 points in the Associated Press poll, unofficially slotting Marquette as #29 in the country. Oddly enough, even though the coaches' poll had Vanderbilt at #25, Marquette got a grand total of two (2!) points in the newest USA Today coaches' poll, putting them into an unofficial three way tie for 38th.

To round out the rest of the awards, Georgetown center Natalie Butler was named Rookie of the Week. DePaul's Jasmine Penny, Providence's Alexis Harris, Aliyyah Handford from St. John's, Villanova's Emily Leer, and Xavier's Shatyra Hawkes were named to the Weekly Honor Roll.