INDIANAPOLIS - Sophomore guard Jenna Cobb has been named Horizon League Player of the Week after leading the Butler women's basketball team to a pair of road wins. It is the first time Cobb has been honored, and she is the first Bulldog to be recognized by the league this season.
"It's exciting for Jenna and our basketball team," head coach Beth Coutue said. "She has set the tone on both ends of the floor since we moved her to point guard. An added bonus has been her scoring, since she's always been one of our best defenders."
Cobb, a native of New Holland, Ohio, led Butler to a pair of road wins in her home state. The sophomore point guard scored a career-high 21 points in Butler's 68-62 win at Cleveland State on Thursday night. She also had seven rebounds and three steals in the win over the Vikings.
Cobb then had a solid all-around game helping Butler win 65-63 at Youngstown State on
Saturday. She scored nine points and passed seven assists against just one turnover.
For the week, Cobb averaged 15.0 points, 4.0 rebounds and 4.0 assists over the two victories. She shot .550 (11-for-20) during the weekend and made three 3-point field goals.
Butler, which has won three straight games, will host Valparaiso Saturday, Feb. 11 at 2 p.m. ET. The game is Butler's Pink Zone game for breast cancer awareness. Couture is a breast cancer survivor and is heavily involved with anti-breast cancer events around Indianapolis.