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Pallas Kunaiyi-Akpanah, Lindsey Pulliam named to All-Big Ten teams

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Northwestern is snagging some big awards.

On Tuesday, Pallas Kunaiyi-Akpanah was named Second Team All-Big Ten by the coaches and media in the 2017-18 All-Big Ten Honors. Teammate Lindsey Pulliam made the All-Freshman team and was also named an All-Big Ten Honorable Mention.

Senior Lydie Rohde was honored for the 2017-18 Big Ten Sportsmanship Award.

Kunaiyi-Akpanah, a junior, had the best season of her career on both sides of the ball. She averaged 11.5 points per game and 11.8 rebounds per game, well over a double-double. She also had 36 blocks and 53 steals. All of these numbers were accomplished in just 25.7 minutes per game.

Pulliam was Northwestern’s leading scorer as a first-year with 14.6 points per game. She scored a season-high 33 points at Indiana and was the main offensive force for the Wildcats all season.

Lydia Rohde missed much of the season with a foot injury, but her Northwestern career was certainly one to remember. She did shoot 39.7 percent from three and a career high 6.3 points per game in 2017-18. Lydia’s a truly admirable Northwestern athlete and person, and we wish her all the best.