Big Four: Clyburn garners weekly conference honor

IRVING, Texas – Iowa State senior Will Clyburn has been named the Big 12 Conference’s Rookie of the Week for the second week in a row after averaging 21 points and seven rebounds in two games.

The former Marshalltown Community College standout had 14 points in a loss at Oklahoma State and followed with a 28-point, 10-rebound performance in a home win over Baylor. It marked his sixth double-double of the season and fourth 20-point scoring game.

This was the third Big 12 Rookie of the Week award for Clyburn, who transferred in from Utah.

Panthers picked in MVC

CEDAR FALLS – Northern Iowa’s Jacqui Kalin and Hannah Schonhardt both received weekly women’s basketball awards from the Missouri Valley Conference on Monday.

Kalin was the MVC’s Player of the Week and Schonhardt the Newcomer of the Week after victories over Southern Illinois and Evansville.

Kalin averaged 24 points in the two wins, matching her season high with 28 points against Evansville. She also had a career-high 10 rebounds in that game for her second career double-double.

Schonhardt set career-high scoring marks consecutively, netting 15 points against SIU and then 23 versus the Purple Aces.

Newcomer goes to King

ST. LOUIS – Drake freshman forward Joey King has been named the Missouri Valley Conference’s Newcomer of the Week, the league announced Monday.

King averaged 12 points and six rebounds while shooting 60 percent from the field and from 3-point range in Bulldog wins over Southern Illinois and Indiana State.