Biemer Claims Big 5 Player of the Week Award

PHILADELPHIA - Behind senior Carrie Biemer's third career double-double and 22.5 points per game last week, the University of Pennsylvania women's basketball team swept an Ivy League home weekend for the first time in more than two years. With the Quakers’ efforts, Biemer was awarded Big 5 Player of the Week honors.

In pushing Penn’s win streak to three games, Biemer was tremendous from the floor, going 17-for-28 (61 percent) in the two games. She was even better from beyond the arc, making six of her eight attempts (75 percent), and from the charity stripe, where she went 5-for-6 for an 83 percent clip.

In the decisive 66-49 win over Brown, Biemer tied a career-high with 11 made field goals and posted her third double-double of the season with 28 points and 10 rebounds. The next night, she scored 17 points and grabbed five rebounds to help the Quakers (6-15, 3-4 Ivy) pull away from Yale, 62-46.

This is the second such honor of the year for Biemer. She previously won the award on Jan. 12 after posting her first career double-double against Ivy League rival Princeton.

The Haddonfield, N.J., native is also just five points away from reaching the 1,000-point mark for her career.

Biemer and the Quakers certainly have a big weekend in front of them as they travel to play the top two teams in the Ivy League. On Friday, Penn will be at first-place Dartmouth for a 7 p.m. tip followed by its matchup with second-place Harvard at 6 p.m. Saturday.