Barnett wins second Big Ten weekly award

BY DI STAFF | OCTOBER 26, 2011 7:20 AM

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Jessica Barnett took home the Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week award on Tuesday after contributing 5 points to the Hawkeyes' two wins over the weekend.

The junior midfielder scored two goals and added an assist in games against No. 20 Northwestern and Pacific. Both goals came in Iowa's 5-2 win over the Wildcats in the Hawkeyes' Big Ten finale.

"[Barnett] had a very strong weekend on both sides of the ball," head coach Tracey Griesbaum said in a release. "She defends hard and is always providing a spark to our offense. Jess is a phenomenal leader on this team."

The native of North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, also added a defensive save against Northwestern — her third in as many games.

Barnett's weekend outburst raised her season goal total to 6 and point total to 14.

The junior has taken home the past two weekly awards that the Hawkeyes have received; her previous one was announced on Oct. 11.

No. 10 Iowa will play its final game of the regular season at 2 p.m. Friday against Ball State in Muncie, Ind.

— by Nick Szafranski

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