Maryland women's basketball guard Kaila Charles earned the team's first Big Ten weekly honor of the season, as she was named Big Ten Player of the Week on Monday.
Charles averaged 24.5 points and four rebounds per game between victories over then-No. 12 Ohio State on Jan. 22 and Northwestern on Jan. 25. She set a career-high with 32 points against the Buckeyes, leading the No. 11 Terps (18-3, 7-1 Big Ten) to a 99-69 win.
The sophomore is the team's leading scorer and rebounder, averaging 17.8 points and 7.9 boards per game.
Her biggest games usually come against top opponents. Charles has notched double-doubles in games against No. 1 Connecticut, then-No. 4 South Carolina and then-No. 18 Iowa, to go with her 32 points and seven rebounds against the Buckeyes.
Charles is one of two returning starters from last season, and has established herself as Maryland's go-to player, with only guard Kristen Confroy averaging more minutes per game this season.
The Terps and Charles will go for their fourth consecutive victory against Rutgers (17-6, 5-4 Big Ten) on Thursday.