Mitchell Named B1G Preseason Player of the Year
Oct. 24, 2016

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COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio State junior Kelsey Mitchell was selected as the Big Ten’s Preseason Player of the Year as voted upon by the leagues 14 head coaches and members of the media. Mitchell was also named a unanimous choice for the preseason All-Big Ten team.

As a team, the Buckeyes were picked to finish second in the conference this season by both the media and the head coaches. Two-time defending champion Maryland was picked to repeat as champion.

Mitchell has had quite the first two seasons in Columbus. She is already ninth on the OSU career scoring chart with 1,762 points. She is on pace to not only shatter the school record but also set the NCAA career scoring record. Mitchell was the Big Ten Player and unanimous Freshman of the Year in 2015 and was a consensus first team All-American last year. 

Mitchell and the Buckeyes will host Ashland in an exhibition game at Value City Arena on Nov. 6, before opening the regular season against Duquesne on Nov. 11 in St. John Arena.

2016-17 Preseason All-Big Ten Teams and Polls


 

 

 

2016-17 COACHES BIG TEN PRESEASON RANKINGS

  1. Maryland
  2. Ohio State
  3. (tie) Indiana and Michigan State

2016-17 COACHES PRESEASON ALL-BIG TEN TEAM

TYRA BUSS, Jr., G, Indiana

Ally Disterhoft, Sr., G, Iowa

BRIONNA JONES, Sr., C, Maryland

SHATORI WALKER-KIMBROUGH, Sr., G, Maryland

KATELYNN FLAHERTY, Jr., G, Michigan

Tori Jankoska, Sr., G, Michigan State

Jessica Shepard, So., F, Nebraska

Nia Coffey, Sr., F, Northwestern

Kelsey Mitchell, Jr., G, Ohio State

Teniya Page, So., G, Penn State

2016-17 COACHES PRESEASON PLAYER OF THE YEAR

Kelsey Mitchell, Jr., G, Ohio State

2016-17 MEDIA BIG TEN PRESEASON RANKINGS

  1. Maryland
  2. Ohio State
  3. Indiana

2016-17 MEDIA PRESEASON ALL-BIG TEN TEAM

Tyra Buss, Jr., G, Indiana

Ally Disterhoft, Sr., G, Iowa

Brionna Jones, Sr., C, Maryland

SHATORI WALKER-KIMBROUGH, Sr., G, Maryland

Katelynn Flaherty, Jr., G, Michigan

Tori Jankoska, Sr., G, Michigan State

Carlie Wagner, Jr., G, Minnesota

Jessica Shepard, So., F, Nebraska

Nia Coffey, Sr., F, Northwestern

Kelsey Mitchell, Jr., G, Ohio State

 

2016-17 MEDIA PRESEASON PLAYER OF THE YEAR

Kelsey Mitchell, Jr., G, Ohio State

Unanimous selections listed in ALL CAPS