Shepard Sets Big Ten Award Record and Scoring Mark

Nebraska’s Jessica Shepard set a Big Ten record Monday by capturing her ninth Freshman of the Week award.

The 6-4 forward from Fremont completed the 13th week of the women’s basketball season by becoming the Huskers’ single-season freshman scoring leader.  Shepard has 466 points so far, eclipsing the NU freshman mark of 461 held by Debra Powell since 1981-82.

Shepard is also just the fifth Nebraska frosh in history to amass 200 rebounds in her debut season.