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Frosted Flakes: Cain Is a Keeper

Yet another freshman of the week honor for a Husker women’s basketball player and more sports news

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Another week, another “Freshman of the Week” honor for the 6’5” center, Kate Cain. It seems like only yesterday that another Husker freshman frontcourt player was dusting the competition in garnering FOTW awards.

That player, Jess Shepard, is now making noise at perennial power Notre Dame after transferring from Nebraska. While Shepard was climbing the record books here in the Husker state, she was a mismatch in Amy Williams’ program. It appears to be one of those rare “everyone wins” situations. Shepard found a home at a school that sends quite a few players to the WNBA. Cain found an opening to play immediately after her original choice, Delaware, fired their coaching staff.

The Husker women open conference play this Thursday in Lincoln as they take on defending conference co-champs Ohio State. Tipoff is at 7 pm CST.

Freshman of the Week

Kate Cain, Nebraska

C – Middletown, N.Y. – Pine Bush

• Averaged 13.0 points, 9.0 rebounds and 7.0 blocks per game with a .545 field-goal percentage as Nebraska split matchups with Florida Atlantic and Washington State last week

• Posted the third triple-double in school history (first involving blocked shots) with career highs of 22 points, 14 rebounds and a school-record 11 blocks in the win over FAU on Dec. 19

• Paced Nebraska to a 9-4 non-conference record, two more wins than the Huskers registered all of last season

• Earns her fourth career Freshman of the Week honor

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