PARK RIDGE, Ill. - Senior Kim Grodek has been named Big Ten Player of the Week, announced the Big Ten Conference today. It is the first time in her career that the senior has taken home the honor, as well as just the fifth Hoosier in school history to win the award.
Grodek led the Hoosiers to the 2004 Milwaukee Cup championship, tallying 11 total points on the weekend on five goals and an assist. She moved into fourth place on the schools all-time goals list with 22, and points, with 47.
In the tournament opener against Marquette, Grodek notched her first collegiate hat trick and added an assist as IU rolled to a 4-0 win. The senior then added another two goals in the Hoosiers 2-1 victory over Wisconsin-Milwaukee in the championship match.
After the tournament, the Barrington, Ill., product was named to the all-tournament team.
Purdue defender Kristin Lichtenberg took home the defensive player of the week award. The sophomore was instrumental in leading the Boilermakers defense, which allowed just one goal in two games over the weekend. She also scored her first career goal over the weekend.
The Hoosiers will be back in action on Sunday, Sept. 5, as IU hosts in-state rival Ball State in its home opener. Match time is set for 5 p.m. at Armstrong Stadium.