Buckeye Basketball: Mitchell wins 3rd Big Ten Player of the Year award

FILE - In this Nov. 10, 2017, file photo, Ohio State's Kelsey Mitchell, front left, drives to the basket on Stanford's Marta Sniezek, right, during the fourth quarter of an NCAA college basketball game in Columbus, Ohio. Mitchell became the Big Ten’s all-time scoring leader this weekend against Michigan State, passing Minnesota’s Rachel Banham who scored 3,093 points. (AP Photo/David Dermer, File)

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WSYX/WTTE) -- Kelsey Mitchell added to her legacy as arguably the greatest Ohio State women's basketball player ever on Monday when she captured her third Big Ten player of the Year award.

The senior point guard is third in the country averaging 24.4 points per game, leading the Big Ten with 110 three-point field goals made at a 40% clip from that distance, both career bests.

Mitchell, the Big Ten's all-time leading scorer, ranks third in NCAA history with 3,286 points.

The Cincinnati native is one of ten semifinalists for the Citizen Naismith Trophy Women’s College Player of the Year for the fourth time in her career. She was one of four finalists for the award in 2016.

She's also a finalist for the Nancy Lieberman Award, given to the nation's top point guard.

Fellow Buckeye Linnae Harper also got recognized by the Big Ten as a member of the All-Defensive Team.

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