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Martinez native earns Big Ten Honors

Nebraska guard Natalie Romeo (left) zips past Rutgers defender Tyler Scaife in the Cornhuskers’ Jan. 16, 2016, win over the Scarlet Knights. Nebraska was victorious by a score of 65-54. Romeo scored 32 points, a career-high, on Dec. 13 against Penn State. (SCOTT BRUHN / NEBRASKA COMMUNICATIONS)
Nebraska guard Natalie Romeo (left) zips past Rutgers defender Tyler Scaife in the Cornhuskers’ Jan. 16, 2016, win over the Scarlet Knights. Nebraska was victorious by a score of 65-54. Romeo scored 32 points, a career-high, on Dec. 13 against Penn State. (SCOTT BRUHN / NEBRASKA COMMUNICATIONS)

By GERARDO RECINOS
Martinez Tribune

Martinez native Natalie Romeo was named to the Big Ten Conference Player of the Week Honor Roll for the second time this season.

Romeo, who attended St. Catherine of Siena School and graduated from Carondelet High School in Concord, made the team after dropping a career high 32 points in a road win at Penn State on Jan. 13, 2016.

Romeo, a Nebraska Cornhusker guard, converted a season-high eight field goals from three-point range.

The sophomore guard is fifth in the Big Ten Conference in three-point field goal percentage with a 43.5 percent mark from behind the arc. As of Tribune deadline, Romeo leads the Big Ten in three-pointers made, with 57.

Romeo is 18th overall in the Big Ten scoring, and second on her team behind only superstar freshman Jessica Shepard, who was named as the Big Ten Freshman of the Week for Jan. 18-24, 2016.

Romeo missed out on the Player of the Week award to Indiana guard Tyra Buss, who scored a game-high 24 points against No. 18, Michigan State.

About Gerardo Recinos

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Gerardo Recinos is a journalist currently living in Concord, Calif. He is a recent graduate of San Francisco State University, with a degree in Journalism (History minor). Gerardo covers sports throughout Martinez and Pleasant Hill. It's his lifelong mission to get people in the U.S. to stop calling football "soccer," and to call American football "handegg."

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