Baylor women's basketball Big 12 championship
Wilson and Player each tally 19 points in 64-62 overtime road victory over Oklahoma State.
Four Bears score in double digits in narrow road victory over Cornhuskers.
As a senior (2008-09): 2009 All-America candidate and team co-captain ranks No. 2 on the squad in scoring (13.8 ppg), rebounding (7.2 rpg) and minutes played (29.2 mpg) ... Became the Lady Bears' 26th career 1,000-point scorer during the Texas State game and now has 1,016 points to rank 24th on Baylor's all-time list ... Had 15 points and seven rebounds in 37 minutes at Colorado ... Returned to the starting line-up against Texas State and responded with seven points and seven rebounds in 23 minutes ... After playing in 109 consecutive games, with 46 straight starts in that span, Allison missed the UT-Pan American game with a sprained left ankle but came back to play 30 minutes off the bench at Oregon with six points, six rebounds and two steals ... Has registered nine double-figure scoring games in 12 appearances on season, while grabbing six or more rebounds 11 times ... Had 18 points and 13 rebounds in season-opening win over Florida Atlantic, then came back with 25 points and eight rebounds in Lady Bears' victory over No. 2 Stanford to earn Big 12 Player of the Week honors ... Tallied 11 points vs. Stephen F. Austin ... Registered a 16-point, career-high-tying 14-rebound effort at Rice ... Also recorded double-digit scoring games vs. Villanova (16 points), St. John's (18) and Samford (13) ... Earned All-Tournament honors in the Paradise Jam's Island Division ... A 2009 preseason All-Big 12 selection, the Lady Bears are 38-4 all-time when Allison scores in double figures; 9-0 in 2008-09 ... No. 6 in Big 12 in offensive rebounds (3.1 orpg), No. 9 in rebounding (7.2 rpg), No. 13 in scoring (13.8 ppg), No. 15 in both defensive rebounds (4.2 drpg) and free throw percentage (.629) ... Ranks among Baylor's all-time leaders in 3-point percentage (No. 6, .385), free throws made (T-No. 9, 277), rebounds (No. 10, 729) and points (No. 24, 1,016) ... Needs 71 rebounds to become the ninth player in school history to score 1,000 points and grab 800 caroms.
As a junior (2007-08): A first-team coaches All-Big 12 and All-Defensive team pick, junior post Rachel Allison is a 2008 Naismith Award candidate ... Among 31 players named to Atlanta Tipoff Club's 2008 Naismith Trophy midseason list ... Team tri-captain is Lady Bears' No. 2 scorer (12.8 ppg) and No. 1 rebounder (8.6 rpg) ... Ranks among Big 12 leaders in scoring (No. 17, 12.8 ppg), rebounding (No. 2, 8.6 rpg), free throw percentage (No. 12, .655), steals (No. 14, 1.67 spg), offensive (No. 4, 3.20 orpg) and defensive caroms (No. 6, 5.43 drpg), minutes (No. 18, 31.37) and double-doubles (T-No. 2, 8) ... Averaged 10.1 rebounds over last 11 games with 7 double-digit efforts ... Averaging 13.5 points and 9.3 rebounds in last 22 starts with 16 double-digit scoring games (including 1st career 5-game string) ... In 10 games vs. ranked (AP) 2007-08 opponents has averaged 10.7 points and 9.2 rebounds ... Averages 13.7 points and 8.3 rebounds in wins compared to 9.2 ppg and 10.2 rpg in losses ... 16 points and 10 rebounds in 38 minutes vs. Texas in Big 12 Championship ... Had 10 points, 12 rebounds and a career-high tying 3 blocks in a career-high tying 40 minutes vs. No. 20 Oklahoma State ... Registered a 10-point, 10-rebound effort at Iowa State ... Tallied 16 points, 8 rebounds and a career-high tying 4 assists in 40 minutes vs. No. 10 Oklahoma ... Produced a 13-point, 12-rebound double-double vs. Texas Tech ... Career-high-tying 14 rebounds at No. 17 Oklahoma State ... 15 points and 12 rebounds at No. 18 Kansas State ... 20 points in 29 minutes vs. Nebraska ... 17-point effort at No. 11 Oklahoma aided by career-high 3 (in 4 att.) treys ... Big 12 Player of the Week after averaging 25.5 ppg and 10.5 rebounds in wins over North Carolina A&T and Texas State ... Had 23 points and 13 rebounds in 30 minutes vs. Texas State ... Career-high 28 points against North Carolina A&T ... Turned in 17-point, 10-rebound game vs. Rice ... Recorded 1st double-double of year, a then-career-high 20-point, 10-rebound performance at Southeast Missouri State ... Lady Bears are 28-3 all-time when she scores in double-digits; 17-2 in 2007-08 ... Baylor is 8-2 all-time when she produces a double-double; 6-2 in 2007-08 ... 4, 20-point games on year (BU is 4-0 in those games) ... Started 63 of last 64 games, including 34 straight ... Grabbed 5 or more rebounds 29 times as a junior with 11 double-digit efforts and a high of 14 at No. 17 Oklahoma State ... Leads Lady Bears in steals (50), is No. 2 in minutes (941) and No. 3 in made 3-pointers (13) ... Produced 15 multi-theft games on season with a high of 5 vs. No. 25 Texas ... Represented the United States and Athletes in Action as a member of the Jones Cup Team, the team won a bronze medal this past summer ... Led Team USA in both scoring (10.8) and rebounding (7.0) in the international competition in Taiwan.
As a sophomore (2006-07): A second-team 2007 Academic All-Big 12 and fall Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll selection, sophomore post Rachel Allison started 33 of 34 games for the 2006-07 Lady Bears ... Ranked among Big 12 leaders in steals (No. 7, 1.79 spg), offensive rebounds (No. 10, 2.50 orpg) and rebounding (No. 15, 6.10 rpg) ... In Big 12 games-only statistics, she finished T-No. 10 in steals (1.50 spg), T-No. 13 in offensive rebounds (2.56 orpg) and T-No. 20 in rebounding (5.8 rpg) ... No. 2 on squad in steals (61), field goal percentage (.492), rebounding (6.10 rpg), offensive (85) and defensive caroms (124), No. 5 in free throw percentage (.655), minutes (829) and blocks (23), T-No. 6 in scoring (7.2 ppg) ... Baylor is 11-1 all-time when Allison registers a double-digit scoring game, including 8-1 in 2006-07 ... Tallied five or more rebounds 23 times on season while totaling five-plus points 26 times ... Credited with at least one steal in 28 contests, two or more thefts in 15 outings, including back-to-back career-high five-steal games vs. North Carolina A&T and Prairie View A&M ... Collected at least one assist in 25 games with a career-high tying three dimes vs. Texas A&M-Corpus Christi and at Oklahoma State ... Posted second career double-double with a season-best 14 points, a season-high tying 12 rebounds and a career-high tying three assists in 34 minutes at Oklahoma State ... Recorded a then-season-high 13 points and 10 rebounds against Arkansas-Pine Bluff to register first career double-double ... Had 12 points, four rebounds, two blocks and a pair of assists in 23 minutes before fouling out at Colorado ... Also had 12 points vs. Hofstra in WNIT quarterfinals and 10 five times (vs. North Texas, No. 9 LSU, Missouri, Chattanooga and No. 18 North Carolina State) ... 10 points and five rebounds in 17 minutes vs. Chattanooga before fouling out, then came back with 10 points and eight rebounds in 36 minutes vs. No. 18 North Carolina State ... Grabbed a season-high 12 rebounds in WNIT title game vs. No. 12 Purdue when she played a career-high 37 minutes ... Also totaled double-digit boards vs. South Dakota State (11), Arkansas-Pine Bluff (10) and at Oklahoma State (12) ... In Baylor's two 2006-07 meetings against Texas, she helped hold Lady Longhorn All-America candidate Tiffany Jackson to a combined 8-for-24 shooting from the floor ... Recorded a career-high three blocks in 21 minutes before fouling out vs. No. 8 Oklahoma in Waco, one of seven multi-block games she registered ... Averaged 8.0 points in Baylor wins compared to 4.8 in its losses.
As a freshman (2005-06): True freshman was one of five Lady Bears to play in every 2005-06 game with three starts to her credit ... Averaged 6.5 points and 4.9 rebounds over Baylor's last 13 contests, while shooting 59.6 percent (31-of-52) from the floor ... Contributed 5.1 rebounds over Baylor's last 10 games with five or more boards eight times in that span, including six of her last seven contests ... Registered three points in 11 minutes of work vs. Maryland ... Tallied eight points and six rebounds in 16 minutes off the bench against New Mexico ... Six points and five rebounds in 17 minutes of work vs. Northern Arizona ... Had two points and five rebounds in 11 minutes off the bench against Oklahoma in the Big 12 Tournament title game ... Totaled two points, five rebounds and two assists in 11 minutes vs. Texas A&M in semifinals ... Six points, six rebounds and a career-high tying three assists vs. Kansas State in quarterfinals ... Registered eight points, 10 rebounds, three steals and a career-high tying three assists in 20 minutes vs. Colorado ... Tallied a career-best 16 points in a career-high tying 30 minutes vs. Texas Tech ... Averaged 5.3 points and 7.7 rebounds over three starts (Texas, Oklahoma State, at Texas Tech) in mid-January, but came off the bench for Baylor's final 19 games ... Provided 5.2 points and 4.7 rebounds in 17.6 minutes on season ... Totaled five or more points 17 times (Baylor was 14-3 in those games) with three double-digit efforts (16 vs. Texas Tech, 15 vs. Nebraska, 12 at Army) to her credit ... Logged double-digit minutes 29 times on the year, including each of her last 17 appearances, with 20 or more minutes 13 times and a high of 30 vs. both Texas and Texas Tech in Waco ... Grabbed at least two rebounds 29 times with four or more caroms 21 times and a career-high of 14 vs. Oklahoma State ... Ranked No. 15 in Big 12 in free throw percentage (.736) ... Finished No. 2 on the squad in field goal percentage (.457) and total fouls (78), No. 4 in offensive (70), defensive (84) and total (154) rebounds, rebound average (4.7 rpg), free throws made (67) and attempted (91), No. 5 in free throw percentage (.736), No. 6 in minutes played (581), total points (173), scoring average (5.2 ppg), blocks (16) and steals (33) ... Ranked among Big 12 freshman leaders in free throw percentage (No. 7), field goal percentage (No. 11), blocks (No. 12), rebounding and steals (both No. 13), assists (No. 16) and scoring (No. 19) ... Averaged 5.6 points and 5.1 rebounds in Baylor wins compared to 3.9 ppg and 3.0 rpg in its losses ... Shot 46.9 percent from the field and 72.0 percent at the free throw line in 10 games vs. 2005-06 ranked (AP) opponents, while averaging 4.8 points and 4.0 rebounds ... Named to fall Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll.
Before Baylor: Excelled in both volleyball and basketball at Jonesboro High School ... Two-time all-state performer in volleyball as an outside hitter her sophomore and junior seasons .... Earned all-state honors in basketball under Michelle Birdsong as both a junior and a senior ... Averaged 18.0 points, 9.0 rebounds, 2.5 steals and 2.0 blocks a game as a senior ... Named the Jonesboro Sun's Player of the Year in volleyball and basketball ... Earned Northeast Arkansas Athlete of the Year honors ... Graduated with honors (magna cum laude) from Jonesboro HS ... Ranked nationlly in the top 100 by adidas.
Personal: Full name is Rachel Lindsay Allison ... Daughter of Tim and Linda Allison of Jonesboro, Ark. ... Born March 30, 1987, in Jonesboro, Ark. ... Has two brothers, Josh (25) and Seth (19) ... Josh played baseball at Arkansas State ... Father, Tim, played football at Arkansas State ... Mother, Linda, played basketball and is recognized in Hall of Honor at Arkansas State ... Younger brother, Seth, plays football at the University of Central Arkansas ... Majoring in exercise physiology ... Would like to become an athletic trainer ... Selected Baylor over Arkansas, Arkansas State, Ole Miss, Louisiana Tech, Colorado, Texas A&M and Vanderbilt ... Chose Baylor because of coach Mulkey's straight forward approach to recruiting and was also impressed with the team members ... Enjoys hanging out with her team and/or going home to see family in her spare time.