Lady Bears celebrated 2017-18 season accomplishments Thursday
Kalani Brown and Lauren Cox earn national recognition
Three Lady Bears up for WBCA All-America Team honors
Lady Bears swept Big 12 regular season and tournament titles
Accolade honors the nation's top power forward
Photos from Baylor women's basketball vs. Oregon State - Friday, March 23, 2018
Check out the USA Today Sports Images gallery from the Big 12 Conference Tournament Championship game against Texas.
Baylor vs. TCU (USATSI) Women's Basketball
Big 12 Showdown
Baylor vs. Texas
2018 WBCA All-America Honorable Mention
2018 WBCA All-Region 3 Team
2018 Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year
2018 All-Big 12 First Team
2018 Katrina McClain Award Final Five
2018 Big 12 All-Championship Team
2018 Big 12 Player of the Week (Nov. 27)
2018 Junkanoo Jam All-Tournament Team
2018 CoSIDA Academic All-District First Team
2018 Academic All-Big 12 First Team
2017 Big 12 Sixth Man Award
2017 Big 12 All-Freshman Team unanimous selection
2017 Big 12 Freshman of the Week (Nov. 28, Dec. 19, Jan. 16 & Feb. 27)
2017 Preseason Big 12 Freshman of the Year
2017 Academic All-Big 12 Rookie Team
Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll (Fall 2016, Spring 2017, Fall 2018)
Dean's List (Fall 2016, Spring 2017, Fall 2018)
Enters her junior year ranked sixth on Baylor's all-time blocks list with 145 stuffs... Has won four gold medals competing with USA Basketball, winning the 2016 FIBA Americas U18 Championship in Valdivia, Chile, 2015 U19 World Championship (Chekhov, Russia), 2014 U17 World Championship (Pilsen, Czech Republic), and 2013 FIBA Americas U16 Championship (Cancun, Mexico)... Led Team USA in both scoring and rebounding with 13.0 points and 10.3 rebounds per game to earn MVP honors at the 2016 FIBA Americas U18 Championship... Also averaged 3.5 blocks per game, and shot 64 percent from the floor and 75 percent from the free throw line in the 2016 FIBA Americas U18 Championship.
Started all 34 games she appeared in, missing the UCLA trip due to ketoacidosis... Recipient of Baylor's Defensive Award and Academic Award... Led Baylor and the Big 12 in blocked shots (92) and ranked 14th nationally in the category... Averaged 15.3 points, 9.7 rebounds, 2.7 blocks, 2.9 assists and 1.1 steals per game... Finished the season ranked third in the Big 12 in rebounding (9.7) and defensive rebounds per game (6.8), fourth in offensive rebounds per game (2.9) and ninth in scoring (15.3)... Recorded three of the top four single-game blocked shot totals among Big 12 players with a career-high nine at Iowa State, seven vs. Missouri State and seven vs. No. 7/7 Texas... Tallied 15 double-doubles, one 30-point game, seven 20-point efforts and 17 double-digit rebounding performances... Broke Baylor's 30-year-old sophomore rebounding record with 331 this season... Also finishes second on Baylor's sophomore blocks list (92) and ninth on the sophomore scoring list (519)... Notched 14 points and seven rebounds in the season-opener vs. Lamar... Recorded 12 points and eight rebounds vs. Coppin State... Registered her first career 20-point, 10 rebound effort with 21 points and 10 rebounds vs. Central Arkansas... Earned her second double-double in a row with 18 points and 10 rebounds, while adding seven blocks vs. Missouri State... Added her third-straight double-double with 22 points and 16 rebounds vs. Georgia Tech... Notched 13 points and nine rebounds vs. No. 20/22 Kentucky... Contributed 15 points and 15 boards vs. No. 16/14 Stanford... In just 15 minutes, posted 15 points, seven boards, three steals and two blocks vs. North Dakota... Scored 15 points and pulled down eight rebounds in 22 minutes played at Nicholls State... Recorded 17 points and nine rebounds at Kansas State in the Big 12-opener... Poured in 21 points and added nine boards vs. Texas Tech... Netted 14 points vs. Iowa State... Registered a double-double with 11 points and 10 rebounds at Kansas... Pulled down 10 rebounds and added eight points at Oklahoma... Finished one block shy of a triple-double at Iowa State with 21 points, 15 rebounds and nine blocks... Posted her second-straight double-double with 16 points and 19 rebounds vs. Kansas State... Tallied her third double-double in a row with 17 points and 10 rebounds vs. No. 6/6 Texas, while adding six stuffs... Pulled down 14 rebounds and netted six points at No. 20/19 West Virginia... Compiled 23 points, nine rebounds and four blocks vs. No. 21/21 Oklahoma State... Posted 12 points and seven rebounds in 26 minutes at Texas Tech... Poured in 24 points vs. Oklahoma... Notched another double-double vs. TCU with 16 points and 11 rebounds... Contributed 15 points at No. 6/6 Texas... Notched a double-double at TCU with 11 points and 12 rebounds... Tallied 17 points and 16 rebounds in 40 minutes played vs. West Virginia... Registered 10 points, seven rebounds and four blocks vs. Kansas State in the Big 12 Championship quarterfinal... Recorded a double-double in the Big 12 Championship semifinal vs. TCU with 19 points and 11 rebounds... Helped Baylor to its ninth overall Big 12 Championship title with 13 points, 12 rebounds and seven blocks vs. No. 7/7 Texas in the final... Poured in a career-high 30 points and added a career-high 17 rebounds vs. Grambling in the NCAA Tournament First Round... Notched 18 points and 16 boards vs. Michigan in the NCAA Tournament Second Round... Tallied 15 points and seven rebounds vs. Oregon State.
Big 12 Sixth Man Award recipient... Big 12 All-Freshman Team unanimous selection after earning four Big 12 Freshman of the Week honors... Selected Preseason Big 12 Freshman of the Year... Named to the Academic All-Big 12 Rookie Team, Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll (Fall 2016, Spring 2017) and Dean's List (Fall 2016, Spring 2017)... Fourth-best freshman shot blocker in program history... Received Baylor's Academic Award... Ranked ninth in the Big 12 in three-point field goal percentage (.412) and 10th in blocked shots (1.4)... Appeared in all 37 games with one start, averaging 7.6 points, 4.1 rebounds, 1.4 blocks and 1.2 assists per game... Debuted with eight points, six rebounds, three blocks and three assists in 15 minutes in the season-opener vs. Houston Baptist... Compiled nine points and four rebounds in 15 minutes vs. Mississippi Valley State... Registered her first 20-point performance with 21 in 15 minutes vs. Southeastern Louisiana, finishing one rebound shy of a double-double with nine... Contributed 15 points and four rebounds in 14 minutes vs. Kent State at the Gulf Coast Showcase opener... Posted five points and two blocks in 11 minutes vs. No. 18/17 DePaul... Registered seven points and four rebounds in 11 minutes vs. Abilene Christian... Recorded 11 points, five rebounds and three blocks in 18 minutes vs. Texas State... Earned her first career start and played 19 minutes vs. Winthrop, logging a season-high 23 points, eight rebounds, four blocks and a season-high two steals... In nine minutes vs. Kansas State, registered 12 points and four rebounds... Compiled five points, three rebounds and three blocks in 13 minutes vs. Kansas... Logged nine points, five rebounds and three assists in 17 minutes at No. 17/16 West Virginia... Finished just shy of a double-double with 13 points and nine rebounds in 19 minutes at Oklahoma State, while also adding three stuffs... Netted 19 points (8-9 FG) with four blocks in 22 minutes vs. TCU... Posted another near double-double with 13 points and nine boards in 16 minutes at Kansas... Compiled 12 points, eight rebounds and four blocks in 15 minutes vs. Iowa State... Recorded four stuffs in 12 minutes vs. No. 24/23 West Virginia... Secured her first career double-double with 19 points and 10 boards at No. 25/rv Kansas State in 18 minutes... Set season-highs with six assists and five blocks in 20 minutes vs. No. 20/20 Oklahoma, while adding five points and five boards... Scored four points in 14 minutes at Iowa State... Tallied five rebounds, three assists and two points at Texas Tech in 17 minutes... Scored four points in 13 minutes vs. No. 11/13 Texas... Contributed seven points and five rebounds in 12 minutes at TCU... Netted four points in nine minutes vs. Oklahoma State... Registered six key points and five boards off the bench to secure Baylor's come-from-behind win at No. 6/8 Texas... Compiled 13 points, seven points and two blocks in 13 minutes vs. Texas Tech... Scored five points in 11 minutes at No. 19/16 Oklahoma... Played limited minutes in Big 12 Championship games... Tallied 17 points, five rebounds and four assists in 19 minutes vs. Texas Southern in the NCAA Tournament First Round... Registered seven points, five rebounds and a season-high-matching two steals in 22 minutes vs. California in the NCAA Tournament Second Round... Posted two points and two rebounds in 13 minutes vs. No. 13/12 Louisville in the NCAA Sweet 16... Played for seven minutes in the NCAA Elite Eight game vs. No. 7/7 Mississippi State with one rebound.
The nation's No. 1-ranked player overall and at her position by ESPN HoopGurlz and All Star Girls Report (ASGR)... Also rated No. 2 overall and No. 1 at her position by Prospects Nation... 2016 WBCA High School Player of the Year... Naismith High School Player of the Year finalist and McDonald's All-American Games Morgan Wootten Player of the Year finalist in 2016... Named Gatorade State Player of the Year in consecutive seasons (2016, 2015)... USA Today Texas Player of the Year and USA Today All-Texas first team in back-to-back seasons (2016, 2015)... Named to the Naismith All-America first team in 2016 and Naismith All-American third team in 2015... McDonald's All-American and Jordan Brand Classic All-American selection in 2016... Twice-named District Offensive Player of the Year (2014, 2015)... Garnered District MVP honors in 2016... Two-time TABC All-State selection (2016, 2015)... 2013 District 5-5A Newcomer of the Year in both basketball and volleyball... Started 29 of 30 games of her senior season, averaging 21.8 points, 12.7 rebounds, 3.4 blocks, 2.2 assists, and 1.0 steals per game... Led the Jaguars to a 23-7 record and the playoffs as a senior... Guided Flower Mound High School to four-straight Bi-District Championships (2013, 2014, 2015, 2016) and state semifinals in 2015.
Daughter of Dennis and Brenda Cox... Has three sisters (Whitney, Kaylee and Maddie)... Selected Baylor over UConn, Notre Dame and Tennessee... Volunteered with Christian Community Action... Lists her parents as the biggest influences in her life because they always push her... Hobbies include volleyball, traveling, hanging out with friends and watching Netflix... Undecided major.