Odyssey Sims earned national and league Player of the Week honors.
Jan. 6, 2014
WACO, Texas - Senior Odyssey Sims earned espnW National Player of the Week and Big 12 Conference Player of the Week honors for her superior performance in last week's victories at Kansas State and vs. Kansas.
The 5-8 guard became the first-ever player to be honored twice as espnW's National Player of the Week. Sims earned her 10th career Big 12 weekly award and fifth player of the week recognition.
The Irving, Texas, native averaged 35 points and 5.5 rebounds to lead Baylor to conference wins over Kansas State and Kansas. She scored 40 points against the Wildcats while shooting 12-of-19 (.632) from the floor, including 4-of-4 from 3-point range, and 12-of-16 (.750) from the free throw line. She hauled down a season-high six rebounds and added three assists and three steals. After making a trey versus Kansas, Sims is tied as the program's all-time 3-point leader with 195. She led all scorers in the win with 30 points, sinking 11-of-22 (.500) shots and was 7-of-9 (.778) from the charity stripe.
The two victories extended Baylor's win streak vs. conference foes to 51 games. Sims, the nation's leading scorer at 30.8 points per game, has scored at least 20 points in 14 consecutive games and has reached double figures in 23 straight games, a run that dates back to last season.
Sims' next 3-pointer will break the school record she now shares with Jennifer King (1989-93), she has hit 195 career 3-pointers.