Jan. 8, 2008
Irving, Texas - Rachel Allison (Baylor) was named Phillips 66 Big 12 Women's Basketball Player of the Week while Brittany Spears (Colorado) was chosen Rookie of the Week by a media voting panel for games of Jan 2-6. Both received the award for the first time.
Allison led Baylor in scoring and rebounding in both of its victories over North Carolina A&T and Texas State this past week. The 6-1 junior post averaged 25.5 points and 10.5 rebounds a contest. Additionally, she shot .654 (17-26) from the floor, 1.000 (2-2) from 3-point range and .750 (15-20) from the free throw line. Allison also tallied three blocks, two steals and three assists. The Jonesboro, Ark., native tallied a career-high 28 points against North Carolina A&T and produced a double-double, her third of the season, with 23 points and a season-high 13 rebounds against Texas State. For the week she raised her scoring average from 11.9 a game to 14.0 and added 0.8 a game to her rebounding average which now stands at 7.8.
Allison becomes the second Baylor player to receive player of the week honors this season, sophomore post Danielle Wilson earned the distinction on Dec. 28.