Feb. 8, 2010
IRVING, Texas -
Baylor's Brittney Griner was named both the Phillips 66 Big 12 Women's Basketball Player and Freshman of the Week by a media voting panel for games from Feb. 1-7. Griner earned her first award as player of the week and was chosen freshman of the week for the sixth time. She is the second freshman in league history to pick up both awards in the same week, joining Courtney Paris (Oklahoma) who accomplished the feat on Jan. 3, 2006.
On the season, Griner averages a team-leading 19.4 points, 8.6 rebounds and 6.05 blocks per game. Among Big 12 players, the freshman ranks No. 1 in blocks and No. 4 in both scoring and rebounding and No. 7 in field goal percentage (.545).
Among NCAA Division 1 players, Griner ranks No. 2 in both blocks per game and triple-doubles, No. 16 in points per game and No. 20 in field goal percentage.
Phillips 66 Big 12 Player and Freshman of the Week
Brittney Griner, Baylor, P, 6-8, Fr., Houston, Texas
Brittney Griner averaged 25.0 points, 9.5 blocks, 8.5 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 1.5 steals in Baylor's two victories last week. In addition, she set a single-season Big 12 blocks record (133) and tied her own Big 12 record for blocks in a game (11). The 6-8 post also recorded the first dunk in Big 12 competition and became the first league player this season to post two triple-doubles. Griner shot 51.4 percent (19-37) from the floor and 70.6 percent (12-17) from the free throw line while scoring 20 or more points for the third and fourth straight games. The Houston native recorded 26 points, eight blocks, seven rebounds and a dunk at Kansas State. She followed that performance with her second triple-double as she had 24 points, 11 blocks and 10 rebounds against Colorado. Griner's 133 season blocks ranks No. 4 on Baylor's career chart.
Big 12 Freshman of the Week
Nov. 16 - Anna Prins, ISU, Center
Nov. 23 - Shanay Washington
, BU, Guard
Nov. 30 - Brittney Griner
, BU, Post
Dec. 7 - Brittany Chambers, KSU, Guard
Dec. 14 - Brittney Griner, BU, Post
Dec. 21 - Brittney Griner, BU, Post
Dec. 28 - Meagan Malcolm-Peck, CU, Guard/Forward
Jan. 4 - Brittney Griner, BU, Post
Jan. 11 - Chucky Jeffery, CU, G
Jan. 18 - Brittney Griner, BU, P;
Taelor Karr, KSU, G
Jan. 25 - Amanda Zimmerman, IS, G
Feb. 1 - Carolyn Davis, KU, F
Feb. 8 - Brittney Griner, BU, P
Big 12 Player of the Week
Nov. 16 - Andrea Riley, OSU, G, Sr.
Nov. 23 - Brittany Spears, CU, F, Jr.
Nov. 30 - Andrea Riley, OSU, G, Sr.
Dec. 7 - Tanisha Smith, TAMU, G/F, Sr.
Dec. 14 - Alison Lacey, ISU, G, Sr.
Dec. 21 - Kelsey Griffin, NU, F, Sr.
Dec. 28 - Danielle McCray, KU, G/F, Sr.
Jan. 4 - Kelsey Griffin, NU, F, Sr. and Amanda Thompson, OU, F, Sr.
Jan. 11- Andrea Riley, OSU, G, Sr.
Jan. 18 - Yvonne Turner, NU, G, Jr.
Feb. 1 - Andrea Riley, OSU, G, Sr.
Feb. 8 - Brittney Griner, BU, P, Fr.