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Griner Earns Fifth Big 12 Weekly Honor

Brittney Griner earned her fifth Big 12 Player of the Week of the season.

Brittney Griner earned her fifth Big 12 Player of the Week of the season.

Feb. 13, 2012

IRVING, Texas - Brittney Griner was selected Phillips 66 Big 12 Women's Basketball Player of the Week by a media voting panel for games from Feb. 6-12. Griner was recognized for the fifth time this season and 17th week in her career while Missouri's Kylie Simmons picked up her first Freshman of the Week honor.

Phillips 66 Big 12 Player of the Week
Brittney Griner, Baylor, C, Jr, Houston, Texas
Junior center Brittney Griner led Baylor to wins over Oklahoma and Texas A&M, the two second-place teams in the Big 12 standings. She led all scorers in both games while helping the Lady Bears remain undefeated at 25-0 overall and 12-0 in conference play as they extended their league lead to four games. Griner averaged 24.0 points, 9.0 rebounds and 7.0 blocks while shooting .516 (16-of-31) from the floor and .941 (16-of-17) from the free throw line. With her 48 points last week, Griner moved to No. 11 on the Big 12's career scoring chart. She has 2,068 points and ranks No. 1 on the league's blocks list with 527. The Houston native was one of 21 players and the only collegian named on February 13 as finalists for the 2012 U.S. Olympic Women's Basketball Team.

Phillips 66 Big 12 Freshman of the Week
Kyley Simmons, Missouri, G, Council Bluffs, Iowa
Kyley Simmons averaged 10.5 points, 3.0 assists and 3.0 steals in Missouri's games against Iowa State and Oklahoma last week. She connected on 50 percent (7-of-14) of her field goals and hit 42 percent (5-of-12) from the three-point line. The guard also knocked down both of her free throw attempts. She has started all 23 of Mizzou's games this season and leads the squad with 86 assists and 26 steals.

Phillips 66 Big 12 Players of the Week
Nov. 15 -- Christine Flores, MU, F, Sr
Nov. 21 -- Brittney Griner, BU, C, Jr
Nov. 28 -- Chassidy Fussell, UT, G, So
Dec. 5 -- Kierra Mallard, TTU, F, Sr
Dec. 12 -- Christine Flores, MU, F, Sr
Dec. 19 -- Brittney Griner, BU, C, Jr
Dec. 27 -- Morgan Hook, OU, G, So
Jan. 2 -- Chelsea Poppens, ISU, F, Jr
Jan. 9 -- Brittany Chambers, KSU, G, Jr
Jan. 16 -- Brittney Griner, BU, C, Jr
Jan. 23 -- Aaryn Ellenberg, OU, G, So
Jan. 30 -- Brittney Griner, BU, C, Jr
Feb. 6 -- Chelsea Poppens, ISU, F, Jr
Feb. 13 -- Brittney Griner, BU, C, Jr

 

 

Phillips 66 Big 12 Freshmen of the Week
Nov. 15 -- DaShawn Harden, OU, G
Nov. 21 -- Nikki Moody, ISU, G
Nov. 28 -- Nikki Moody, ISU, G
Dec. 5 -- Liz Donohoe, OSU, F
Dec. 12 -- Brynn Williamson, ISU, G
Dec. 19 -- Sharane Campbell, OU, G
Dec. 27 -- Liz Donohoe, OSU, F
Jan. 2 -- Sharane Campbell, OU, G
Jan. 9 -- Liz Donohoe, OSU, F
Jan. 16 -- Liz Donohoe, OSU, F
Jan. 23 -- Sharane Campbell, OU, G and Nneka Enempkali, UT, F
Jan. 30 -- Nikki Moody, ISU, G
Feb. 6 -- Sharane Campbell, OU, G
Feb. 13 -- Kyley Simmons, MU, G
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