Feb. 27, 2006
DALLAS - Sophia Young (Baylor) was named Phillips 66 Big 12 Women's Basketball Player of the Week while Courtney Paris (Oklahoma) was selected Phillips 66 Big 12 Rookie of the Week by a media voting panel for games played from Feb 20-26.
Young picked up her 10th career weekly honor and third this season. Paris was recognized for the 11th time this season while earning her eighth rookie award.
Phillips 66 Big 12 Player of the Week
Sophia Young, Baylor, F, 6-1, Sr, St. Vincent, The Grenadines
Young averaged 26.5 points and 7.5 rebounds in Baylor's home win over Colorado and road victory over Kansas State. She was .581 (18-31) from the floor and an impressive .850 (17-20) from the charity stripe while adding five assists and six steals. Against Colorado, the senior forward set the Big 12 career rebounding record and extended it last Saturday with her league-record 57th career double-double. She now has 1,237 career rebounds. In addition, Young needs just 31 points to own the league record for career points. In just 22 minutes of action against CU, she tallied 20 points and four steals and was 8-of-14 from the floor. In Baylor's first-ever win in Manhattan, Kan., Young registered a double-double with a 33-point, 13-rebound performance. She was 10-of-17 from the floor and 13-of-14 from the charity stripe.
Phillips 66 Big 12 Rookie of the Week
Courtney Paris, Oklahoma, C, 6-4, Fr, Piedmont, Calif.
Paris became the first player in Big 12 history to record 600 points and 400 rebounds in a season last week. The rookie center averaged 18.5 points, 14 rebounds, 3.5 blocks, 2.5 steals and two assists in wins over Kansas State and Nebraska. She pushed her season rebound total to 433 boards and is just 11 shy of breaking the NCAA Freshman Single Season record, which has stood for 25 years. The California native also extended her double-double streak to 21 games and her season total to 26. Paris had 22 points and 15 rebounds at Kansas State last Wednesday. She followed that up with 15 points, 13 rebounds, five blocks, three assists and two steals against Nebraska.