March 6, 2013
Brittney Griner was selected as the season's final Phillips 66 Big 12 Women's Basketball Player of the Week, as chosen by a media panel. Griner will end her career with a record 28 women's basketball weekly awards after earning nine this season.
In other Big 12 awards, Makenzie Robertson, a junior guard, was one of 14 Baylor student-athletes named a recipient of the league's Dr. Gerald Lage Award, the Conference's highest academic honor.
Phillips 66 Big 12 Player of the Week
Brittney Griner, Baylor, C, Sr, Houston, Texas
Brittney Griner scored a Big 12-record 50 points in Baylor's victory over K-State on Monday. She also set a league record for field goals made with 21 and moved up to No. 2 on the NCAA's all-time scoring list with 3,123 career points. The senior center led Baylor to its second straight undefeated league record (18-0), a first for a Big 12 team. In addition, Baylor set a school record for field goal percentage (.698). Griner was 21-of-28 from the floor, 8-of-10 from the free throw line, and added six rebounds, two assists and two blocks in the winning effort. She recorded her 14th career dunk, extending her NCAA record.
The Dr. Gerald Lage Award is in memory of Lage, who served as the Oklahoma State faculty athletics representative with the NCAA and the Big Eight/Big 12 Conference from 1983 until his death in 2007. He was the chairman on three occasions (1985-86, 93-94 and 2003-04).
In order to be eligible for the accolade, student-athletes must have lettered at least once in their career while maintaining residence at their institution for at least one academic year. The honoree, which can only be recognized once, should have 100 hours of earned credit with a cumulative grade-point average of 3.80 at the time of the nomination.