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WBB Earns Record Number of Big 12 Awards

Kim Mulkey earned her second-career Big 12 Coach of Year honor.

Kim Mulkey earned her second-career Big 12 Coach of Year honor.

March 7, 2011


IRVING, Texas -  Big 12 regular season champion Baylor became the first program in Conference history to collect five individual awards, including coach and player of the year, to highlight the 2010-11 Phillips 66 All-Big 12 Conference Women's Basketball Awards released today. The official All-Big 12 awards are selected by the league's head coaches, who are not allowed to vote for their own players.

Kim Mulkey earned her second Big 12 Coach of the Year honor while sophomore Brittney Griner became the second Lady Bear to garner Big 12 Player of the Year in addition to picking up her second nod for Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year. Last season she shared the award with Nebraska's Yvonne Turner.

Destiny Williams was voted Big 12 Newcomer of the Year while Odyssey Sims was selected Big 12 Freshman of the Year.

Mulkey, in her 11th season at Baylor, led the program to its second Big 12 regular-season title with a current 28-2 overall record and a program-best 15-1 league mark. The Lady Bears were ranked No. 1 in both national polls for seven consecutive weeks from Jan. 3-Feb. 14 and have been rated in the top three each week this season. BU will enter the Phillips 66 Big 12 Women's Basketball Championship as the No. 1 seed. Mulkey was also the league's Coach of the Year in 2005.

Griner is second in the Conference and seventh nationally with 22.5 points a game and is fifth in the league in rebounding with 7.9 an outing. She ranks second nationally with 4.5 blocks and is also second on the Big 12 career list with 357 total swats. The sophomore center added her fourth career triple-double during the season and was named Big 12 Player of the Week four times. Former Lady Bear standout Sophia Young was named the league's 2006 Player of the Year while Abiola Wabara was the league's Defensive Player of the Year that same season.

Williams started 13 of the 19 games she played in after completing NCAA transfer requirements. The sophomore forward is fourth on the Lady Bears team in scoring with 8.1 points and tied for second with 6.8 rebounds. Williams is the fourth Lady Bear to earn Newcomer of the Year status joining Nicole Palmer (1997), Sheila Lambert (2001) and Bernice Mosby (2007).

Sims, a true freshman point guard, is second at BU and 14th in the Big 12 in scoring with 13.9 points per contest. She leads the league in 3-point percentage at 44.9 percent (57-of-127). Sims has earned five Big 12 Freshman of the Week honors and her 37 points at Oklahoma were the second-most in the Big 12 this season and second-most by a BU rookie. BU has now won back-to-back Freshman of the Year honors, as Griner was the 2010 recipient.

2010-11 PHILLIPS 66 BIG 12 AWARDS
Coach of the Year
Kim Mulkey
Baylor  
Player of the Year
Brittney Griner
Baylor
C
6-8
So.
Houston, Texas
Newcomer of the Year
Destiny Williams
Baylor
F/P
6-1
So.
Benton Harbor, Mich.
Freshman of the Year
Odyssey Sims Baylor
G 5-8 Fr. Irving, Texas
Defensive Player of the Year
Brittney Griner Baylor C 6-8 So. Houston, Texas
Sixth Man Award
Maryann Baker
Texas A&M
G
5-10
Sr.
Dallas, Texas
Chynna Brown Texas Tech G 5-8 So. Dallas, Texas
 
2010-11 ALL-BIG 12
Name School Pos. Ht. Cl Hometown
First Team
Brittney Griner
Baylor
C
6-8
So.
Houston, Texas
Melissa Jones
Baylor
G
5-10
Sr.
Thornton, Colo.
Odyssey Sims Baylor G 5-8 Fr. Irving, Texas
Brittany Spears
Colorado F 6-1 Sr. Pasadena, Calif.
Kelsey Bolte
Iowa State
G 6-1 Sr. Ida Grove, Iowa
Carolyn Davis Kansas F 6-3 So. Houston, Texas
Brittany Chambers Kansas State G 5-8 So. Jordan, Minn.
Danielle Robinson Oklahoma G 5-9 Sr. San Jose, Calif.
Danielle Adams Texas A&M F/C 6-1 Sr. Kansas City, Mo.
Tyra White Texas A&M G 6-0 Jr. Kansas City, Mo.
Second Team
Jalana Childs Kansas State F 6-2 Jr. Orlando, Fla
RaeShara Brown Missouri G 5-8 Sr. Little Rock, Ark.
Toni Young Oklahoma State G/F 6-2 So. Del City, Okla.
Chassidy Fussell Texas G 5-10 Fr. Troy, Tenn.
Kierra Mallard Texas Tech C 6-3 Jr. Dallas, Texas
Honorable Mention
Lindsey Moore (Nebraska), Aaryn Ellenberg (Oklahoma), Ashleigh Fontenette and Kathleen Nash (Texas), Sydney Carter and Sydney Colson (Texas A&M), Casey Morris (Texas Tech) and Teena Wickett (Texas Tech).
All-Defensive Team
Brittney Griner Baylor C 6-8 So. Houston, Texas
Chelsea Poppens Iowa State F 6-2 So. Aplington, Iowa
Danielle Robinson Oklahoma G 5-9 Sr. San Jose, Calif.
Sydney Carter Texas A&M G 5-6 Jr. DeSoto, Texas
Monique Smalls Texas Tech G 5-6 So. The Woodlands, Texas
All-Freshman Team
Odyssey Sims Baylor G 5-8 Fr. Irving, Texas
Hallie Christofferson Iowa State F 6-3 Fr. Hamlin, Iowa
Jordan Hooper Nebraska F 6-2 Fr. Alliance, Neb.
Aaryn Ellenberg Oklahoma G 5-7 Fr. Las Vegas, Nev.
Chassidy Fussell Texas G 5-10 Fr. Troy, Tenn.

 

 

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