April 12, 2012
WACO, Texas - A record-crowd of over 1,200 was on hand at the annual Lady Bear Appreciation Banquet, sponsored by the Tip Off Club, at the Ferrell Center on Thursday night.
Fans participated in Baylor's celebration as they shared dinner, enjoyed the awards ceremony and watched a video of the season at the conclusion of the banquet. In addition, Baylor's four seniors, Terran Condrey, Ashley Field, Lindsay Palmer and Cherrish Wallace, were honored.
Mulkey, her staff and the squad put the finishing touches on a perfect season, a year in which the team was ranked No. 1 from wire-to-wire, finished the season with a NCAA-record 40-0 mark and claimed the program's second NCAA Championship. In addition, Baylor won both the Big 12 regular-season and tournament championships and won a conference record 18 league games and set numerous attendance marks.
Judge Ken Starr, Baylor President, and Athletics Director Ian McCaw addressed the audience prior to head coach Kim Mulkey's remarks. Mulkey reviewed the season and talked about the program's seniors. A highlight video, produced by Inside Baylor Sports' Ashley Farrell, completed the evening.
Lady Bear awards include:
Academic Award - Lindsay Palmer
Rebounding Award - Destiny Williams
Most Improved Player - Terran Condrey
Coaches Award - Brooklyn Pope
Defense Award - Jordan Madden
Lady Bear Award - Kimetria Hayden
Most Valuable Player - Brittney Griner and Odyssey Sims
Melissa Jones Hustle and Courage Award - Ashley Field, Mariah Chandler, Makenzie Robertson, Lindsay Palmer, Shanay Washington, Sune Agbuke