Oct. 11, 2007
IRVING, TEXAS -
Baylor point guard Angela Tisdale was named honorable mention All-Big 12 by the league's coaches on Wednesday. Tisdale, the team's lone senior this season, was the Lady Bears' second-leading scorer last year with 10.8 points per game, averaged 3.7 assists and hit a team-high 51 three-pointers.
Courtney Paris (Oklahoma) was named Big 12 women's basketball Preseason Player of the Year while Dominic Seals (Texas Tech) was chosen Preseason Newcomer of the Year and Tyra White (Texas A&M) was selected Preseason Freshman of the Year by the league's head coaches.
Joining Paris on the Preseason All-Big 12 Team are Jackie McFarland (Colorado), Kelsey Griffin (Nebraska), and teammates A'Quonesia Franklin and Takia Starks (Texas A&M). Each was named to the All-Big 12 First Team in 2006-07.
2007-08 Big 12 Conference Women's Basketball Preseason All-Big 12 Team
(coaches not allowed to vote for own players)
Preseason Player of the Year
Courtney Paris, Oklahoma, C, 6-4, Jr, Piedmont, Calif./Piedmont
Preseason Newcomer of the Year
Dominic Seals, Texas Tech, F, 6-2, Jr, Dallas, Texas/South Plains College
Preseason Freshman of the Year
Tyra White, Texas A&M, G, 6-0, Fr, Kansas City, Mo./Hickman Mills
Preseason All-Big 12 Team
Jackie McFarland, Colorado
Kelsey Griffin, Nebraska
Courtney Paris, Oklahoma
A'Quonesia Franklin, Texas A&M
Takia Starks, Texas A&M
Honorable Mention (listed alphabetically by school)
Angela Tisdale (Baylor), Danielle McCray (Kansas), Ashley Paris (Oklahoma), Andrea Riley (Oklahoma State), Morenike Atunrase (Texas A&M) and Danielle Gant (Texas A&M).