Dec. 14, 2009
IRVING, Texas -
Baylor's Brittney Griner and Alison Lacey (Iowa State) were named Phillips 66 Big 12 Women's Basketball Players of the Week by a media voting panel for games from Dec. 7-13. Griner (freshman) picked up her second award while Lacey (player) was honored for the third time in her career and first this season.
The honor marks the third time a Baylor rookie has earned Big 12 Freshman on the Week honors, Shanay Washington was the Nov. 23 recipient.
Phillips 66 Big 12 Freshman of the Week
Brittney Griner, Baylor, P, Houston, Texas
Brittney Griner scored 25 points, had seven rebounds, a steal and three blocked shots to help Baylor beat Boston College 68-55 on Sunday in the Maggie Dixon Classic in Madison Square Garden. The 6-8 post led the Lady Bears in both scoring and rebounding. She was 12-of-24 from the floor and 1-for-3 from the charity stripe. Griner raised her season blocks total to 50 and continues to rank No. 2 nationally in blocks per game. She leads the Lady Bears in scoring at 17.0 points a game, averaging 24.3 over the last three outings.
Griner's 50 blocks, nine games into the season, places her No. 8 on Baylor's single-season block list. She needs 37 more blocks to break former Lady Bear Danielle Wilson's single season record of 86.
Big 12 Player of the Week
Nov. 16 - Andrea Riley, OSU, Guard, Sr.
Nov. 23 - Brittany Spears, CU, Forward, Jr.
Nov. 30 - Andrea Riley, OSU, Guard, Sr.
Dec. 7 - Tanisha Smith, TAMU, Guard/Forward, Sr.
Dec. 14 - Alison Lacey, ISU, Guard, Sr.
Big 12 Freshman of the Week
Nov. 16 - Anna Prins, ISU, Center
Nov. 23 - Shanay Washington, BU, Guard
Nov. 30 - Brittney Griner, BU, Post
Dec. 7 - Brittany Chambers, KSU, Guard
Dec. 14 - Brittney Griner, BU, Post