Dec. 18, 2006
WACO, Texas -
Jessica Morrow (Humble, Texas) earned her first career weekly honor when she was named Phillips 66 Big 12 Women's Basketball Player of the Week by a media voting panel for games from Dec. 11-17.
Morrow, a 6-2 guard/forward, poured in a career-high 24 points at UCLA to lead Baylor to its eighth straight victory. She was 10-of-18 from the floor and 2-of-4 from three-point range. In addition, she registered three rebounds, two assists, a block and a steal. She also excelled in Baylor's victory over Arkansas-Pine Bluff. For the week she averaged 16.5 points and shot 14-for-27 (.519) from the floor, 2-of-4 from three-point range and was 3-for-4 (.750) from the free throw line. She also tallied five assists, a block and four steals.
Over Baylor's last six games, Morrow averaged 14.7 points a game while shooting .696 (39-of-56) from the floor.
Baylor players have been honored five times this season; Bernice Mosby received player of the week honors on Nov. 20 and was named rookie of the week twice (Nov. 20 & 27) and Danielle Wilson earned rookie of the week honors on Nov. 13.
Kansas' Kelly Kohn, a 5-9 freshman guard, earned Big 12 Rookie of the Week honors. She scored a career-high 19 points and pulled down a career-best five rebounds while chipping in four assists and three steals to lead Kansas to a 78-68 victory over Santa Clara in the Jayhawks' only game of the week