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.
Texas A&M’s Maryann Baker and Texas Tech’s Chynna Brown claimed the Sixth Man Award. The honors were voted on by the league’s head coaches who are not allowed to vote for their own players.
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 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 Phllips 66 Big 12 Women’s Basketball Championship as the No. 1 seed.
Griner is second in the Conference and seventh nationally with 22.5 points a game and is fifth in league rebounds with 7.9 an outing. She ranks second in the nation 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.
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.
Sims, a true freshman point guard, is second at BU and 14th in the Big 12 in scoring with 13.9 points. She leads the league in three-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.
Baker and Brown serve as sparkplugs off the bench for their respective teams. Baker, a senior guard, has contributed 4.7 points and 3.0 rebounds for the Aggies while connecting on 41.2 percent (49-of-119) of her field goal attempts. Brown averages 7.2 points and 3.7 rebounds for the Lady Raiders. The sophomore guard has hit 41.9 percent from the field (85-of-203).
2010-11 PHILLIPS 66 ALL-BIG 12 AWARDS
Coach of the Year: Kim Mulkey, Baylor
Player of the Year: Brittney Griner, Baylor
Newcomer of the Year: Destiny Williams, Baylor
Freshman of the Year: Odyssey Sims, Baylor
Defensive Player of the Year: Brittney Griner, Baylor
Sixth Man Award: Maryann Baker, Texas A&M and Chynna Brown, Texas Tech
|ALL-BIG 12 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.|
|ALL-BIG 12 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|
|ALL-BIG 12 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).|
|BIG 12 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|
|BIG 12 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.|
All honors listed alphabetical by school
** Unanimous Selections
^ 2009-10 All-Big 12 First Team Selection
# 2008-09 All-Big 12 First Team Selection
+ 2009-10 All-Big 12 Second Team Selection
$ 2008-09 All-Big 12 Second Team Selection