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2013-14 Phillips 66 All-Big 12 Women's Basketball Awards Announced
March 06, 2014
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Big 12 regular season co-champions Baylor and West Virginia swept the individual honors in highlighting the 2013-14 Phillips 66 All-Big 12 Conference Women's Basketball Awards.

Mike Carey earned his first Big 12 Coach of the Year award in West Virginia's second season as a Conference member. Senior guard Taylor Palmer was selected for the Sixth Man Award.

Baylor senior guard Odyssey Sims garnered both Big 12 Player and Defensive Player of the Year while her teammate forward Nina Davis was named Big 12 Freshman of the Year. The honors were voted on by the league's head coaches who are not allowed to vote for their own players.

WVU is 271-144 under the direction of Carey, who is in his 13th season at the helm of the program. He guided this year's Mountaineer team to a share of its first Big 12 title with a 16-2 conference record and the squad is currently 27-3 overall. West Virginia enters the Phillips 66 Big 12 Women's Basketball Championship on a 10-game win streak and is 5-1 this season against Top 25 opponents.

Sims leads the nation in scoring with 29.6 points and has registered four 40-point outings. She is also averaging 4.6 rebounds, 4.8 assists and 2.0 steals. Sims is currently fifth in the Big 12 in career points with 2,366 and 10th in career assists with 612. She has connected on .453 percent of her field goal attempts this season, including .421 from beyond the arc. Sims has been named Big 12 Player of the Week seven times as a senior.

Davis is the Big 12's top rebounder with 9.0 per game and most accurate shooter with a .596 field goal percentage. She is second on the Lady Bears and ninth in the Conference in scoring with 14.3 points and has 10 double-doubles, good for second in the league. She has started 25 of 30 games in her rookie season and earned seven Big 12 Freshman of the Week awards.

As the first player off the bench, Palmer averages 10.2 points and 3.1 rebounds in 21.7 minutes of action for West Virginia. She is second on the team in three-pointers made (49) and recorded her 1,000-career point earlier in the season. Her 1.6 three-pointers per game rank 10th in the Big 12 and her .778 free-throw percentage is also 10th.

2013-14 Phillips 66 All-Big 12 Awards
Coach of the Year:Mike Carey, West Virginia
Player of the Year:Odyssey Sims, Baylor **
Freshman of the Year:Nina Davis, Baylor
Defensive Player of the Year:Odyssey Sims, Baylor
Sixth Man Award:Taylor Palmer, West Virginia


All-Big 12 First Team (all honors listed alphabetical by school)
PlayerSchoolPosHtClHometown
Nina DavisBaylorF5-11FrMemphis, Tenn.
Odyssey Sims ^~!**BaylorG5-8SrIrving, Texas
Hallie Christofferson ^Iowa StateF6-3SrHamlin, Iowa
Chelsea GardnerKansasF6-3JrDeSoto, Texas
Aaryn Ellenberg ^~**OklahomaG5-7SrLas Vegas, Nev.
Tiffany Bias %+**Oklahoma StateG5-6SrAndover, Kan.
Zahna MedleyTCUG5-6SoSpringfield, Ill.
Nneka EnemkpaliTexasF6-1JrPflugerville, Texas
Asya BussieWest VirginiaC6-4SrRandallstown, Md.
Bria Holmes **West VirginiaG6-1SoNew Haven, Conn.
 
All-Big 12 Second Team
PlayerSchoolPosHtClHometown
Nikki MoodyIowa StateG5-8JrEuless, Texas
Leticia RomeroKansas StateG5-8FrLas Palmas, Spain
Morgan HookOklahomaG5-10SrLowell, Ark.
Imani McGee-StaffordTexasC6-7SoLos Angeles, Calif.
Amber BattleTexas TechG5-9JrAlbuquerque, N.M.
 
All-Big 12 Honorable Mention
Niya Johnson (Baylor), Makenzie Robertson (Baylor), Natalie Knight (Kansas), Sharane Campbell (Oklahoma), Nicole Griffin (Oklahoma), Liz Donohoe (Oklahoma State), Brittney Martin (Oklahoma State), Chassidy Fussell (Texas)
 
Big 12 All-Defensive Team
PlayerSchoolPosHtClHometown
Odyssey SimsBaylorG5-8SrIrving, Texas
Tiffany BiasOklahoma StateG5-6SrAndover, Kan.
Latricia LovingsTCUC6-3SrFort Worth, Texas
Asya BussieWest VirginiaC6-4SrRandallstown, Md.
Jess HarleeWest VirginiaF6-1SrBel Air, Md.
 
Big 12 All-Freshman Team
PlayerSchoolPosHtHometown
Nina Davis **BaylorF5-11Memphis, Tenn.
Jadda Buckley**Iowa StateG5-8Mason City, Iowa
Seanna JohnsonIowa StateG5-10Brooklyn Park, Minn.
Leticia Romero **Kansas StateG5-8Las Palmas, Spain
Roshunda JohnsonOklahoma StateG5-7Little Rock, Ark.

** Unanimous First Team Selection (coaches cannot vote for own players, unanimous denotes voted first team by other nine coaches)
^ 2012-13 All-Big 12 First Team Selection
% 2012-13 All-Big 12 Second Team Selection
~ 2011-12 All-Big 12 First Team Selection
+ 2011-12 All Big 12 Second Team Selection
! 2010-11 All-Big 12 First Team Selection
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