2015-16 Phillips 66 All-Big 12 WBB Awards Announced
March 02, 2016
Martin shared Defensive Player of the Year honors with Imani Boyette (Texas). Alexis Jones (Baylor) was named Newcomer of the Year, Tynice Martin (West Virginia) earned Freshman of the Year and Vionise Pierre-Louis (Oklahoma) claimed the Sixth Man Award.
After being picked eighth in the preseason poll, Littell led the Cowgirls to a tie for fourth in the Big 12 final standings with an 11-7 mark. Oklahoma State is 21-8 overall and reached the 20-win plateau for the fifth consecutive season under Littell. OSU entered 2015-16 with an inexperienced team that combined for just 45 starts last year with Brittney Martin accounting for 31 of those. This year's squad has found consistency with four players starting every contest.
Brittney Martin is the only Big 12 player to average a double-double and leads the Conference in both scoring and rebounding with averages of 20.4 points and 11.3 boards. She tops the Conference in average minutes played (36.9)and steals (2.9) in addition to her 19 double-doubles. The Cowgirls' senior guard was also the only player to average a double-double in Big 12 play with league-game highs of 18.4 points and 11.4 rebounds along with 2.7 steals and 38.4 minutes played. She tallied double-doubles in 13 of the 18 conference games. Martin picked up a season-high five Big 12 Player of the Week awards. Her 35 points at Missouri State were the most in an individual game this season while her 32 points versus Texas Tech tied for the most in a conference outing. Her co-defensive player of the year honor was also a first for Oklahoma State.
Boyette is the Big 12's top shot blocker with an average of 3.1 for the season and 3.6 in conference games. She pulled down 9.5 rebounds per game in league play and 9.1 per contest in all games to rank third in the Big 12. Boyette also contributes 12 points a contest and had 12 double-doubles with eight in Big 12 games while starting all 29 contests for second-place Texas. She is the Longhorns' first defensive player of the year award winner.
In her first season with the Lady Bears, Jones has started 27 of 31 games and led the team in scoring in Big 12 games with 14.4 points per contest to rank seventh in the conference. For the season, she is second on the team with 14.5 points per game, which is eighth in the Big 12. The junior guard is also second on the team and fourth in the league with 4.0 assists, despite playing alongside the nation's assists leader (Niya Johnson). Her 3-point percentage (.397) ranks eighth while her .765 free throw mark is 10th. Jones has played her best against ranked teams with an average of 19.5 points in those outings.
Tynice Martin is West Virginia's first freshman of the year honoree since joining the Big 12 in 2012-13. She has played in all 31 of West Virginia's games and is third on the team with 9.7 points per game. The rookie guard improved her scoring average in conference games to 11.2 to rank second on the team and help WVU to a third place Big 12 finish after tying for seventh last season. Martin has contributed double-digit scoring in 12 conference games and made 22 consecutive free throws. She was a two-time Big 12 Freshman of the Week recipient.
Pierre-Louis comes in off the Oklahoma bench to lead the Big 12 in field goal percentage with a .625 clip in all games and a .633 mark in league games. She averages 9.3 points and 4.7 rebounds for the season with 10.3 points and 4.2 rebounds per game in conference matchups. Pierre-Louis reached double-figure scoring in nine conference contests with three 20-point performances.
The All-Big 12 honors were chosen by head coaches, who are not allowed to vote for their own student-athletes.
2015-16 Phillips 66 All-Big 12 Awards
|Co-Defensive Players of the Year:||Brittney Martin, Oklahoma State, G, 6-0, Sr, Syracuse, Utah
Imani Boyette, Texas, C, 6-7, Sr, Los Angeles, Calif.
|Sixth Man Award:||Vionise Pierre-Louis, Oklahoma, C, 6-4, So, Lake Worth, Fla.|
|Coach of the Year:||Jim Littell, Oklahoma State (5th season)|
|Newcomer of the Year:||Alexis Jones, Baylor, G, 5-9, Jr, Irving, Texas|
|Player of the Year:||Brittney Martin, Oklahoma State, G, 6-0, Sr, Syracuse, Utah|
|Freshman of the Year:||Tynice Martin, West Virginia, G, 5-10, Fr, Atlanta, Ga.|
|All-Big 12 First Team (honors listed alphabetical by school)|
|Nina Davis **+!||Baylor||F||5-11||Jr||Memphis, Tenn.|
|Niya Johnson +||Baylor||G||5-8||Sr||Gainesville, Fla.|
|Alexis Jones **||Baylor||G||5-9||Jr||Irving, Texas|
|Seanna Johnson||Iowa State||G||5-10||Jr||Brooklyn Park, Minn.|
|Breanna Lewis %||Kansas State||C||6-5||Jr||Milwaukee, Wis.|
|Brittney Martin **+||Oklahoma State||G||6-0||Sr||Syracuse, Utah|
|Zahna Medley **+!||TCU||G||5-6||Sr||Springfield, Ill.|
|Imani Boyette +^||Texas||C||6-7||Sr||Los Angeles, Calif.|
|Brooke McCarty||Texas||G||5-4||So||League City, Texas|
|Bria Holmes **+!||West Virginia||G||6-1||Sr||New Haven, Conn.|
|All-Big 12 Second Team|
|Kindred Wesemann||Kansas State||G||5-6||Jr||Pleasant Hill, Mo.|
|Kaylon Williams %||Oklahoma||F||6-3||Sr||Midwest City, Okla.|
|Kaylee Jensen||Oklahoma State||C||6-4||So||Genoa, Nebraska|
|Ariel Atkins||Texas||G||5-11||So||Duncanville, Texas|
|Lanay Montgomery||West Virginia||C||6-5||Jr||Pittsburgh, Pa.|
|All-Big 12 Honorable Mention|
|Kristy Wallace (Baylor), Jadda Buckley (Iowa State), Bridget Carleton (Iowa State), Peyton Little (Oklahoma), AJ Alix (TCU), Empress Davenport (Texas) Celina Rodrigo (Texas), Ivonne CookTaylor (Texas Tech), Arielle Roberson (West Virginia)|
|Big 12 All-Defensive Team|
|Niya Johnson||Baylor||G||5-8||Sr||Gainesville, Fla.|
|Breanna Lewis||Kansas State||C||6-5||Jr.||Milwaukee, Wis.|
|Brittney Martin||Oklahoma State||G||6-0||Sr||Syracuse, Utah|
|Imani Boyette **||Texas||C||6-7||Sr||Los Angeles, Calif.|
|Lanay Montgomery||West Virginia||C||6-5||Jr||Pittsburgh, Pa.|
|Big 12 All-Freshman Team|
|Kalani Brown||Baylor||C||6-7||Fr||Slidell, La.|
|Beatrice Mompremier **||Baylor||C||6-4||Fr||Miami, Fla.|
|Bridget Carleton **||Iowa State||G||6-1||Fr||Chatham, Ontario, Canada|
|Japreece Dean||Texas Tech||G||5-6||Fr||Cedar Park, Texas|
|Tynice Martin||West Virginia||G||5-10||Fr||Atlanta, Ga.|
|**||- Unanimous First Team Selection (coaches cannot vote for own players, unanimous denotes voted first team by other nine coaches)|
|+||- 2014-15 All-Big 12 First Team Selection|
|%||- 2014-15 All-Big 12 Second Team Selection|
|!||- 2013-14 All-Big 12 First Team Selection|
|^||- 2013-14 All-Big 12 Second Team Selection|