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Lady Bears Rack Up Big 12 Awards

(March 5, 2012) -- Big 12 regular season champion Baylor picked up honors for coach, player and defensive player of the year for the second consecutive season in highlighting the 2011-12 Phillips 66 All-Big 12 Conference Women's Basketball Awards.

Kim Mulkey earned her third Big 12 Coach of the Year honor while junior Brittney Griner was again named Big 12 Player of the Year in addition to picking up her third nod for Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year.

Kelsey Bone (Texas A&M) was voted Big 12 Newcomer of the Year while Liz Donohoe (Oklahoma State) was selected Big 12 Freshman of the Year.

Sharane Campbell (Oklahoma) 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 12th season at Baylor, led the program to its third Big 12 regular season title with a 31-0 overall record and 18-0 league mark - both Big 12 records. BU's seven-game advantage to win the Big 12 regular season is also a league best. The Lady Bears are ranked No. 1 in the national polls and are the only women's or men's basketball program to finish the regular season undefeated. BU will enter the Phillips 66 Big 12 Women's Basketball Championship as the No. 1 seed.

Griner leads the Big 12 in scoring (23.3), blocks (5.1) and field goal percentage (.616) while ranking second in rebounds (9.6). She is the Big 12's career blocked shots leader (550) and ranks second on the NCAA career chart. The 6-8 center scored a career-high 41 points in Baylor's final regular season game. Griner has scored in double-figures in 71 straight games and in 101 of 103 in her career.

Bone is in her first season with the Aggies after transferring from South Carolina. She is 17th in the Conference in scoring (12.1), 10th in rebounding (6.9) and third in field goal percentage (.546). The 6-5 center is second on her squad in points and the team's top rebounder while starting 26 of 29 games.

Donohoe leads all Big 12 freshmen and the Cowgirls in scoring (12.4) and rebounding (7.1). Her numbers rank 15th and eighth in the Conference, respectively. She has started all 27 games in her rookie season.

Campbell is the first freshman to earn the Sixth Man Award since it was established in 2007. She has played in all 30 of OU's games and averages 19 minutes of court time with 8.7 points and 3.4 rebounds. The guard is third among Big 12 freshmen in scoring and fifth in rebounds.

2011-12 PHILLIPS 66 ALL-BIG 12 AWARDS
Coach of the Year: Kim Mulkey, Baylor
Player of the Year: Brittney Griner, Baylor
Newcomer of the Year: Kelsey Bone, Texas A&M
Freshman of the Year: Liz Donohoe, Oklahoma State
Defensive Player of the Year: Brittney Griner, Baylor
Sixth Man Award: Sharane Campbell, Oklahoma

ALL-BIG 12 FIRST TEAM (all honors listed alphabetical by school)
Player School Pos Ht Cl Hometown
Brittney Griner !^** Baylor C 6-8 Jr Houston, Texas
Odyssey Sims !** Baylor G 5-8 So Irving, Texas
Chelsea Poppens ** Iowa State F 6-2 Jr Aplington, Iowa
Carolyn Davis ! Kansas F 6-3 Jr Houston, Texas
Brittany Chambers ! Kansas State G 5-8 Jr Belle Plaine, Minn.
Jalana Childs % Kansas State F 6-2 Sr Orlando, Fla.
Aaryn Ellenberg Oklahoma G 5-7 So Las Vegas, Nev.
Whitney Hand Oklahoma G 6-1 Jr Fort Worth, Texas
Chassidy Fussell % Texas G 5-10 So Troy, Tenn.
Tyra White! Texas A&M G 6-0 Sr Kansas City, Mo.

ALL-BIG 12 SECOND TEAM
Player School Pos Ht Cl Hometown
Destiny Williams Baylor F 6-1 Jr Benton Harbor, Mich.
Angel Goodrich Kansas G 5-4 Jr Tahlequah, Okla.
Christine Flores Missouri F 6-3 Sr San Antonio, Texas
Tiffany Bias Oklahoma State G 5-6 So Andover, Kan.
Sydney Carter Texas A&M G 5-6 Sr DeSoto, Texas

ALL-BIG 12 HONORABLE MENTION
Kimetria Hayden (Baylor), Aishah Sutherland (Kansas), BreAnna Brock (Missouri), Liz Donohoe (Oklahoma State), Yvonne Anderson (Texas), Ashleigh Fontenette (Texas), Kelsey Bone (Texas A&M), Adaora Elonu (Texas A&M), Monique Smalls (Texas Tech)

BIG 12 ALL-DEFENSIVE TEAM
Player School Pos Ht Cl Hometown
Brittney Griner Baylor C 6-8 Jr Houston, Texas
Odyssey Sims Baylor G 5-8 So Irving, Texas
Ashley Gayle Texas C 6-4 Sr Las Vegas, Nev.
Sydney Carter Texas A&M G 5-6 Sr DeSoto, Texas
Monique Smalls Texas Tech G 5-6 Jr The Woodlands, Texas

BIG 12 ALL-FRESHMAN TEAM
Player School Pos Ht Cl Hometown
Nikki Moody Iowa State G 5-8 Fr Euless, Texas
Kyley Simmons Missouri G 5-7 Fr Council Bluffs, Iowa
Sharane Campbell Oklahoma G 5-10 Fr Spencer, Okla.
Liz Donohoe Oklahoma State F 6-0 Fr Edmond, Okla.
Alexia Standish Texas A&M G 5-8 Fr Colleyville, Texas

** Unanimous First Team Selection
! 2010-11 All-Big 12 First Team Selection
% 2010-11 All-Big 12 Second Team Selection
^ 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


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