Baylor’s Kim Mulkey and sophomore forward Nina Davis were chosen Big 12 coach and player of the year in women’s basketball Wednesday.
Kansas senior forward Chelsea Gardner joined Davis on the 10-player All-Big 12 first team. Kansas State sophomore forward Breanna Lewis was chosen to the second team.
K-State is the No. 8 seed in the Big 12 tournament and will face No. 9 seed KU in the opening round at 6 p.m. Friday in Dallas. The game will air on Fox College Sports Central. The winner faces top-seeded Baylor at 1:30 p.m. Saturday.
The awards were voted on by the league’s coaches, who could not vote for members of their own teams.
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Mulkey led Baylor, 27-3 overall and 16-2 in the Big 12, to its fifth consecutive regular-season league title. Davis, whose selection marked the fifth straight year a Bears player won Big 12 player of the year, led the league by averaging 20.7 points per game and by recording 10 double-doubles on the season.
Gardner was third in the Big 12 in scoring with 16.8 points per game.
All-Big 12 women’s basketball team
▪ Coach of the year: Kim Mulkey, Baylor
▪ Player of the year: Nina Davis, Baylor
▪ Freshman of the year: Gabbi Ortiz, Oklahoma
▪ Newcomer of the year: Peyton Little, Oklahoma
▪ Defensive player of the year: Chelsea Prince, TCU
▪ Sixth player award: Khadijiah Cave, Baylor
▪ Nina Davis, Baylor
▪ Niya Johnson, Baylor
▪ Nikki Moody, Iowa State
▪ Chelsea Gardner, Kansas
▪ Peyton Little, Oklahoma
▪ Brittney Martin, Oklahoma State
▪ Zahna Medley, TCU
▪ Imani McGee-Stafford, Texas
▪ Amber Battle, Texas Tech
▪ Bria Holmes, West Virginia
▪ Breanna Lewis, Kansas State
▪ Gioya Carter, Oklahoma
▪ Kaylon Williams, Oklahoma
▪ Veja Hamilton, TCU
▪ Kelsey Lang, Texas
▪ Honorable mention: Sune Agbuke, Baylor; Imani Wright, Baylor; Seanna Johnson, Iowa State; Brynn Williamson, Iowa State; Asia Boyd, Kansas; Natalie Knight, Kansas; Ashia Woods, Kansas State; Sharane Campbell-Olds, Oklahoma; Liz Donohoe, Oklahoma State; LaShawn Jones, Oklahoma State; Chelsea Prince, TCU; Nneka Enemkpali, Texas; Brady Sanders, Texas; Averee Fields, West Virginia
▪ All-defensive team: Sune Agbuke, Baylor; Breanna Lewis, Kansas State; Sharane Campbell-Olds, Oklahoma; Brittney Martin, Oklahoma State; Chelsea Prince, TCU
▪ All-freshman team: Kristy Wallace, Baylor; Lauren Aldridge, Kansas; Gabbi Ortiz, Oklahoma; Ariel Atkins, Texas; Brooke McCarty, Texas