Carolyn Davis Named Big 12 Freshman of the Week

Feb. 1, 2010

IRVING, Texas – Kansas freshman forward Carolyn Davis was chosen Freshman of the Week by a media voting panel for games of Jan. 25-30. Davis was recognized for the first time in her Jayhawk career.

Davis led Kansas to a win at Missouri with a career-best 20 points and nine rebounds. Davis made 6-of-8 shots from the field versus the Tigers and also knocked down all eight of her free throw attempts.

The Houston, Texas, native collected six of her nine rebounds on the offensive end and also tallied one block in a career-high 31 minutes of action. Davis has now scored in double figures in four of her last five games, since being inserted in the starting line up.

Davis recorded her first-career double-double with 10 points and 10 rebounds in KU’s win over Colorado earlier in the week. She connected on 5-of-8 shots from the floor against the Buffaloes, while also tallying one assist and one block. Her 10 rebounds marked a career-best.

For the week, Davis made 11-of-18 shots from the field on her way to averaging 15.0 points per game. She also averaged 9.5 boards during the two games.

Davis is the second Jayhawk this season to be honored by the Big 12 this season as senior guard-forward Danielle McCray earned Big 12 Player of the Week honors on Dec. 28. She is the first Kansas player to earn Big 12 Freshman of the Week honors since Krysten Boogaard picked up the honor for the week of Jan. 28-Feb. 3, 2008.

The Jayhawks will return to the court on Sunday, Feb. 7, when they host in-state rival Kansas State. Tip-off is slated for 1 p.m., in Allen Fieldhouse in the Jayhawks for the Cure “Pink Zone” game.