Carolyn Davis To Miss Remainder of 2011-12 Season With Knee Injury

Feb. 13, 2012

LAWRENCE, Kan. — Junior forward and All-America candidate Carolyn Davis of the Kansas women’s basketball team will miss the remainder of the 2011-12 season after suffering a dislocated knee and torn anterior cruciate ligament in the team’s game at Kansas State Sunday afternoon, Jayhawk head coach Bonnie Henrickson announced Monday.

Named to numerous preseason award watch lists this season, including the Naismith, Wade Trophy and Wooden awards, Davis was Kansas’ leading scorer averaging 17.5 points per game and ranked in the top five nationally with a 60.2 field goal percentage prior to Sunday’s contest. Through 23 games this season, Davis scored 20 or more points eight times and recorded three double-doubles.

The 6-foot-3 forward is all over the Kansas record books. Earlier this season she became the 23rd Jayhawk to amass 1,000 career points and just the 14th player in KU history to with 500 rebounds and 1,000 points at Kansas. Davis ranks 14th with 1,310 points in her two-plus seasons, while her 65.0 career field goal percentage is tops in program history. She also ranks in Kansas’ top 10 career lists for blocks (7th-106), free throws attempted (9th-451) and free throws made (10th-314). Davis’ name is listed in four single-season record categories, including the top two marks for shooting percentage (71.9 percent in 2010 and 66.0 percent in 2011).

Last season, the Houston, Texas native was named to the All-Big 12 First Team and was a Preseason All-Big 12 selection prior to 2011-12 for the second-straight year.

Kansas is 17-7 overall (6-6 Big 12) and is back in action on Wednesday, Feb. 15 when it travels to Iowa State for a 7 p.m. contest.