Carolyn Davis Named Big 12 Women's Basketball Player of the Week

Feb. 21, 2011

IRVING, Texas –

Kansas sophomore forward Carolyn Davis was named Phillips 66 Big 12 Women’s Basketball Player of the Week for the first time in her career after leading KU to a 75-70 overtime win over Border Showdown rival Missouri on Saturday.

Davis scored a career-best 34 points in the win over the Tigers off of 13-of-16 (81.3 percent) shooting from the field. She also made 8-of-13 shots from the foul line, scoring 20 of her 34 points in the second half and overtime. Davis also pulled down a team-high nine rebounds in the win, to go along with two assists and a block.

Davis leads the Big 12 and ranks second nationally in field goal percentage as she is hitting 66.8 percent from the field on the season. She is currently third in the Big 12 in scoring (18.7 ppg) and 10th in rebounding (7.4 rpg.

Davis, who took home Phillips 66 Big 12 Freshman of the Week honors twice last season, is the first KU player to be honored with the Player of the Week award since Danielle McCray earned the award on Dec. 28, 2009.

Davis was joined by Texas Tech’s Kierra Mallard as the Player of the Week, while Nebraska’s Jordan Hooper was named Phillips 66 Big 12 Freshman of the Week. The three players were selected by a voting panel for games Feb. 14-20.

Kansas will return to action on Wednesday, Feb. 23, when it travels to Oklahoma State. KU (17-9, 4-8 Big 12) will take on the Cowgirls (15-10, 3-9 Big 12) at Gallagher-Iba Arena at 7 p.m.