Three Jayhawks Selected All-Big 12
March 5, 2012
LAWRENCE, Kan. – Kansas junior forward Carolyn Davis was named All-Big 12 First Team for the second consecutive year to highlight a list of three Jayhawks placed on the league’s postseason awards list announced by the conference office Monday. Junior guard Angel Goodrich earned second team honors while senior forward Aishah Sutherland was an honorable mention selection. Both were recognized by the conference for the first time in their careers.
Davis suffered a season-ending knee injury four minutes into KU’s game at Kansas State on Feb. 12. Prior to the contest, Davis was second in the Big 12 averaging 17.5 points per game and ranked in the top five nationally shooting 60.2 percent from the field. Named to numerous preseason award watch lists including the Naismith, Wade Trophy and Wooden awards, the Houston, Texas native scored 20 or more points eight times and her 34 tallies in KU’s win versus Texas Tech on Jan. 25 are a single-game high among Big 12 players in 2011-12.
Goodrich paces the Big 12 with 7.5 assists per outing and her 2.2 assist/turnover ratio is second. She also ranks in the top 15 of the league in points, steals, three-point field goal percentage, three-point field goals made and minutes played per game. One of eight finalists for the Nancy Lieberman award, which honors the top Division I point guard, Goodrich has led KU in scoring seven times in Big 12 play.
The Jayhawks’ lone senior, Sutherland is one of four Big 12 players to rank in the top 10 of the league in rebounding and scoring. Her 9.1 rebounds per game are fourth while her 13.9 points per outing rank 10th. A Perris, Calif., native, Sutherland is tied for the fourth-most DD’s in the conference this season with eight, four of which came in Big 12 games. Her 22 rebounds at Oklahoma State on Jan. 18 were the most by a conference player since 2008.
The official All-Big 12 awards are selected by the league’s head coaches, who are not allowed to vote for their own players. KU earned its most Big 12 honorees since it placed three on the honorable mention list in 2001.