Danielle McCray And Carolyn Davis Earn All-Big 12 Honors

March 8, 2010


Kansas senior guard-forward Danielle McCray and freshman forward Carolyn Davis were named Second Team All-Big 12 and to the All-Big 12 Freshman Team, respectively, as announced by the conference office Monday. The honors were voted by the league’s head coaches who are not allowed to vote for their own players.

McCray earned Second Team Honors despite playing in only seven Big 12 games prior to suffering a season-ending knee injury on Feb. 4. At the time of her injury, the 5-foo-11 Olathe, native ranked second in the conference in scoring (19.8), ninth in rebounding (7.2), fourth in three-point field goals made (2.4) and seventh in three-point field goal percentage.

McCray earned all-league honors for the second-straight season. She was named First Team All-Big 12 as a junior and was tabbed the Preseason Big 12 Player of the Year entering the 2009-10 season. She concluded her Kansas career ranked fourth on the Jayhawk all-time scoring chart with 1,934 points and was in the top 10 in the career record books in nine other categories.

Davis is the second Jayhawk in the last three seasons to earn a spot on the All-Freshman team as Krysten Boogaard nabbed the honor in 2008. Davis led KU in scoring and rebounding in Big 12 games with 12.5 points and 7.3 rebounds per game. She topped the league in field goal percentage in both overall games (68.9 percent) and conference only games (68.6) percent.

Davis was twice named Big 12 Freshman of the Week, taking home the honors on Feb. 1 and Feb. 15. Davis has collected five double-doubles on the season, including a 29-points, 14-rebound performance against Texas on Feb. 13. Her 29 points and 14 rebounds both marked career-bests.

Connie Yori (Nebraska) earned her first Big 12 Conference Coach of the Year honor while Kelsey Griffin (Nebraska) became the first Cornhusker to garner Big 12 Player of the Year.

Danielle Adams (Texas A&M) was voted Big 12 Newcomer of the Year, Brittney Griner (Baylor) was selected Big 12 Freshman of the Year and Co-Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year with Yvonne Turner (Nebraska), while Bianca Smith (Colorado) earned the Sixth Man Award.

2009-10 Phillips 66 All-Big 12 Awards

Coach of the Year: Connie Yori, Nebraska

Player of the Year: Kelsey Griffin, Nebraska

Newcomer of the Year: Danielle Adams, Texas A&M

Freshman of the Year: Brittney Griner, Baylor

Co-Defensive Players of the Year: Brittney Griner, Baylor and Yvonne Turner, Nebraska

Sixth Man Award: Bianca Smith, Colorado

All-Big 12 First Team (alphabetical by school)

Player School

Brittney Griner Baylor

Alison Lacey Iowa State

Ashley Sweat^ Kansas State

Kelsey Griffin#+ Nebraska

Cory Montgomery Nebraska

Yvonne Turner Nebraska

Danielle Robinson^ Oklahoma

Amanda Thompson Oklahoma

Andrea Riley^# Oklahoma State

Tanisha Smith Texas A&M

All-Big 12 Second Team (alphabetical by school)

Danielle McCray^ Kansas

Nyeshia Stevenson Oklahoma

Tegan Cunningham Oklahoma State

Brittainey Raven$ Texas

Danielle Adams Texas A&M

^ 2008-09 First Team Selection

# 2007-08 First Team Selection

+ 2006-07 First Team Selection

$ 2008-09 Second Team Selection

(Lacey, Griffin, Robinson and Riley unanimous 2009-10 First Team selections)

All-Big 12 Honorable Mention (alphabetical by school)

Kelli Griffin (Baylor), Morghan Medlock (Baylor), Brittany Spears (Colorado), Kelsey Bolte (Iowa State), RaeShara Brown (Missouri), Jessra Johnson (Missouri), Dominique Kelley (Nebraska), Ashleigh Fontenette (Texas), Kathleen Nash (Texas), Sydney Carter (Texas A&M), Jordan Murphree (Texas Tech), Ashlee Roberson (Texas Tech)

Big 12 All-Defensive Team (alphabetical by school)

Player School

Brittney Griner Baylor

Denae Stuckey Iowa State

Kelsey Griffin Nebraska

Yvonne Turner*~ Nebraska

Danielle Robinson~ Oklahoma

* 2007-08 Team

~ 2008-09 Team

Big 12 All-Freshman Team (alphabetical by school)

Player School

Brittney Griner Baylor

Anna Prins Iowa State

Carolyn Davis Kansas

Lindsey Moore Nebraska

Cokie Reed Texas