Davis Named to Preseason All-Big 12 Team

Oct. 5, 2011

LAWRENCE, Kan. – Preseason accolades continue to roll in for junior Carolyn Davis of the Kansas women’s basketball team. The 6-foot-3 forward was named to the Preseason All-Big 12 Women’s Basketball Team announced Tuesday. Earlier this year Davis was also named a member of the Wade Watch List for the State Farm Wade Trophy, which is presented annually to the NCAA Division I player of the year.

An All-Big 12 First Team selection in 2010-11, Davis was one of four conference players to rank in the top 10 for both scoring and rebounding last season as she turned in a team-high 19.0 points and 7.4 rebounds per game. The Houston, Texas native is one of the country’s top returning shooters after ranking second last year with a .660 field goal percentage. That mark was the second-best shooting percentage in a Jayhawk single-season, as were her 176 free throws made.

Davis was a Preseason All-Big 12 Honorable Mention selection last season, before going on to record 26 contests with double-figure scoring, including five games in which she scored 30 or more points. This past summer, Davis was also invited to try out for the USA World University Games.

Davis becomes the first player named to the league’s preseason team since Danielle McCray in 2009-10.

A complete list of the Preseason All-Big 12 Awards are listed below. Coaches were not allowed to vote for their own players.

Preseason Player of the Year
Brittney Griner, Baylor, C, 6-8, Jr., Houston, Texas/Nimitz

Preseason Newcomer of the Year
Kelsey Bone, Texas A&M, C, 6-5, So., Houston, Texas/South Carolina

Preseason Co-Freshmen of the Year
Cassie Peoples, G, 5-6, Texas, Houston, Texas/Cy-Fair
Alexia Standish, G, 5-8, Texas A&M/Colleyville, Texas/Heritage

Preseason All-Big 12 Team
Brittney Griner, Baylor, C, Jr.
Odyssey Sims, Baylor, G, So.
Carolyn Davis, Kansas, F, Jr.
Toni Young, Oklahoma State, G/F, Jr.
Chassidy Fussell, Texas, G, So.
Tyra White, Texas A&M, G, Sr.

(ties in the voting created an additional spot)

Honorable Mention (listed alphabetically by school): Brittany Chambers and Jalana Childs (Kansas State), Aaryn Ellenberg and Whitney Hand (Oklahoma), Sydney Carter (Texas A&M).