Danielle McCray Named Big 12 Player of the Week

Dec. 28, 2009

LAWRENCE, Kan. – Kansas senior guard-forward Danielle McCray was named Phillips 66 Big 12 Conference Player of the Week by a media panel voting for games from Dec. 21-27. McCray picked up her first honor of the 2009-10 season and the fourth of her career.

McCray, an Olathe, Kan., native, scored a career-high 37 points in Kansas’ victory over Houston on Dec. 22. She made 17-of-22 shots from the field, including 3-of-5 from beyond the arc. She also pulled down 11 rebounds, including five on the offensive end, for her second double-double of the season. In addition, McCray led KU with four steals while also dishing four assists, all in 32 minutes of play.

Against Houston, McCray made her first seven shots from the field and finished the first half connecting on 12 of her 13 attempts. She then opened the second half making back-to-back shots before missing her second shot midway through the second period. McCray scored her 37 points without ever making a trip to the foul line. She moved into fifth place on the Kansas all-time scoring chart, passing Lynn Pride. McCray now has 1,778 career points. The 37-point performance marked her second-straight game with 30 or more points.

Colorado freshman Megan Malcolm-Peck was named Phillips 66 Big 12 Women’s Basketball Freshman of the Week, earning the honor for the first time this season. Malcom-Peck recorded 10 rebounds, four points, four steals and three assists in CU’s win over San Jose State.

Kansas returns to the court on Wednesday, Dec. 30, when it plays host to Pepperdine. Game time is slated for 1 p.m., in Allen Fieldhouse where it will be “Dollar Day.” Tickets, hot dogs, popcorn, candy and chips are all available for just $1.