RCW: Faces in the Crowd 3.26

Each week in Rock Chalk Weekly, the top Kansas Jayhawk performances are recognized as Faces in the Crowd. Get to know last week’s stars, including information on their latest accomplishments and a link to their full bio.

W. Basketball | Senior | Las Vegas, Nevada
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Jada Brown ended her Kansas career by matching her career high with 14 points in the 79-75 loss to Oklahoma State in the first round of the 2017 Big 12 Championship in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Brown was 6-for-10 from the field, including a 2-for-3 effort on threes. She also added six rebounds, an assist and a steal, while logging 20 reserve minutes.


Softball | Freshman | Lee’s Summit, Missouri
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Freshman right-hander Mandy Roberts went 2-0 for the Jayhawks in four relief appearances in the Citrus Classic II in Orlando, Florida. Roberts picked up both of her wins on the same day, tossing three innings in a 4-3 win over Purdue and pitching another three in a 5-4 victory against Mercer on March 3. In the event, Roberts boasted a 1.62 earned run average and recorded three strikeouts in 8.2 innings pitched.

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M. Basketball | Senior | Petersburg, Virginia
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Senior Frank Mason III concluded his final week of the regular season in fine fashion and was named the Big 12 Player of the Week for the third time this season. During a pair of victories, Mason averaged 25.0 points, 5.5 rebounds, 7.5 assists and 2.0 steals. In Kansas’ 73-63 win against Oklahoma on Senior Night, Mason scored 23 points with six assists, one blocked shot and three steals. His three steals tied his season high. Mason flirted with a triple-double in KU’s 90-85 win at Oklahoma State when he scored 27 points with eight rebounds and nine assists in the win against the Cowboys.

Baseball | Junior | San Jose, California
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Junior shortstop Matt McLaughlin led all Kansas hitters with a .438 batting average (7-for-16) in four starts during the week and posted a .571 on-base percentage in four games played. In his 21 plate appearances, McLaughlin reached base safely 12 times, including seven base knocks and five walks – he didn’t strikeout once. In addition, he has now hit safely in six-straight games and was a perfect 2-for-2 in stolen bases during the week, while scoring a team-high four runs.