Medley, Lovings Earn Big 12 Honors

Zahna Medley is just the eighth first-team all-conference selection in program history

Zahna Medley is just the eighth first-team all-conference selection in program history

March 6, 2014

FORT WORTH, Texas - TCU sophomore guard Zahna Medley was named All-Big 12 First Team while senior center Latricia Lovings earned a spot on the Big 12 All-Defensive Team, the conference office announced on Wednesday as voted on by the league's 10 head coaches.

Medley becomes the TCU women's basketball program's first-ever first or second team All-Big 12 selection and the first Horned Frog to earn first-team distinction since Natalie Ventress collected the honors in the Mountain West Conference in 2011-12. Overall, Medley becomes TCU's eighth first-team all-conference selection.

Medley wrapped up the regular season ranking fifth in the Big 12 with 16.4 points per game while also placing third in 3-pointers per game (2.3), fourth in minutes played (33.7 mpg), sixth in free-throw percentage (.805), eighth in assists (3.7 apg) and 13th in steals (1.4 spg).

The Springfield, Ill., native followed up an All-Big 12 Honorable Mention freshman season by posting 25 double-figure scoring performances, including 11 games of 20 or more points, while draining three or more 3-pointers in 11 contests. Medley needs just nine points in the opening game of the Big 12 Championship to become only the sixth individual in TCU history with 500 points in a single season.

Lovings garners the first conference honor of her career after a dominating defensive campaign this season and becomes just the fourth Horned Frog in program history to earn all-defensive team accolades.

Lovings racked up 116 blocks this season, the fourth-most in school history, and currently ranks third nationally with 3.9 blocks per game. Lovings actually increased her production against tougher competition, averaging 4.3 blocks against nine top-25 opponents and 4.2 rejections per contest in Big 12 play.

The Fort Worth native swatted five or more shots in 12 contests this season, including eight against Big 12 opponents, and shattered the TCU record for consecutive games with a block, as the streak currently stands at 69 contests.

The Horned Frogs earned a No. 7 seed for the 2014 Phillips 66 Big 12 Championship and open play against 10th-seeeded Texas Tech at 8:30 p.m., on Friday in Oklahoma City, Okla.

TICKET INFORMATION
Single-session tickets are priced at $25 and $20, plus applicable service fees for reserved seats. All spectators beginning at age two must have a ticket to enter the arena. One session will be played on Friday night with two sessions on Saturday and one session each on Sunday and Monday.

Tickets are available through Ticketmaster by calling 1-800-745-3000 or online at www.ticketmaster.com. They can also be purchased at the Chesapeake Energy Arena box office Monday - Friday from 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. CT. The box office accepts Mastercard, Visa, Discover, American Express and cash as methods of payment.

All-Session tickets are priced at $110 and $85, plus applicable service fees. All spectators beginning at age two must have a ticket to enter the arena.

FAN FESTIVAL
The Oklahoma City All Sports Association is proud to present the Fan Festival for the Phillips 66 Big 12 Women's Basketball Championship. The Fan Festival will take place two hours prior to each session of play and is located on Reno Ave., between the Cox Convention Center and the Chesapeake Energy Arena.

The Fan Festival will include live music, inflatables, a rock wall, face painting, sport court and the opportunity to get a picture with the Big 12 Championship trophy! Also throughout the weekend, the event will also include pep rallies, including their mascots and cheerleaders, for each school.

The Fan Festival will begin on Friday, March 7, at 4:00 p.m.

2013-14 Phillips 66 All-Big 12 Awards

Coach of the Year: Mike Carey, West Virginia
Player of the Year: Odyssey Sims, West Virginia
Freshman of the Year: Nina Davis, Baylor
Defensive Player of the Year: Odyssey Sims, Baylor
Sixth Man Award: Taylor Palmer,West Virginia

All-Big 12 First Team
Nina Davis, Baylor, F, Fr.
Odyssey Sims, Baylor, G, Sr.
Hallie Christofferson, Iowa State, F, Sr.
Chelsea Gardner, Kansas, F, Jr.
Aaryn Ellenberg, Oklahoma, G, Sr.
Tiffany Bias, Oklahoma State, G, Sr.
Zahna Medley, TCU, G, So.
Nneka Enemkpali, Texas, G, So.
Asya Bussie, West Virginia, C, Sr.
Bria Holmes, West Virginia, G, So.

All-Big 12 Second Team
Nikki Moody, Iowa State, G, Jr.
Leticia Romero, Kansas State, G, Fr.
Morgan Hook, Oklahoma, G, Sr.
Imani McGee-Stafford, Texas, C, So.
Amber Battle, Texas Tech, G, Jr.

All-Big 12 Honorable Mention
Niya Johnson (Baylor), Makenzie Robertson (Baylor), Natalie Knight (Kansas), Sharane Campbell (Oklahoma), Nicole Griffin (Oklahoma), Liz Donohoe (Oklahoma State), Brittney Martin (Oklahoma State), Chassidy Fussell (Texas).

Big 12 All-Defensive Team
Odyssey Sims, Baylor, G, Sr.
Tiffany Bias, Oklahoma, G, Sr.
Latricia Lovings, TCU, C, Sr.
Asya Bussie, West Virginia, C, Sr.
Jess Harlee, West Virginia, F, Sr.

Big 12 All-Freshman Team
Nina Davis, Baylor, F
Jadda Buckley, Iowa State, G
Seanna Johnson, Iowa State, G
Leticia Romero, Kansas State, G
Roshunda Johnson, Oklahoma State, G

 

 


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