Medley, Lovings Earn Big 12 Honors
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.
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.
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
All-Big 12 First Team
All-Big 12 Second Team
All-Big 12 Honorable Mention
Big 12 All-Defensive Team
Big 12 All-Freshman Team
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