Medley Honored by Big 12 Thursday

Zahna Medley (14)

Zahna Medley (14)

March 7, 2013


FORT WORTH, Texas - Freshman Zahna Medley was honored Thursday afternoon as a unanimous First Team selection to the Big 12 All-Freshman Team.

Medley, who also earned All-Big 12 Honorable Mention accolades, led TCU in scoring this season, averaging 12.7 points per game. She currently ranks No. 1 among all league freshmen in scoring and assists. The Illinois native, who earned Big 12 Freshman of the Week accolades four times this season, is currently ranked in the top 20 among all freshmen in the NCAA this season in points per game, while ranking third nationally among freshmen in assists per contest, averaging 4.3. Medley is also the only freshmen in the entire country and the Big 12 to record 13 or more assists in a single-game this season, having accomplished the feat against Oklahoma in January. 

Medley has scored in double-figures 10 times in league games this season. She has hit the 20-point mark five times, which is the most of any newcomer in the conference. Medley led TCU in assists in 16 games in league play and has tallied four or more assists in a conference game 12 times, including double-digit assists in two outings. She is the only rookie in the Big 12 to rank in the top 18 overall in scoring and assists.

Medley’s 35 points against Kansas in February were the most in a single-game by a TCU freshman since Tricia Payne connected for 36 points against Lamar in 1998. Overall, Medley is the only newcomer in the entire conference to score 35 or more points in a game this season. She joins Baylor’s Brittney Griner and K-State’s Brittany Chambers as the only players in the Big 12 to record that many points. Only two other freshmen in the entire country have scored more than Medley’s 35 points in a single game.

TCU will open the 2013 Phillips 66 Big 12 Women's Basketball Championship Friday night when it takes on Kansas. Tip-off is set for 8:30 p.m. CT from the American Airlines Center in Dallas.

2012-13 PHILLIPS 66 ALL-BIG 12 AWARDS

Coach of the Year: Kim Mulkey, Baylor
Player of the Year: Brittney Griner, Baylor**
Co-Newcomers of the Year: Portia Durrett, Oklahoma and Jackie Patterson, Texas Tech
Freshman of the Year: Imani McGee-Stafford, Texas
Defensive Player of the Year: Brittney Griner, Baylor**
Sixth Man Award: Destiny Williams, Baylor
Scholar-Athlete of the Year: Brittany Chambers, K-State

** Denotes Unanimous

All-Big 12 First Team (all honors listed alphabetical by school)
Player School Pos Ht Cl Hometown
Brittney Griner~!^** Baylor C 6-8 Sr Houston, Texas
Odyssey Sims~!** Baylor G 5-8 Jr Irving, Texas
Hallie Christofferson** Iowa State F 6-3 Jr Hamlin, Iowa
Chelsea Poppens~ Iowa State F 6-2 Sr Aplington, Iowa
Angel Goodrich+ Kansas G 5-4 Sr Tahlequah, Okla.
Brittany Chambers~! K-State G 5-8 Sr Belle Plaine, Minn.
Aaryn Ellenberg~** Oklahoma G 5-7 Jr Las Vegas, Nev.
Toni Young** Oklahoma State F 6-2 Sr Del City, Okla.
Chynna Brown Texas Tech G 5-8 Sr Dallas, Texas
Christal Caldwell West Virginia G 5-9 Jr Charlotte, N.C.
 
All-Big 12 Second Team
Player School Pos Ht Cl Hometown
Carolyn Davis~! Kansas F 6-3 Sr Houston, Texas
Joanna McFarland Oklahoma F 6-2 Sr Derby, Kan.
Tiffany Bias+ Oklahoma State G 5-6 Jr Andover, Kan.
Casey Morris Texas Tech G 5-9 Sr Fairfield, Calif.
Monique Smalls Texas Tech G 5-6 Sr The Woodlands, Texas
 
All-Big 12 Honorable Mention
Jordan Madden (Baylor), Kimetria Hayden (Baylor), Brooklyn Pope (Baylor), Nikki Moody (Iowa State), Nneka Enempkali (Texas), Chassidy Fussell (Texas), Imani McGee-Stafford (Texas), Nicole Griffin (Oklahoma), Morgan Hook (Oklahoma), Liz Donohoe (Oklahoma State), Zahna Medley (TCU), Ayana Dunning (West Virginia)
 
Big 12 All-Defensive Team
Player School Pos Ht Cl Hometown
Brittney Griner** Baylor C 6-8 Sr Houston, Texas
Odyssey Sims** Baylor G 5-8 Jr Irving, Texas
Imani McGee-Stafford Texas C 6-7 Fr Los Angeles, Calif.
Monique Smalls Texas Tech G 5-6 Sr The Woodlands, Texas
Jess Harlee West Virginia F 6-1 Jr Bel Air, Md.
 
Big 12 All-Freshman Team
Player School Pos Ht Cl Hometown
Alexis Prince Baylor G 6-1 Fr Orlando, Fla.
Brittney Martin** Oklahoma State G 6-0 Fr Syracuse, Utah
Imani McGee-Stafford** Texas C 6-7 Fr Los Angeles, Calif.
Zahna Medley** TCU G 5-6 Fr Springfield, Ill.
Bria Holmes West Virginia G 6-1 Fr New Haven, Conn.
 
** Unanimous First Team Selection
~ 2011-12 All-Big 12 First Team Selection
+ 2011-12 All Big 12 Second Team Selection
! 2010-11 All-Big 12 First Team Selection
% 2010-11 All-Big 12 Second Team Selection
^ 2009-10 All-Big 12 First Team Selection

 

 


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