Baylor swept the Big 12 Weekly honors today. Both senior center Britney Griner and freshman guard Alexis Prince brought home awards.
Griner extended her record for career women’s basketball weekly honors to 22 when she was named one of the Phillips 66 Big 12 Women’s Basketball Co-Players of the Week. She averaged a double-double in both of Baylor’s conference games last week, and hit .615 from the field while adding four blocks and four assists. Griner extended her NCAA record with her ninth dunk during Baylor’s conference opener at TCU. She led all scorers and rebounders in that game with 24 points and 12 rebounds while shooting .733 from the floor.
“Anytime we can win an individual award again, that’s great, but those kids have won so many awards in their lives. Each game they’re trying to get back to a championship game,” Baylor head coach Kim Mulkey said.
Prince picked up the other award for Baylor being named the Phillips 66 Big 12 Freshman of the Week. Prince brings home her first Freshman of the Week honor after averaging seven points, three rebounds and two steals off the bench in Baylor’s two victories over TCU and No. 13 Oklahoma State. She was 5-11 from the floor and 3-4 from the free thrown line. Prince made the record books by recording a team-leading and career-high three blocked shots against Oklahoma State.
“She’s a great threat offensively. She can knock down a shot and she can also alter shots from the perimeter,” Baylor senior forward Destiny Williams said. “She’s just long, so even if you’re quicker than her, she can try to stay with you, and offensively she can knock down the three, have a nice pull-up game, and she runs the floor.”