Big 12 Women's Basketball Post Season Awards announced

OU's dynamic freshman guard, Aaryn "Vegas" Ellenberg, gets robbed by the Big Whatever conference in their post season awards.

We knew the men wouldn't be featured much if at all when the men's awards were announced yesterday, but the OU women figured to garner at least one award.  However, somewhat expectantly the conference proved incredibly predictable by robbing OU's Aaryn Ellenberg of the Freshman of the Year Award.  The league instead chose to simply look at team performance for an individual award and gave the honor to Baylor's Odyssey Sims.  Look Sims is a good player on a better team than OU, but there is no way she had a better season than Ellenberg.  Sure she can toss the ball into a 6'8" player who has a ridiculous height advantage and draws triple teams leaving a guard like Sims wide open to shot practice type wide open 3's, wow that sure is tough. 

Yeah I'm bitter and yeah I'm sure there are at least some people out there saying "It's just women's basketball, who cares" but I'll always be angry about an OU player being robbed of an award they deserved.  So the league pretty much took the "DUH" approach to all the women's awards and just gave Baylor everything.  Evidence of such is below.

 

Defensive Player of the Year: Brittney Griner, Baylor
Newcomer Player of the Year: Destiny Williams, Baylor
Coach of the Year: Kim Mulkey, Baylor
Sixth Man Award: Maryann Baker, Texas A&M and Chynna Brown, Texas Tech
All-Freshman Team See Below
Freshman of the Year: Odyssey Sims, Baylor

ALL-BIG 12 FIRST TEAM
Player School Pos Ht Cl Hometown
Brittney Griner**^ Baylor C 6-8 So Houston, Texas
Melissa Jones Baylor G 5-10 Sr Thornton, Colo.
Odyssey Sims Baylor G 5-8 Fr Irving, Texas
Brittany Spears$ Colorado F 6-1 Sr Pasadena, Calif.
Kelsey Bolte** Iowa State G 6-1 Sr Ida Grove, Iowa
Carolyn Davis Kansas F 6-3 So Houston, Texas
Brittany Chambers** Kansas State G 5-8 So Jordan, Minn.
Danielle Robinson**^# Oklahoma G 5-9 Sr San Jose, Calif.
Danielle Adams**+ Texas A&M F/C 6-1 Sr Kansas City, Mo.
Tyra White Texas A&M G 6-0 Jr Kansas City, Mo.


BIG 12 ALL-FRESHMAN TEAM
Player School Pos Ht Cl Hometown
Odyssey Sims** Baylor G 5-8 Fr Irving, Texas
Hallie Christofferson Iowa State F 6-3 Fr Hamlin, Iowa
Jordan Hooper Nebraska F 6-2 Fr Alliance, Neb.
Aaryn Ellenberg** Oklahoma G 5-7 Fr Las Vegas, Nev.
Chassidy Fussell** Texas G 5-10 Fr Troy, Tenn.


All honors listed alphabetical by school

** Unanimous Selections

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