Moore, Hooper Earn Big 12 Honors
Kansas City, Mo. - Sophomore Lindsey Moore earned honorable-mention All-Big 12 accolades, and Jordan Hooper was named to the Big 12 All-Freshman Team when the league announced its women's basketball postseason awards on Monday.
Moore, a 5-9 point guard from Covington, Wash., led the Huskers with 17.0 points and 5.9 assists per game in Big 12 games this season. The two-year starter ranked 10th in the league in scoring in conference games, while ranking among the top three players in the conference in assists. For the season, Moore is averaging 14.1 points and 5.8 assists per game.
In the last four regular-season games, Moore averaged 23.0 points, 4.7 rebounds and 8.0 assists per game for Nebraska, developing into one of the league's top all-around players. She produced double figures in 12 straight games to end the regular season, averaging 18.7 points during the stretch. She scored 20 or more points five times in league play, including a career-high 33 points at Kansas on Feb. 26. She also poured in a then-career-high 27 points in NU's last meeting with Iowa State, the Huskers' first-round Big 12 Tournament opponent on Tuesday at Municipal Auditorium.
The award marked the second conference honor of Moore's career, after she earned a spot on the Big 12 All-Freshman Team by averaging 6.0 points and 4.5 assists per game, while leading Nebraska to the 2010 Big 12 regular-season title with a 29-0 record that included a perfect 16-0 mark in league play.
Hooper claimed Big 12 All-Freshman honors of her own on Monday after averaging a team-high 14.6 points and 6.6 rebounds per game. The 6-2 forward from Alliance, Neb., led all Big 12 freshmen in rebounding and ranked second among all league rookies with 64 three-pointers on the season - a total that shattered the previous NU freshman record of 46 set by Anna DeForge in 1994-95.
Hooper's 438 points this season are the third-highest total ever by an NU freshman, trailing only the 461 points scored by Deb Powell in 1981-82, and 449 points scored by Kathy Hagerstrom in 1979-80.
Hooper's 198 rebounds trail only Hagerstrom's 277, Powell's 229 and Angie Miller's 199 in 1983-84.
Hooper joins Moore and 2010 All-American and Big 12 Conference Player-of-the-Year Kelsey Griffin as Huskers who have earned spots on the Big 12 All-Freshman Team since 2005-06.
2010-11 Phillips 66 All-Big 12 Awards
Coach of the Year: Kim Mulkey, Baylor
Player of the Year: Brittney Griner, Baylor
Newcomer of the Year: Destiny Williams, Baylor
Freshman of the Year: Odyssey Sims, Baylor
Defensive Player of the Year: Brittney Griner, Baylor
Sixth Man Award: Maryann Baker, Texas A&M and Chynna Brown, Texas Tech
All-Big 12 First Team (all honors listed alphabetical by school)
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.
All-Big 12 Second Team
Jalana Childs - Kansas State - F - 6-2 - Jr. - Orlando, Fla.
RaeShara Brown - Missouri - G - 5-8 - Sr. - Little Rock, Ark.
Toni Young - Oklahoma State - G/F - 6-2 - So. - Del City, Okla.
Chassidy Fussell - Texas - G - 5-10 - Fr. - Troy, Tenn.
Kierra Mallard - Texas Tech - C - 6-3 - Jr. - Dallas, Texas
All-Big 12 Honorable Mention
Lindsey Moore (Nebraska), Aaryn Ellenberg (Oklahoma), Ashleigh Fontenette and Kathleen Nash (Texas), Sydney Carter and Sydney Colson (Texas A&M), Casey Morris (Texas Tech) and Teena Wickett (Texas Tech).
Big 12 All-Defensive Team
Brittney Griner** - Baylor - C - 6-8 - So. - Houston, Texas
Chelsea Poppens - Iowa State - F - 6-2 - So. - Aplington, Iowa
Danielle Robinson - Oklahoma - G - 5-9 - Sr. - San Jose, Calif.
Sydney Carter - Texas A&M - G - 5-6 - Jr. - DeSoto, Texas
Monique Smalls - Texas Tech - G - 5-6 - So. - The Woodlands, Texas
Big 12 All-Freshman Team
Odyssey Sims** - Baylor - G - 5-8 - Irving, Texas
Hallie Christofferson - Iowa State - F - 6-3 - Hamlin, Iowa
Jordan Hooper - Nebraska - F - 6-2 - Alliance, Neb.
Aaryn Ellenberg** - Oklahoma - G - 5-7 - Las Vegas, Nev.
Chassidy Fussell** - Texas - G - 5-10 - Troy, Tenn.
** Unanimous Selections
^ 2009-10 All-Big 12 First Team Selection
# 2008-09 All-Big 12 First Team Selection
+ 2009-10 All-Big 12 Second Team Selection
$ 2008-09 All-Big 12 Second Team Selection