Big 12 announces 2015-16 preseason honors

The Big 12 Conference announced its Preseason All-Big 12 Team as well as honors for preseason player, newcomer and freshman of the year for the 2015-16 women’s basketball season. The awards are chosen by head coaches, who are not allowed to vote for their own student-athletes.

Preseason Player of the Year
Nina Davis, Baylor, F, 5-11, Jr, Memphis, Tenn.

Preseason Newcomer of the Year
Alexis Jones, Baylor, G, 5-9, Jr, Irving, Texas

Preseason Freshman of the Year
Lashann Higgs, Texas, G, 5-9, Fr, Round Rock, Texas

Preseason All-Big 12 Team

Name School Pos Ht Cl-Exp PPG RPG Hometown
Nina Davis Baylor F 5-11 Jr-2L 21.1 8.3 Memphis, Tenn.
Niya Johnson Baylor G 5-8 Sr-3L 7.3 5.0 Gainesville, Fla.
Gabbi Ortiz Oklahoma G 5-9 So-1L 8.2 3.7 Racine, Wis.
Brittney Martin Oklahoma State G 6-0 Sr-3L 13.4 8.8 Syracuse, Utah
Zahna Medley TCU G 5-6 Sr-3L 15.6 2.6 Springfield, Ill.
Bria Holmes West Virginia G 6-1 Sr-3L 18.8 4.4 New Haven, Conn.

Honorable Mention (listed alphabetically by school)
Alexis Jones (Baylor), Breanna Lewis (K-State), Gioya Carter (Oklahoma), Peyton Little (Oklahoma), Kaylon Williams (Oklahoma), Veja Hamilton (TCU), Ariel Atkins (Texas), Imani Boyette (Texas), Kelsey Lang (Texas).

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