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Baylor’s NaLyssa Smith is Big 12 Women’s Player of the Week

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Baylor’s NaLyssa Smith is the Big 12 Women’s Basketball Player of the Week for the second straight week as Baylor claimed the Big 12 regular-season title.

In addition, Kansas State guard Serena Sundell was named the Big 12 Women’s Freshman of the Week for the second straight week.

This is Smith’s fourth Big 12 Player of the Week honor for the season, but the seventh of her career. This is Sundell’s fifth freshman of the week honor, passing Texas’ Rori Harmon for the most in the Big 12 this season.

 

Both players will be in action at this week’s Big 12 Tournament in Kansas City. Baylor will be the No. 1 seed while Kansas State will be the No. 6 seed.

Smith is also the Heartland College Sports Big 12 Player of the Year.

Smith led Baylor to two wins and their 12th straight Big 12 regular-season crown after an 0-2 start to league play. Against Iowa State, Smith became the first Division I player since 2013 to have 25 points and 20 rebounds in a top-10 matchup with a 28-point, 20-rebound performance against No. 8 Iowa State. She then had a career-high 35 points against Texas Tech on Sunday.

Sundell had another fine week, averaging 16.5 points, 5.5 assists and 5.0 rebounds. She played 49 minutes in K-State’s double-overtime game against West Virginia, scoring 15 points with seven assists and six rebounds. Sundell closed the year with four consecutive 15-point games.

Big 12 Women’s Basketball Players of the Week

Player of the Week

Nov. 15 – Ayoka Lee, K-State, C, Jr.

Nov. 22 – Ashley Joens, Iowa State, G/F, Sr.

Nov. 29 – NaLyssa Smith, Baylor, F, Sr.

Dec. 6 – Ana Llanusa, Oklahoma, G, Sr.

Dec. 13 – Lauren Heard, TCU, G, Gr.

Dec. 20 – Ayoka Lee, Kansas State, C, Jr.

Dec. 27 – Taylor Robertson, Oklahoma, G, Sr.

Jan. 3 – Ayoka Lee, K-State, C, Jr.

Jan. 10 – Emily Ryan, Iowa State, G, So.

Jan. 17 – Skylar Vann, Oklahoma, G/F, So.

Jan. 24 – Ayoka Lee, K-State, C, Jr.

Jan. 31 – Jordan Lewis, Baylor, G, Sr.

Feb. 7 – Madi Williams, Oklahoma, G, Sr.

Feb. 14 – NaLyssa Smith, Baylor, F, Sr.

Feb. 21 – Vivian Gray, Texas Tech, F, Sr.

Feb. 28 – NaLyssa Smith, Baylor, F, Sr.

March 7 – NaLyssa Smith, Baylor, F, Sr.

 

Freshman of the Week

Nov. 15 – Rori Harmon, Texas, G

Nov. 22 – Rhyle McKinney, Texas Tech, G

Nov. 29 – Serena Sundell, Kansas State, G

Dec. 6 – Brylee Glenn, Kansas State, G

Nov. 29 – Serena Sundell, Kansas State, G

Dec. 20 – Brylee Glenn, Kansas State, G

Dec. 27 – Rori Harmon, Texas, G

Jan. 3 – Kelbie Washington, Oklahoma, G

Jan. 10 – Serena Sundell, Kansas State, G

Jan. 17 – Rori Harmon, Texas, G

Jan. 24 – Jaelyn Glenn, Kansas State, G

Jan. 31 – Kelbie Washington, Oklahoma, G

Feb. 7 – Brylee Glenn, Kansas State, G

Feb. 14 – JJ Quinerly, West Virginia, G

Feb. 21 – Rori Harmon, Texas, G

Feb. 28 – Serena Sundell, Kansas State, G

March 7 – Serena Sundell, Kansas State, G

You can find Matthew Postins on Twitter @PostinsPostcard.

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