Texas guard Sug Sutton was named to the All-Big 12 Team after her first season as UT's starting point guard. [NICK WAGNER/AMERICAN-STATESMAN]

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Texas junior Sug Sutton named to All-Big 12 basketball team

Point guard leads Longhorns in scoring, assists, steals

Posted March 6th, 2019

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  • Iowa State forward Bridget Carleton is conference Player of the Year
  • Danni Williams, Joyner Holmes on honorable mention list

Point guard Sug Sutton has been named to the All-Big 12 women’s basketball first team, the conference announced Wednesday.

Sutton is the leader in several categories for Texas, including scoring (12.8 points per game), assists (5.3) and steals (38 in 30 games).

Also, Texas senior Danni Williams and junior Joyner Holmes are on the Big 12’s honorable mention list.

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Iowa State senior guard Bridget Carleton was named the league’s Most Valuable Player. She led the Big 12 in conference scoring with 24.6 points per game. She also contributed 8.8 rebounds, 4.3 assists, 2.2 steals and 1.2 blocks per game in league competition. The Cyclones finished in second place in the Big 12 with a 13-5 record.

Baylor junior forward Lauren Cox repeated as Defensive Player of the Year after winning the award last season. She led the league with 72 blocked shots through 29 games played.

Joining Sutton, Carleton and Cox on the All-Big 12 first team are Baylor center Kalani Brown, Kansas State’s Kayla Goth and Peyton Williams, West Virginia’s Tynice Martin and Naomi Davenport, Oklahoma State’s Vivian Gray and TCU’s Jordan Moore. Moore, a senior post, is a graduate of Stony Point High School.

Baylor’s Kim Mulkey, in her 19th season, was named Coach of the Year. OSU’s Gray was named Newcomer of the Year, Texas Tech’s Chrislyn Carr is the Freshman of the Year and Kari Niblack of West Virginia won the Sixth Man Award.

 

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