Texas junior shooting guard Brooke McCarty has been selected to the Preseason All-Big 12 Team, and conference announced Wednesday.
McCarty was the team’s leading scorer last season, averaging 11.8 points per game. A starter in 35 of the team’s 36 games, she also led the team in three-pointers made (67) and three-point percentage (.414).
Texas forward Ariel Atkins is on the honorable mention list.
The awards are chosen by head coaches, who are not allowed to vote for their own student-athletes.
Baylor forward Nina Davis has been named Preseason Player of the Year for the second consecutive year while her teammate Lauren Cox was honored as Preseason Freshman of the Year. West Virginia’s Kristina King is the Preseason Newcomer of the Year.
Joining Davis on the Preseason All-Big 12 Team are Baylor’s Alexis Jones Iowa State’s Seanna Johnson, Kansas Statee’s Breanna Lewis and McCarty (Texas). All five honorees were also named to last season’s All-Big 12 First Team at the conclusion of the regular season.
Davis has been an All-Big 12 First Team selection the past three years and was the 2015 Big 12 Player of the Year.
The Big 12 Women’s Basketball Preseason Poll will be announced on Oct. 12.
2016-17 Big 12 Women’s Basketball Preseason awards
Preseason Player of the Year
Nina Davis, Baylor, F, 5-11, Sr, Memphis, Tenn.
Preseason Newcomer of the Year
Kristina King, West Virginia, F, 6-3, Jr, Mebane, N.C.
Preseason Freshman of the Year
Lauren Cox, Baylor, F, 6-4, Flower Mound, Texas
Preseason All-Big 12 Team
Name School Pos
Nina Davis Baylor F
Seanna Johnson Iowa State F
Breanna Lewis Kansas State F
Brooke McCarty Texas G
Alexis Jones Baylor G
Kalani Brown (Baylor), Peyton Little (Oklahoma), Vionise Pierre-Louis (Oklahoma), Kaylee Jensen (Oklahoma State), Ariel Atkins (Texas), Tynice Martin (West Virginia) and Lanay Montgomery (West Virginia).