A pair of women’s basketball players from our state were named Preseason All-Big 12 by the league’s coaches on Wednesday.
Oklahoma State senior forward Natasha Mack and Oklahoma junior guard Taylor Robertson were two of the ten named to the team.
Mack was the Big 12 Newcomer of the Year last season and was named to the league’s all-defensive team.
Robertson made 131 three-pointers to lead the nation and set a school, Big 12, and Power 5 conference record for a single season.
OU forward Madi Williams and OU guard Ana Llanusa were named honorable mention.
Here is the complete list of the Big 12 preseason honors:
2020-21 Preseason All-Big 12 Awards
Preseason Player of the Year: NaLyssa Smith, Baylor, F, 6-2, Jr., Converse, Texas
Preseason Newcomer of the Year: DiJonai Carrington, Baylor, G, 5-11, Gr., San Diego, Calif.
Preseason Freshman of the Year: Sarah Andrews, Baylor, G, 5-6, Irving, Texas
Preseason All-Big 12 Team (honors listed alphabetical by school)
|Queen Egbo||Baylor||C||6-3||Jr.-2L||Houston, Texas|
|DiDi Richards||Baylor||G||6-1||Sr.-3L||Cypress, Texas|
|NaLyssa Smith*||Baylor||F||6-2||Jr.-2L||Converse, Texas|
|Ashley Joens*||Iowa State||G/F||6-0||Jr.-2L||Iowa City, Iowa|
|Ayoka Lee*||Kansas State||C||6-5||So.-1L||Byron, Minn.|
|Taylor Robertson||Oklahoma||G||5-7||Jr.-2L||McPherson, Kan.|
|Natasha Mack*||Oklahoma State||G||6-4||Sr.-1L||Lufkin, Texas|
|Lauren Heard*||TCU||G||5-9||Sr.-3L||Denton, Texas|
|Charli Collier*||Texas||F/C||6-5||Jr.-2L||Mont Belvieu, Texas|
|Vivan Gray||Texas Tech||G||6-1||Sr.-TR||Argyle, Texas|
All-Big 12 Honorable Mention
Kristin Scott (Iowa State), Zakiyah Franklin (Kansas), Holly Kersgieter (Kansas), Rachel Ranke (Kansas State), Ana Llanusa (Oklahoma), Madi Williams (Oklahoma), Celeste Taylor (Texas), Chrislyn Carr (Texas Tech), Kysre Gondrezick (West Virginia) and Kari Niblack (West Virginia).
** Unanimous Selection (coaches cannot vote for own players, unanimous denotes voted first team by other nine coaches)