Jan. 10, 2011
IRVING, Texas -- Oklahoma's Aaryn Ellenberg has been voted the Phillips 66 Big 12 Women’s Basketball Freshman of the Week, the conference office announced Monday.
Ellenberg totaled a game-high 19 points and team-leading six rebounds in Oklahoma’s 70-50 win at Nebraska last Saturday. It is the second such honor this season for the Las Vegas native.
With a 14-11 lead in the first half, Ellenberg scored 12 of OU’s next 15 points, including 10 straight, in a five-minute span to push the lead to 29-18. The rookie guard then spurred a 13-0 scoring run in the second half with a jumper in the paint, assist on a Morgan Hook 3-pointer and two consecutive defensive rebounds.
Ellenberg also had a career-high three steals as part of a defensive effort that held Nebraska to season lows in scoring and field goal percentage.
The Sooner leads Big 12 freshmen and is sixth overall in the Conference with 16.5 points a game. She is also third among the league’s players in free throw percentage (.895) and in 3-point field goal percentage (.464).
Missouri’s RaeShara Brown was the Big 12 Player of the Week for scoring a career-high 27 points in an overtime win against Texas.
Oklahoma hosts Kansas State at the Lloyd Noble Center in Norman, Okla., Wednesday, Jan. 12 at 7 p.m.