Feb. 10, 2003

Norman, Okla. - After scoring a career-high 28 points in Oklahoma's 87-71 thrashing of Oklahoma State Sunday, OU's Theresa Schuknecht was named the Big 12 women's basketball newcomer of the week. The 6-3 center scored 21 of her game-high 28 points in the second half by connecting on 10-of-17 shots from the field (58.8%) and 8-of-9 free throws (88.9%). She also had a team-high seven rebounds in 25 minutes of action against the Cowgirls.

For the week, Schuknecht averaged 20.0 points and six rebounds per game while shooting 48.0 percent from the field (12-of-25) and 88.9 percent from the foul line (16-of-18). She also had two assists, one steal and one blocked shot over the two-game span. She came off the bench and played an average of 23.5 minutes a contest.

Earlier in the week, the Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada, native had 12 points, five rebounds and hit 8-of-9 free throws against Texas A&M. Schuknecht also had one assist, one steal and one blocked shot in 22 minutes of play. OU lost to the Aggies, 69-61.

Oklahoma has claimed three Big 12 newcomer of the week honors and one player of the week selection this season. Kansas State's Nicole Ohlde was selected this week's Big 12 player of the week, as voted upon by a media panel and released by the conference office announced Monday.

Big 12 Player of the Week
Nov. 25 - Kendra Wecker, Kansas State
Dec. 2 - Nicole Ohlde, Kansas State
Dec. 9 - Jia Perkins, Texas Tech
Dec. 16 - Alexa Johnson, Nebraska
Dec. 30 - Lindsey Wilson, Iowa State
Jan. 6 - Plenette Pierson, Texas Tech
Jan. 13 - Kendra Wecker, Kansas State
Jan. 20 - Stacy Stephens, Texas
Jan. 26 - Dionnah Jackson, Oklahoma
Feb. 3 - Lindsey Wilson, Iowa State
Feb.10 - Nicole Ohlde, Kansas State

Big 12 Rookie of the Week
Nov. 25 - Erin Grant, Texas Tech
Dec. 2 - Maria Villarroel, Oklahoma
Dec. 9 - Aquanita Burras, Kansas
Dec. 16 - Anne O'Neil, Iowa State
Dec. 30 - Sophia Young, Baylor
Jan. 6 - Erin Grant, Texas Tech
Jan. 13 - LaToya Davis, Texas Tech
Jan. 20 - Erin Grant, Texas Tech
Jan. 26 - Laura Andrews, Oklahoma
Feb. 3 - Anne O'Neil, Iowa State
Feb. 10 - Theresa Schuknecht, Oklahoma