Campbell, Ellenberg and Hand honored by Big 12 coaches.
March 5, 2012
NORMAN, Okla. -- Three Sooners earned recognition as the Big 12 Women's Basketball Awards were announced Monday.
Sophomore Aaryn Ellenberg and redshirt-junior Whitney Hand were named to the All-Big 12 First Team and freshman Sharane Campbell was the recipient of the Big 12's Sixth Man Award and member of the All-Big 12 Freshman Team.
The honors were voted on by the league's head coaches who are not allowed to vote for their own players.
Ellenberg averaged 15.6 points and shot 38 percent from 3-point range. Hand scored 13.0 points per game and averaged a team-high 7.0 rebounds.
Ellenberg and Hand are, coincidentally, the 26th and 27th Sooners to be named to the All-Big 12 First Team. The duo also became Oklahoma's 26th and 27th players, Hand, then Ellenberg, respectively, to reach 1,000 career points, becoming just the fourth pair of Sooner teammates to do so in the same season. Ellenberg was just OU's third sophomore to reach the milestone.
Campbell joins Nyeshia Stevenson in 2009 as Oklahoma's second Sixth Man Award winner. The Star Spencer product was Oklahoma's fourth-leading scorer, contributing 8.7 points per game while coming off the bench in 28 of 30 contests.
Campbell was honored four times this season as the conference's freshman of the week.
Oklahoma, the No. 2 seed, begins play in the Big 12 Championship Thursday, March 8, at 5 p.m. against the winner of a first-round game between 7-seed Oklahoma State and 10-seed Missouri.