OU women's basketball: Two Sooners earn preseason All-Big 12 honors
Two OU women’s basketball players received preseason conference accolades, the Big 12 announced Wednesday.
Junior guard Aaryn Ellenberg was named to the preseason All-Big 12 team while senior guard Whitney Hand received Honorable Mention honors.
The teams were determined by the coaches of the league, and coaches weren’t allowed to vote for members of their own teams.
Ellenberg led the Sooners in scoring in 2011 with 15.5 points per game. Hand, the team captain, was second on the team in scoring with 13.3 points per game and led the team in rebounds, pulling down 7.1 boards per game.
Ellenberg is joined on the preseason All-Big 12 team by Baylor senior center Brittney Griner and junior guard Odyssey Sims, Iowa State senior forward Chelsea Poppens and Kansas senior guard Angel Goodrich.
Hand is one of six honorable mentions. Alongside her are Baylor senior forward Destiny Williams, Kansas senior forward Carolyn Davis, Kansas State senior guard Brittany Chambers, Texas junior guard Chassidy Fussell and West Virginia senior center Asya Bussie.
Both Hand and Ellenberg were honorable mentions before last season and ended the year as First Team All-Big 12 members.
The Sooners begin the 2012-13 season when they host an exhibition game against Oklahoma Christian at 7 p.m. Nov. 1 Lloyd Noble Center.