Jackie Patterson Named Big 12 Preseason Newcomer of the Year
Texas Tech women’s basketball junior transfer forward Jackie Patterson was named the Big 12 Conference 2012-13 Preseason Newcomer of the Year on Wednesday.
"This is a great honor for Jackie and our program in the preseason," Tech head coach Kristy Curry said. "I think she realizes she has a lot of hard work ahead and this award come March will mean the most."
Patterson is only the second player in Texas Tech history to be chosen for the preseason award, joining Dominic Seals (2007) and Patrice Edwards (2004).
She averaged 16.1 points, 8.3 rebounds and 2.3 assists in her two-year career at Hutchinson Community College. Patterson was a two-time NJCAA All-American and led the No. 2 Lady Dragons to a school-best 36-1 record and an appearance in the NJCAA national championship game last season.
2012-13 BIG 12 CONFERENCE WOMEN'S BASKETBALL PRESEASON AWARDS
(Coaches not allowed to vote for own players)
Preseason Player of the Year
Brittney Griner, Baylor, C, 6-8, Sr., Houston, Texas/Nimitz
Preseason Newcomer of the Year
Jackie Patterson, Texas Tech, F, 6-1, Jr, Frisco, Texas/Hutchinson Community College
Preseason Freshman of the Year
Alexis Prince, Baylor, G, 6-1, Fr, Orlando, Fla./Edgewater High School
Preseason All-Big 12 Team
Name School Pos Ht Cl-Exp PPG RPG Hometown/Previous School
Brittney Griner Baylor C 6-8 Sr-3L 23.0 9.5 Houston, Texas/Nimitz
Odyssey Sims Baylor G 5-8 Jr-2L 14.9 3.0 Irving, Texas/MacArthur
Chelsea Poppens Iowa State F 6-2 Sr-3L 14.2 10.6 Aplington, Iowa/Parkersburg
Angel Goodrich Kansas G 5-4 Sr-3L 14.0 4.1 Tahlequah, Okla./Sequoyah
Aaryn Ellenberg Oklahoma G 5-7 Jr-2L 15.5 3.5 Las Vegas, Nev./Bishop Gorman
(listed alphabetically by school)
Destiny Williams (Baylor), Carolyn Davis (Kansas), Brittany Chambers (K-State), Whitney Hand (Oklahoma), Chassidy Fussell (Texas), Asya Bussie (West Virginia)