IRVING (AP) – Texas’ Karen Aston has been named the Big 12 women’s basketball coach of the year, and Longhorns junior guard Brooke McCarty the player of the year.READ MORE: Mesquite Police Identify Officer Killed In Shooting, Vigil To Be Held Sunday
The Big 12 awards, voted on by the 10 head coaches, were announced Wednesday.
Brianna Taylor was named the defensive player of the year and Joyner Holmes tabbed the top freshman, giving Texas four of the individual award winners.READ MORE: 1 Killed, 3 Injured In Arlington Car Accident
Kansas junior guard Jessica Washington was named newcomer of the year and Baylor freshman Lauren Cox got the sixth man award.
Texas was 15-3 in conference play, matching its school record for Big 12 wins. The Longhorns had a 19-game overall winning streak, and handed conference champion Baylor its only Big 12MORE NEWS: No. 3 Cincinnati Claims AAC Crown, Possible Playoff Spot
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