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Gardner and Romero Named Big 12 Womens Basketball Players of the Week

January 20, 2014

Chelsea Gardner (Kansas) and Leticia Romero (K-State) were selected for Phillips 66 Big 12 Women’s Basketball weekly honors, as chosen by a media panel. Each picked up her second award of the season.  

Phillips 66 Big 12 Player of the Week
Chelsea Gardner, Kansas, F, Jr, DeSoto, Texas
Chelsea Gardner recorded her fifth double-double of the season and 11th of her career after scoring 28 points and grabbing 13 rebounds in Kansas’ 76-60 win over No. 7 Baylor. Gardner’s 28 points were two shy of her career-high and her 13 rebounds were one away from her season-high. The junior forward recorded her team-high 28 points on a career-best 12 field goals made and 21 field goal attempts, besting her previous highs of 11 and 15 against Grambling State (11/28/13) and Central Michigan, respectively. Defensively, she blocked three shots to give her 95 for her career and move her into ninth all-time on the Kansas blocks list. Gardner also led KU with 11 points at Texas earlier in the week. She averaged a team-best 19.5 points last week and has scored in double figures in 15-of-18 games in 2013-14. 

Phillips 66 Big 12 Freshman of the Week
Leticia Romero, K-State, G, Las Palmas, Spain
Leticia Romero tallied a pair of 20-point efforts to help K-State register its first two wins in conference play last week, including its first victory over a ranked opponent this season. The Big 12’s top freshman scorer and passer registered 21 points on 8-of-9 shooting from the field and 5-of-6 from the foul line at Texas Tech. She also added four assists, two rebounds and a steal. The win by the Wildcats ended a 10-game road losing streak and a four-game conference losing skid. Romero followed with a career-high 27 points on 8-of-15 shooting and 8-of-10 from the foul line in a career-best 39 minutes of action to lead K-State to an 80-74 win over No. 13/11 Iowa State. She added six rebounds, five assists and a steal to her final stat line. Romero leads K-State in scoring (14.6), rebounds (5.9), assists (4.6) and steals (1.9).

Phillips 66 Big 12 Players of the Week
Nov. 11 – Hallie Christofferson, ISU, Sr
Nov. 18 – Aaryn Ellenberg, OU, Sr
Nov. 25 – Odyssey Sims, BU, Sr
Dec. 2 – Brittney Martin, OSU, So
Dec. 9 – Odyssey Sims, BU, Sr
Dec. 16 – Chelsea Gardner, KU, Jr
Dec. 23 – Tiffany Bias, OSU, Sr
Dec. 30 – Liz Donohoe, OSU, Jr
Jan. 6 – Odyssey Sims, BU, Sr
Jan. 13 – Odyssey Sims, BU, Sr
Jan. 20 – Chelsea Gardner, KU, Jr

Phillips 66 Big 12 Freshmen of the Week
Nov. 11 – Leticia Romero, K-State
Nov. 18 – Nina Davis, BU
Nov. 25 – Seanna Johnson, ISU
Dec. 2 – Seanna Johnson, ISU
Dec. 9 – Nina Davis, BU
Dec. 16 – Jadda Buckley, ISU
Dec. 23 – Nina Davis, BU
Dec. 30 – Jadda Buckley, ISU
Jan. 6 – Jadda Buckley, ISU
Jan. 13 – Seanna Johnson, ISU
Jan. 20 – Leticia Romero, K-State

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