Fussell named Preseason All-Big 12 Honorable Mention
Oct. 3, 2012
IRVING, Texas -- University of Texas junior guard Chassidy Fussell has been named Preseason All-Big 12 Honorable Mention, theconference announced Wednesday.
Following her 2011-12 campaign, Fussell was an All-Big 12 First Team selection, the first Longhorn to earn First Team accolades since2007. The four-time Big 12 Player of the Week honoree ranked second in the conference in Big 12 play last season in points (307, 17.1 per game), third in 3-point field goals made (46, 2.6 per game) and led the Big 12 in free throw percentage (.907, 49-of-54). Fussell's season free throw percentage (.905, 86-of-95) also ranked second nationally, and she sank her final 24 attempts of the season.
Fussell, who earned preseason First Team conferencehonors as a sophomore, was the Longhorns' season leader in points (520, 16.3 per game), 3-point percentage (.378), free throw percentage and minutes (1,080, 33.8 per game). She recorded two 30-plus point scoring efforts and topped the 20-point mark 12 times on her way to becoming the 38th player in Texas history to reach the 1,000 career-points mark.
Baylor`s Brittney Griner earned her third-straight Preseason Big 12 Player of the Year honor and is joined on the First Team by teammate Odyssey Sims. Chelsea Poppens (Iowa State), Angel Goodrich (Kansas) and Aaryn Ellenberg (Oklahoma) rounded out First Team selections.
Texas will kick off the 2012-13 regular season on Friday, Nov. 9 against St. John's at the WBI Tip Off Classic in Daytona Beach, Fla. UT will host Incarnate Word in an exhibition contest prior to the season opener at the Erwin Center on Tuesday, Oct. 30 at 7 p.m.
2012-13 Big 12 Conference Women's Basketball Preseason Awards
Preseason All-Big 12 Team
Preseason Honorable Mention
Destiny Williams, Baylor
Carolyn Davis, Kansas
Brittany Chambers, Kansas State
Whitney Hand, Oklahoma
Chassidy Fussell, Texas
Asya Bussie, West Virginia
Preseason Player of the Year
Preseason Newcomer of the Year
Preseason Freshman of the Year