Wilson tabbed Big 12 Offensive Player of the Week
DALLAS -- After tallying the game-winning goals in a pair of 1-0 overtime victories last weekend, University of Texas senior forward Kelly Wilson (Odessa, Texas) was selected as the Big 12 Offensive Player of the Week on Tuesday, Oct. 26 by the the league office. While the weekly honor is her first of the season and the third of her career, it is also the fifth weekly conference accolade awarded to a Longhorns player in 2004.
After scoring the game-winning goal in the first overtime period against Iowa State on Oct. 22 to lift the Horns to a 1-0 victory, Wilson duplicated the feat two days later on Oct. 24 by netting the winning score with just less than two minutes remaining in the second overtime against No. 6 Kansas to propel the Longhorns to a 1-0 victory over the Jayhawks. The shutout wins not only gave Texas three consecutive shutouts, but also extended the club's school record home winning streak to 10 games.
In conjunction with her four-point effort over the weekend, Wilson currently leads the Longhorns and ranks among the top three players in the conference in every offensive category with 69 shots, 11 goals, 11 assists, 33 points and four game-winning scores. Additionally, Wilson, who is the Horns' career leader in assists (38) and points (116), is now tied for the UT career record for game-winning goals (11) and has already set senior school marks for goals, assists, points and game-winning scores. She is also within one game-winner of tying the UT single-season mark in that category.
Prior to heading to the 2004 Big 12 Tournament in San Antonio, Texas, next week (Nov. 3, 5 & 7), the No. 21 Longhorns wrap up the regular season with a 7 p.m. Central match at SMU on Wednesday, Oct. 27.