Kansas’ Zakiyah Franklin (player) and Iowa State’s Denae Fritz (freshman) captured Big 12 women’s basketball weekly honors. It is both players’ first career weekly honor.
Franklin scored 26 points, making nine of her 14 attempts from the field and three of her five 3-pointers in the Jayhawks’ 81-62 win over Tulsa. Her 26 points matched a career-high, and helped Kansas to its fourth 10-0 start to the season in program history. The Lakeland, Florida native added five rebounds, two assists and two steals to her totals in the game. She is the first Kansas player bestowed with Player of the Week honors since November 2019.
Fritz made all three 3-pointers she attempted, scoring 13 points in No. 14 Iowa State’s 74-62 win over then-No. 25 Villanova. Her 13 points were a career-best, and her 31 minutes played match the most by a Big 12 freshman against a top-25 team this season. The Maryville, Tennessee native added two rebounds to become the third different Iowa State player to earn a weekly award this season.
Big 12 Women’s Basketball Players of the Week
Nov. 14: Gabby Gregory, Kansas State
Nov. 21: Ashley Joens, Iowa State
Nov. 28: Stephanie Soares, Iowa State
Dec. 5: Taylen Collins, Oklahoma State
Dec. 12: DeYona Gaston, Texas
Dec. 19: Zakiyah Franklin, Kansas
Nov. 14: Bella Fontleroy, Baylor
Nov. 21: Bailey Maupin, Texas Tech
Nov. 28: Jasmine Shavers, Texas Tech
Dec. 5: Bella Fontleroy, Baylor
Dec. 12: Darianna Littlepage-Buggs, Baylor
Dec. 19: Denae Fritz, Iowa State