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2 Lady Bears Earn WBCA All-Region Accolades

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Baylor women’s basketball sophomore Kalani Brown and senior Nina Davis were named All-Region 3 nominees for 2017 WBCA NCAA Division I Coaches All-America team on Thursday evening. The selection committee will select 10 players from the All-Region list of 52 to receive 2017 WBCA All-America recognition.

Davis is a four-time All-Region selection in her career and two-time WBCA All-American, while Brown earns her first career All-Region honor.

Davis, a native of Memphis, Tenn., is averaging 12.6 points and 5.7 rebounds for the Lady Bears through 35 games. She is the only player in conference history to be named to the Big 12 All-Tournament team all four years, after averaging a team-high 19.0 points and 8.7 rebounds in the three-game stretch. In NCAA Tournament games this season, Davis is tied for the team lead with 14.5 points per game, while averaging 7.0 rebounds per contest in 20 minutes per game.

On the season, Davis has scored in double figures 24 times including each of the last five games entering the Oklahoma City Regional. At Baylor, the 5-11 forward ranks second in career field goal percentage (.571), starts (142) and free throw attempts (792), third in free throws made (547), fourth in rebounding (1,064) and field goals made (922), fifth in scoring (2,394), sixth in field goal attempts (1,615) and tied for seventh in double-doubles (31).

Davis, a two-time consensus All-American, is a three-time All-Big 12 first team selection and a one-time All-Big 12 second team pick. She was named Big 12 Player of the Week once this year. Davis is one of six Lady Bears all-time to net 2,000 points, one of six to register 1,000 rebounds and one of five to tally 2,000 points and 1,000 rebounds in her career.

Brown has compiled a team-high 10 double-doubles through 35 games this season. She leads Baylor in scoring (15.1 per game), field goal percentage (.676), rebounding (8.1 per game) and blocked shots (1.9 per game) appearing 24 times as a starter and 11 times off the bench. The Slidell, La., native has registered seven 20-point performances this season, including a 35-point effort in which she scored half of Baylor’s total points to guide her team to a win on the road at Texas.

Brown, who is currently third nationally in field goal percentage, owns the career field goal percentage record at Baylor (.645). Through 35 games, she is fourth on the sophomore blocks list with 65 stuffs, sixth on her class’ rebounding list with 284 and eighth on the sophomore list in scoring with 530 points.

Brown was a unanimous All-Big 12 first team selection and named to the Big 12 All-Defensive team after averaging 16.0 points, 7.8 rebounds and 2.0 blocks per contest in league play. She was named Big 12 Player of the Week three times this season.

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