Nina Davis earned Associated Press Preseason All-American recognition for the second consecutive season. The 5-11 senior forward is one of four Lady Bears named to the AP’s elite preseason squad, including Sophia Young (2005-06), three-time honoree Brittney Griner (2010-11, 2011-12, 2012-13) and two-time honoree Odyssey Sims (2012-13, 2013-14).
"Nina is certainly deserving of this recognition,” head Baylor women’s basketball coach Kim Mulkey said. “She has had a remarkable career and is deserving of any award that comes her way.”
Davis, a two-time consensus All-American, led the program in scoring as a junior, averaging 16.3 points per game, and shared the rebounding award with post Beatrice Mompremier, averaging 6.1 boards per contest. The Memphis, Tennessee, native was picked 2017 Preseason Big 12 Player of the Year and named to the Preseason All-Big 12 first team.
The Memphis, Tennessee, native is a three-time All-Big 12 first team selection and has also been named to the Big 12 Championship All-Tournament Team in three consecutive seasons. In 2015 and 2016, she was a finalist for the Wade Trophy and Wooden Award and named to the All-Tournament Team for NCAA Regional play.
Davis, one of four senior captains, has guided the Lady Bears to three-straight Big 12 Conference regular season and tournament championships, in addition to three trips to the NCAA Championship Elite Eight. She has been recognized as Big 12 Player of the Week on seven occasions, five times as a sophomore and twice as a junior, and Big 12 Freshman of the Week seven times en route to 2014 Big 12 Freshman of the Year distinction.
Baylor hosts Langston in its second of two exhibition games inside the Ferrell Center on Monday, Nov. 7 at 7 p.m. (CT), before opening the regular season at home against Houston Baptist on Friday, Nov. 11 at 3:30 p.m. The opener is a doubleheader with Baylor men’s basketball, which tips off against Oral Roberts at 6 p.m.