Baylor point guard Odyssey Sims and quarterback Bryce Petty have been named 2013-14 Big 12 Conference Athletes of the Year, in an announcement by the league office.
Sims completed a stellar four-year career by leading the nation in points (1,504) as a senior and earning the coveted 2014 Wade Trophy, regarded as the Heisman Trophy of women’s basketball. She is just the second NCAA Division I women’s player to score over 1,000 points in a season.
Sims was a consensus first-team All-American for the third straight season, and was the No. 2 overall selection in the 2014 WNBA Draft by the Tulsa Shock.
Petty started all 13 games during a record-setting junior season in which he led Baylor to the 2013 Big 12 championship and its first BCS bowl game. He was named All-American by Athlon (second team) and SI.com (honorable mention) while being awarded Big 12 Offensive Player of the Year.