Larryn Brooks Earns All-Big Ten Honors
March 3, 2014
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - Indiana women's basketball freshman Larryn Brooks earned Second Team All-Big Ten recognition by both the conference coaches and media voters as announced by the conference on March 3. She was also named to the Big Ten All-Freshman team as selected by the conference coaches only.
Brooks just completed one of the most prolific freshman regular seasons ever in the history of the Indiana women's basketball program. She led all Big Ten freshmen this year in scoring with 461 points (15.9 ppg), which also set a new Indiana freshman record for points scored. She also holds the IU freshman mark for most free throws made in a season with 113. Brooks ranks second among all-time Hoosier freshmen in 3-pointers made in a single season with 56 makes from beyond the arc and is currently tied for third in assists with 132.
"I am excited for Larryn that she has been recognized by the coaches and media for an outstanding freshman year," head coach Curt Miller said. "She is a dynamic player that has the ability to score in multiple ways. She has broken numerous freshman records at IU but would be the first to credit her teammates for her success. She has energized our fan base and will continue to be an important piece of our building process."
The Richmond, Ky., native has also set three single game Indiana freshmen records this year. The first came on Dec. 5 when Brooks tallied 37 points against Virginia Tech, which surpassed a program freshman record that stood for over 32 years. On Dec. 11 vs. Milwaukee, she hit seven 3-point field goals to set another Indiana freshman record and she has twice dished for 10 assists to set a new first-year mark as a Hoosier.
Brooks becomes Indiana's first Second Team All-Big Ten honoree since Jori Davis was named second team all-conference in 2011. Brooks is just the fifth freshman ever at IU to be named to the Big Ten All-Freshman team and the first since Whitney Thomas in 2006.
Brooks is part of an Indiana freshmen class which has accounted for 60.0 percent of IU's scoring output this season as her, Taylor Agler, Jenn Anderson, Alexis Gassion, Lyndsay Leikem and Karlee McBride have combined to score 1,239 points this season, more than any other freshman class in the Big Ten.
Indiana senior Simone Deloach also recognized by the conference as IU's Big Ten Sportsmanship Award winner.
The Hoosiers will begin Big Ten Tournament play on Thursday, March 6 against Michigan at 6:30 p.m. ET at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, Ind.
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