On a day highlighted by the match up between Texas Tech and Duke it’s easy to miss news on other programs. However our very own Chrislyn Carr was named to the U.S. Basketball Writers Association National Freshman of the Week (USBWA) shortly after receiving her first Big 12 Freshman of the Week award. This marks the first time that a Lady Raider has received the USBWA and the sixth time anyone in the Big 12 has won it.
The lone freshman.— Lady Raider WBB (@LadyRaiderWBB) December 19, 2018
The starting point guard.
Chrislyn Carr continues to prove she's up for the challenge. pic.twitter.com/Z7Y4pXwf41
This decision comes off of a phenomenal performance against the Nevada Wolf Pack. In their 86-67 victory, Carr posted a career high 35 points in which 27 came from beyond the arch. The USBWA winner also broke a 24-year old school record for most 3-point attempts in a game with 21 attempts, and then tied a 14-year old record with nine 3-point shots made in a game. Her defensive efforts didn’t go unnoticed either after she constantly harassed Nevada’s lineup and managed to steal the ball six times on her own.
Chrislyn Carr is averaging over 19 points per game, and joined Junior Brittany Brewer as the only two Lady Raiders to score over 30 this season. Coach Stollings continuously talks positively about Carr’s work ethic and her ability to manage the expectation. If not apparent by the winning of the USBWA, the throttling of Nevada also marked the first non-conference true road win in six years. With a freshman as on fire as Chrislyn Carr, this Lady Raider basketball team has the chance to do some damage in the Big 12.