Cowgirls earn big win, halt losing skid

Jordan Bishop/Stillwater News Press Oklahoma State sophomore forward VIvian Gray shoots a 3-pointer against Kansas on Saturday. Gray scored 26 points in the win.

IRVING, Texas — Oklahoma State's Vivian Gray and Braxtin Miller were both recognized on Wednesday with the announcement of the Phillips 66 All-Big 12 Awards by the league office.

Gray was named the league's newcomer of the year and one of five players tabbed as a unanimous All-Big 12 selection, while Miller received honorable mention all-league honors.

A native of Argyle, Texas, Gray currently ranks second among league players and 26th nationally with her 19.8 points per game and her 16 20-point outings. Her three 30-point outings are tied for tops among Big 12 players as well. In league play, Gray's scoring average has risen to 21.6 points per outing.

Gray ranks fifth in the league in free-throw percentage at 82.4 percent, 11th with her 1.2 blocked shots per game and 18th at 5.6 rebounds per game. Her three double-doubles rank 13th in the league as well. She ranks 16th on the school's single-season blocked shots list with 34 and her 575 points are the 15th-best single-season total produced by a Cowgirl.

She was named the Big 12 Player of the Week and the College Sports Madness Big 12 Player of the Week on Feb. 11.

With her selection as the league's top newcomer, Gray becomes the fourth overall and second consecutive Cowgirl to receive the distinction. She joins Nina Stone (2004), Whitney Pegram (2006) and Loryn Goodwin (2018) on the list of OSU players to receive the award.

Additionally, Gray gives the Cowgirls seven unanimous all-conference selections since 2013. She joins Toni Young (2013), Tiffany Bias (2014), Brittney Martin (2015, 2016), Kaylee Jensen (2018) and Goodwin (2018) on OSU's run of at least one unanimous pick in six of the last seven years.

Miller received honorable mention distinction after finishing the regular season ranked 10th among league scorers at 14.6 points per game. The Dayton, Ohio native is 11th in the league with her 3.5 assists per game, 10th in free-throw percentage (75.7 percent), 11th in 3-point field-goal percentage (32.5 percent) and 14th with her 1.4 steals per game.

She was named the Big 12 Player of the Week and the College Sports Madness Big 12 Player of the Week on Dec 3.