Kalani Brown was named to the 2018 USA Today Sports Women’s Basketball All-American second team. It’s the first All-American award of the season and third of Brown’s career. The Baylor junior received WBCA All-American and Associated Press Honorable Mention All-American honors in 2017.
The center leads No. 2 Baylor in field goal percentage (.663), scoring (20.2) and rebounding (10.1). Brown was named the 2018 Big 12 Player of the Year. She recorded more points (645) and rebounds (324) than any other player in the league.
Brown put together three-straight double-doubles over the weekend to lead the Lady Bears to the Big 12 Championship title. She then earned Big 12 Most Outstanding Player accolades.
Brown is also one of 15 players on the 2018 National Ballot for the John R. Wooden Award, one of five finalists for the 2018 Lisa Leslie Award (nation’s top center), one of 10 semifinalists for the 2018 Citizen Naismith Trophy Women’s College Player of the Year award and one of 33 players on the 2018 Wade Trophy Midseason watch list.