OU women's basketball: Sooners still searching for leadership heading into Bedlam 

Kyle Phillips / The Transcript

Oklahoma sophomore guard Ana Llanusa goes up for a shot during the Sooners' game against Iowa State on Wednesday at Lloyd Noble Center.

Ana Llanusa's being recognized for her breakout sophomore campaign.

The Oklahoma junior guard was named by league coaches to the preseason All-Big 12 team Wednesday.

After rehabbing from foot surgery, Llanusa averaged 19.1 points in conference games a year ago, ranking third. It was the sixth-best scoring average by an OU player against league teams in school history.

She landed on the All-Big 12 second team for her efforts.

Defending national champion highlighted the league honors. Lauren Cox was selected as preseason player of the year. Te'a Cooper, a South Carolina transfer, was named the preseason newcomer of the year. Texas' Celeste Taylor earned preseason freshman of the year.

OU's first exhibition is against Oklahoma City University (Nov. 4, 7 p.m.) at Lloyd Noble Center. The Sooners' open the regular season begins against Prairie View A&M (Nov. 8, 8 p.m.) in the Preseason WNIT at Lloyd Noble Center.

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