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Wurtz, Covington earn All-Big Ten honors

<b>Anya Covington earned honorable mention All-Big Ten honors.</b>

Anya Covington earned honorable mention All-Big Ten honors.

Feb. 27, 2012

MADISON, Wis. – Junior Taylor Wurtz and senior Anya Covington earned All-Big Ten honors as the 2011-12 women’s basketball team was announced today by the conference office. Wurtz, a 6-0 guard, earned third-team honors by league media and honorable mention honors by league coaches. Covington, a 6-2 forward, was named to the honorable mention teams by both coaches and media.

Wurtz ranks sixth in the Big Ten with 16.3 points per game and fifth with 7.6 rebounds per game. The Brandon, Wis., native has scored in double figures in 26-of-28 games this season, including eight games with 20-or-more points. Wurtz has also tallied six double-doubles this season with double-figure rebounds in six games.

A two-year starter for the Badgers, Wurtz has led the team in scoring in 18 games and in rebounding in 16 games. She is the UW’s top 3-point shooter, averaging 2.4 treys per game.

A native of Edwardsville, Ill., Covington ranks second at UW and 25th in the Big Ten with 10.3 points per game. She has scored in double figures in 15 games this season, including two games with 20-or-more points. Covington has led the Badgers in scoring in five games and in rebounding in nine games.

She ranks second on the team and 12th in the Big Ten with 6.6 rebounds per game. Covington, who has started 25 of 28 games this season, has had five games with double-figure rebounds.  The three-time team captain was also named the recipient of the UW’s Big Ten Sportsmanship honoree.

The Badgers are the No. 9 seed in the 2012 Big Ten tournament and play Minnesota in the first round on Thursday at 5 p.m. in Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis.

2011-12 All-Big Ten Women's Basketball Team & Honors
 As selected by Big Ten Coaches  As selected by Big Ten Media
 First Team  First Team
 Jordan Hooper, Nebraska  Jordan Hooper, Nebraska
 Tayler Hill, Ohio State  Tayler Hill, Ohio State
 Alex Bentley, Penn State  Alex Bentley, Penn State
 Maggie Lucas, Penn State  Maggie Lucas, Penn State
 Second Team  Second Team
 Morgan Johnson, Iowa  Morgan Johnson, Iowa
 Porsche' Poole, Michigan State  Lykendra Johnson, Michigan State
 Rachel Banham, Minnesota  Rachel Banham, Minnesota
 Lindsey Moore, Nebraska  Lindsey Moore, Nebraska
 Brittany Rayburn, Purdue  Brittany Rayburn, Purdue
 Third Team  Third Team
 Karisma Penn, Illinois  Porsche' Poole, Michigan State
 Jaime Printy, Iowa  Karisma Penn, Illinois
 Kamille Wahlin, Iowa  Jaime Printy, Iowa
 Lykendra Johnson, Michigan State  Nikki Greene, Penn State
 Dannielle Diamant, Northwestern  Taylor Wurtz, Wisconsin
 Honorable Mention  Honorable Mention
 Rachel Sheffer, Michigan  Kamille Wahlin, Iowa
 Kiara Buford, Minnesota  Courtney Boylan, Michigan
 Morgan Jones, Northwestern  Jenny Ryan, Michigan
 Nikki Greene, Penn State  Rachel Sheffer, Michigan
 Anya Covington, Wisconsin  Kiara Buford, Minnesota
 Taylor Wurtz, Wisconsin  Morgan Jones, Northwestern
 All-Defensive Team  Emily Cady, Nebraska
 Adrienne GodBold, Illinois  Dannielle Diamant, Northwestern
 Jenny Ryan, Michigan  Kendall Hackney, Northwestern
 Tayler Hill, Ohio State  Ashley Adams, Ohio State
 Amber Stokes, Ohio State  Zhaque Gray, Penn State
 Alex Bentley, Penn State  Mia Nickson, Penn State
 All-Frehman Team  KK Houser, Purdue
 SAMANTHA LOGIC, Iowa Sam Ostarello, Purdue
 Kiana Johnson, Michigan State Anya Covington, Wisconsin
 RACHEL BANHAM, Minnesota  Player of the Year
 Emily Cady, Nebraska  Samantha Prahalis
 Morgan Jones, Nebraska  Freshman of the Year
 Player of the Year  Rachel Banham
 Samantha Prahalis  Coach of the Year
 Defensive Player of the Year Coquese Washington, Penn State
 Amber Stokes, Ohio State
 Freshman of the Year  Freshman of the Year
 Rachel Banham, Minnesota
 Sixth Player of the Year  Coach of the Year
 Adrienne GodBold, Illinois
 Coach of the Year
 Coquese Washington, Penn State

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