The Kansas women’s basketball program landed two players on the Big 12 Conference’s preseason all-Big 12 teams on Wednesday, with sophomores Zakiyah Franklin and Holly Kersgieter earning honorable mention nods.
Franklin, who earned a spot on the 2020 all-freshman team, averaged 12.1 points per game and led the Jayhawks with 3.6 assists per game last season.
Kersgieter finished last season as one of five Jayhawks to average in double-figures, with a 10.1 points-per-game mark, and also native led KU with a team-best 40.5% 3-point clip.
The two Jayhawks were part of the 20-player list that earned preseason all-Big 12 accolades in a vote of the conference’s coaches.
Perennial power Baylor swept the preseason individual honors, with junior NaLyssa Smith earning preseason player of the year honors and teammates DiJonai Carrington (newcomer) and Sarah Andrews (freshman) joining her.
KU opened practice last week and is expected to open the season on Nov. 25, though a schedule is not yet available.