KANSAS CITY – Following the conclusion of the Big 12 Championship finals on Sunday evening, which saw No. 2 West Virginia victorious over No. 1 Baylor, Texas Tech sophomore Kirsten Davis was voted as one of the top forwards in the tournament by conference coaches.
Davis is Tech's first All-Tournament Team selection since 2015, when the Red Raiders occupied five of the 11 spots – in addition to the Championship's Offensive Most Outstanding Player (Janine Beckie, F) and Defensive Most Outstanding Player (Lauren Watson, GK) – after winning the Big 12 title.
Davis was responsible for Tech's lone regulation goal in Kansas City – a 56th-minute finish to tie things with Baylor in Friday's semi-final. The St. Louis, Mo., native was left unguarded in the 18-yard box while Tech was in the midst of a persistent attack, and it proved costly to the Bears when a shot by Jade Kingdeflected off a Baylor defender and right towards Davis. The sophomore got a running start and buried the rebound in the top-right corner of the net for the equalizer.
Davis' score was her sixth of the season, placing her second on the team behind King. She has scored three of Tech's last five goals dating back to the Red Raiders' win over Kansas State on Oct. 12.
Davis and the rest of the Red Raiders will learn the destination and opponent of their first round NCAA Tournament match Monday during the NCAA Selection Show. The show will begin at 3:30 p.m., and fans are welcome to join the team at 3 p.m. in the Texas Tech Club to watch as the selections roll in.