The Big 12 honored two Baylor Bears with weekly awards on Tuesday after a dominant three-game stretch for the Bears. Senior Bri Campos was awarded offensive player of the week in the conference while Sarah King received the freshman of the week award.
The recognition comes as no surprise for the Bears, as they have outscored their last three opponents 17-1. The Bears had scored only four goals in their first five games of 2015 so the offensive explosion is a welcome trend.
Individually, Campos earned MVP honors for her performance in last weekend’s tournament hosted by Baylor at Betty Lou Mays Field. The Bears won the tournament, defeating Northern Illinois 2-0 and UTSA 8-0.
Against the Northern Illinois Huskies, the senior midfielder recorded an assist, her second of the season. Campos served up a corner kick in the 68th minute that eventually found the head of freshman Julie James for the Bears’ second goal. The assist was also Campos’ 12th of her career, tying her for ninth place in program history.
Campos followed up with a two-goal performance against the UTSA Roadrunners, her second career two-goal game. Her first goal came in the 12th minute off a penalty kick, the Bears’ first goal. She followed up with free kick goal at the top of the box in the 48th minute. The pair of scores also brought Campos’ career count to 17, ranking her 10th in Baylor’s history.
Campos ended the tournament with five points, her goals providing two points each and the assist counting as one. Campos extends her career point total to 46, placing her 10th in school history. The conference award is Campos’ second weekly award of her career.
For King, the weekly award is the first in her career. King, as well as Campos, was named to the Baylor Tournament all-tournament team alongside teammates senior defneder Lindsay Burns and freshman Julie James.
King finished the tournament with five points also, notching three assists and a goal. The freshman midfielder recorded a header assist in the first contest against Northern Illinois. King headed Campos’ 68th-minute corner kick to fellow freshman Julie James for the dagger goal.
King came back with another good performance in the Bears’ second game of the season against UTSA. In the 26th minute, King hit Lauren Piercy in stride, threading the ball between two defenders to give Piercy a one-on-one opportunity against the Roadrunner keeper.
King then set up McKenna Martin in the 54th minute for her second assist of the game. King got in on the scoring fest six minutes later, scoring off her own rebound. The goal was her third of the season, tying her for the team high. The trio of assists also brought her team-leading total to four on the season. King currently leads the Bears in shots on goal (11), points (10) and assists.
The Bears will play a pair of games in Colorado Springs, Colo., against Air Force and Colorado College this weekend before entering Big 12 conference play.