Feb. 19, 2013
HOUSTON - University of Houston senior Porsche Landry was recently added to The Nancy Lieberman Award's "Players Making the Buzz" list, which is annually awarded to the nation's top collegiate point guard in women's basketball by the Detroit Rotary Club.
Landry is one of 23 student-athletes present on the list, joining Tulsa's Taleya Mayberry and Southern Miss' Jamierra Faulkner in Conference USA.
The list is designed to create buzz among sportswriters from around the country, who will select initial nominees and vote on the finalists from there.
Landry has made the most of her final season in a Houston uniform after earning a fifth year of eligibility following a season-ending injury a year ago, ranking second in Conference USA in assists (4.5 apg) and fourth in scoring (16.8 ppg).
The Houston native has scored in double figures in 22 of the 24 games this season, including two 30-point performances against Yale and Delaware State.
Landry has averaged 5.1 assists over the last 19 contests to push her career total to 454, and needs to average 4.7 assists over the final six guaranteed games to become the school's all-time assists leader.
LANDRY BY THE NUMBERS
1 Landry is the lone Cougar in Houston history with at least 1,200 career points (1,483) and 400 career assists (454).
4.7 With six guarenteed games remaining, Landry needs to average 4.7 assists over that span to become the school's all-time assists leader.
16.0 Landry has averaged 16.0 points in 58 contests under head coach Todd Buchanan after averaging just 9.0 points in her first two seasons.
6.1 Although Landry stands at just 5'1", she has averaged 6.1 rebounds in C-USA play, ranking third on the team.
Landry has also made her presence known on the boards, earning her first-career double-double against East Carolina on Feb. 7 with 19 points and a career-best 10 rebounds. Standing at just 5'1", Landry is currently averaging 6.1 rebounds in C-USA play, which ranks third on the squad.
Landry has had a history of coming through in the clutch for the Cougars and this year has been no different, as she played a vital role in two incredible Houston comebacks recently.
With Houston trailing by 12 points midway through the second half at Rice on Feb. 10, Landry sparked a rally with a 3-point play and had a hand in 14 of the next 16 points in the Cougars' crucial 16-4 run. Landry buried a 3-pointer with just 1:59 remaining to tie the contest as the Cougars pulled off the comeback against their cross-town rivals.
Landry came to the rescue again on Sunday as Houston trailed by as many as 16 points at Tulane before prevailing in a 71-70 double overtime victory. Trailing by 12, Landry kicked off a 20-0 Houston run with another 3-point play and scored eight of the first 12 points in the rally as the Cougars tied the contest.
Landry would add a layup with 1:36 remaining in regulation to stop a 9-1 Tulane run and give the Cougars a two-point lead and drain a 3-pointer with 1:36 remaining in the first overtime period to tie the contest after Houston turned the ball over on its first three possessions in overtime.
Once the 2012-13 season comes to a close, Landry will have made her mark on the Houston program, as she is the only Cougar in program history with at least 1,200 career points (1,483) and 400 career assists (454). Landry currently ranks second all-time in assists and starts (115), fourth in minutes played (3,453), sixth in steals (218), seventh in made field goals (556) and free throws (293) and ninth in points and made 3-pointers (78).