Candace Parker Wins 2007 Women’s Wooden Award



Candace Parker Wins 2007 Women’s Wooden Award

LOS ANGELES – After leading the Lady Vols to the National Championship, University of Tennessee forward Candace Parker was named college basketball player of the year and awarded the prestigious Women’s John R. Wooden Award in a ceremony this morning at The Los Angeles Athletic Club. The announcement was made today during the national CBS telecast of the “John R. Wooden Award Show.”

“Parker has proven herself to be an amazing all-around talent and the best player in the nation after leading Tennessee to a National Championship,” said Wooden Award Chairman Duke Llewellyn. “We are tremendously excited to present Candace with the prestigious Women’s Wooden Award.”

The third player to be honored with the Women’s Wooden Award, Parker finished ahead of other finalists including Oklahoma’s Courtney Paris, LSU’s Sylvia Fowles, Duke’s Lindsey Harding and North Carolina’s Ivory Latta (see attached for complete vote tabulation). The ceremony also featured Texas’ Kevin Durant receiving the Men’s Wooden Award and Gene Keady of Purdue