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John R. Wooden Award Announces 2016 Women's National Ballot

LOS ANGELES, CA (March 4, 2016) – The John R. Wooden Award®, headquartered at the Los Angeles Athletic Club, announced the 2016 Wooden Award Women’s National Ballot today on ESPNW.com. Selected by the Wooden Award National Advisory Board, the ballot consists of 15 student-athletes who are eligible for college basketball’s most prestigious honor. All players on the ballot have proven to their universities that they are making progress towards graduation and are maintaining at least a cumulative 2.0 GPA.

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John R. Wooden Award Announces Women's Late Season Top 20 List

WOMEN’S LATE SEASON TOP 20

ANNOUNCED BY

JOHN R. WOODEN AWARD®

 

LOS ANGELES, CA (February 17, 2016) – The John R. Wooden Award® announced a Women’s Late Season Top 20 list of outstanding student-athletes who are the frontrunners for college basketball’s most prestigious individual honor at roughly two-thirds of the way through the 2015-16 season. The list is chosen by a poll of national women’s college basketball media members and was announced on ESPNW.

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John R. Wooden Award Presented By Wendy's Announces Late Season Top 20

LATE SEASON TOP 20 ANNOUNCED BY

JOHN R. WOODEN AWARD®

PRESENTED BY

WENDY’S®

 

LOS ANGELES, CA (February 10, 2016) – The Los Angeles Athletic Club announced a Late Season Top 20 list in an effort to further pare down the list of outstanding candidates for the 2016 John R. Wooden Award® presented by Wendy’s®. The list of players was announced on ESPNU and ESPN.com today. 

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John R. Wooden Award Announces 2015-16 Midseason Top 20 List

JOHN R. WOODEN AWARD RELEASES 

WOMEN’S MIDSEASON TOP 20 LIST

 

LOS ANGELES (January 15, 2016) – The Los Angeles Athletic Club has announced its John R. Wooden Award Midseason Top 20 today at noon EST on ESPNW. Chosen by a poll of national college basketball experts, the list is comprised of 20 student-athletes who are the frontrunners for the sport’s most prestigious individual honor, based on their performances during the first half of the 2015-2016 season.

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John R. Wooden Award Presented By Wendy's Reveals Midseason Top 25

JOHN R. WOODEN AWARD®

PRESENTED BY WENDY’S®

REVEALS 2015-2016 MIDSEASON TOP 25

 

LOS ANGELES (January 13, 2016) – The Los Angeles Athletic Club has announced its John R. Wooden Award presented by Wendy’s, Midseason Top 25 today on ESPNU and ESPN.com. Chosen by a poll of national college basketball experts, the list is comprised of 25 student-athletes who are the frontrunners for the sport’s most prestigious individual honor, based on their performances during the first half of the 2015-2016 season.

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John R. Wooden Award® Presented by Wendy's® Reveals 2015-16 Preseason Top 50

LOS ANGELES (November 17, 2015) – The John R. Wooden Award presented by Wendy’s announced its Preseason Top 50 today on ESPN’s SportsCenter and on ESPN.com. Chosen by a preseason poll of national college basketball experts, the list is comprised of 50 student-athletes who are the early front-runners for college basketball’s most prestigious individual honor.

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John R. Wooden Award Announces Preseason Top 30

LOS ANGELES (November 17, 2015) – The John R. Wooden Award announced the Women’s Preseason Top 30 today on ESPN’s SportsCenter and on ESPNW. The list is comprised of 30 student-athletes who are the early front-runners for college basketball’s most prestigious honor. The list is chosen by a preseason poll of national women’s college basketball media members.

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Tubby Smith Of Texas Tech Named 2016 John R. Wooden Award® Legends of Coaching Recipient

TUBBY SMITH OF TEXAS TECH NAMED

2016 JOHN R. WOODEN AWARD®

LEGENDS OF COACHING RECIPIENT

 

LOS ANGELES (October 13, 2015) – Tubby Smith, Texas Tech University Men’s Basketball Coach, will receive the John R. Wooden Award’s “Legends of Coaching” honor in 2016. Coach Wooden’s daughter, Nan Wooden, was proud to announce his selection at the Los Angeles Athletic Club’s annual Wooden Award Tipoff Luncheon. The award recognizes coaches who exemplify Coach Wooden’s high standards of coaching success and personal integrity. 

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2015 Wooden Award Winner: Kaminsky of Wisconsin

The 2015 John R. Wooden Award Presented by Wendy’s was handed out this evening before a live audience at Club Nokia to Wisconsin senior center Frank Kaminsky as the high point of the inaugural ESPN College Basketball Awards Presented by Wendy’s. Kaminsky received the the Wooden Award Trophy whose unique design was inspired by Coach Wooden’s idea of the “total basketball player.” Coach Wooden’s grandson, Greg Wooden,  and Wendy’s Chief Marketing Officer Brandon Solano made the announcement.

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Women's 2015 John R. Wooden Award Winner Released: Connecticut's Stewart Wins

The John R. Wooden Award®, the preeminent collegiate basketball player of the year award, was presented this evening at Club Nokia by Los Angeles Athletic Club President Steve Hathaway and longtime Wooden family friend and Basketball Hall of Famer Ann Meyers Drysdale to University of Connecticut junior Breanna Stewart. The announcement was made live on ESPN2 as part of the inaugural ESPN College Basketball Awards. Meyers Drysdale and Hathaway presented Stewart with the Wooden Award Trophy whose unique design was inspired by Coach Wooden’s ideal of the “total basketball player.” 

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