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JOHN R. WOODEN AWARD® PRESENTED BY WENDY’S® REVEALS 2013-14 PRESEASON TOP 50

Los Angeles (November 12, 2013) — The Los Angeles Athletic Club has announced its Preseason Top 50 today 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 the sport’s most prestigious honor.

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WOMEN’S PRESEASON TOP 30 LIST ANNOUNCED BY JOHN R. WOODEN AWARD Two All Americans return: Baylor’s Sims and Stanford’s Ogwumike

Los Angeles (October 23, 2013)— The Los Angeles Athletic Club has announced its John R. Wooden Award Women’s Preseason Top 30 today, which is comprised of 30 student-athletes who, based on last year’s individual performance and team records, are the early front-runners for college basketball’s most prestigious honor. The list is chosen by a preseason poll of national college women’s basketball media members.

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TARA VANDERVEER OF STANFORD CHOSEN 2014 JOHN R. WOODEN AWARD® “LEGENDS OF COACHING” RECIPIENT 25 straight NCAA Tournaments, 13-time Pac-12 Coach of the Year

LOS ANGELES (September 25, 2013) –Stanford University Head Women’s Basketball Coach Tara VanDerveer will receive the John R. Wooden Award’s “Legends of Coaching” honor in 2014, Coach Wooden’s granddaughter, Christy Impelman, announced today at the annual Los Angeles Athletic Club 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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2013 John R. Wooden Award® Gala Presented By Wendy’s®

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BRITTNEY GRINER WINS JOHN R. WOODEN AWARD® FOR 2013

Los Angeles (April 12, 2013)— The John R. Wooden Award winner for women, the preeminent collegiate basketball player of the year award, was announced today by The Los Angeles Athletic Club, and awarded to Baylor’s Brittney Griner for the second year in a row. Selected by hundreds of women’s college basketball media members from throughout the country, the winner and All American team are made up of the five student-athletes who received the most votes, with voters ranking the players from 1 to 5. The 37th Annual Wooden Award Gala presented by Wendy’s, honoring the men’s and women’s Wooden All American Teams, is taking place this evening at the Los Angeles Athletic Club.

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MICHIGAN’S TREY BURKE WINS 2012-13 JOHN R. WOODEN AWARD® PRESENTED BY WENDY’S®

Atlanta, Georgia (April 5, 2013)— The John R. Wooden Award® presented by Wendy’s®, the preeminent men’s collegiate basketball player of the year award, was presented today on ESPN by Coach John Wooden’s grandson, Greg, on behalf of the Los Angeles Athletic Club, to University of Michigan sophomore guard Trey Burke. Greg Wooden made the announcement on ESPN SportsCenter, and Burke will be awarded the Wooden Award Trophy whose unique design was inspired by Coach Wooden’s idea of the “total basketball player.” The 37th Annual Wooden Award Gala presented by Wendy’s, honoring Burke and the men’s and women’s Wooden All American Teams, will take place Friday April 12 at the Los Angeles Athletic Club.

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2012-13 JOHN R. WOODEN AWARD® PRESENTED BY WENDY’S® ANNOUNCED ON ESPN

Atlanta, Georgia (April 4, 2013)— The John R. Wooden Award® presented by Wendy’s, the preeminent men’s collegiate basketball player of the year award, will be presented tomorrow on ESPN by Coach John Wooden’s grandson, Greg, on behalf of the Los Angeles Athletic Club. Greg Wooden will make the announcement on ESPN SportsCenter at 11:15 am EDT/8:15 am PDT and present the winner with the Wooden Award Trophy whose unique design was inspired by Coach Wooden’s idea of the “total basketball player.” The 37th Annual Wooden Award Gala presented by Wendy’s, honoring the men’s and women’s Wooden All American Teams, will take place Friday April 12 at the Los Angeles Athletic Club.

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JOHN R. WOODEN AWARD® ANNOUNCES 2013 WOMEN’S ALL AMERICAN TEAM

Los Angeles (April 3, 2013)— The John R. Wooden Award All American Team was announced today by The Los Angeles Athletic Club. Selected by hundreds of women’s college basketball media members from throughout the country, the All American team is made up of the five student-athletes who received the most votes, with voters ranking the players from 1 to 5.

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John R. Wooden Award® Presented By Wendy’s® Mens 2012-13 All American Team

The 10-player John R. Wooden Award All American Team was announced today by The Los Angeles Athletic Club on the ESPNU show, Katz Korner. Selected by hundreds of college basketball media members and experts from throughout the country, the All American team is made up of the 10 student-athletes who received the most votes, with voters ranking the players from 1 to 10. All players have proven to their universities that they are making progress toward graduation and are maintaining at least a cumulative 2.0 GPA, an important component of the Award insisted upon by Coach Wooden. In addition to the academic aspect, the Wooden Award is unique among college postseason awards because voters could consider performance during the first three rounds of the NCAA Tournament. The Women’s All American team will be released Wednesday.

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John R. Wooden Award® Announces
 2013 Women’s Ballot

Los Angeles (March 14, 2013)— The John R. Wooden Award Women’s Ballot was announced today by The Los Angeles Athletic Club President Steve Hathaway. Selected by the Wooden Award National Advisory Board, the ballot is made up of 15 student-athletes who have proven to their universities that they are making progress toward graduation and maintaining at least a cumulative 2.0 GPA. Hundreds of members of the college basketball media will vote on the Wooden Award Player of the Year and All American team from 9:00 AM EST (6:00 AM PST), Monday, March 18, 2013, through 3:00 PM EST (Noon – PST), Wednesday, March 27, 2013, either online or through the mail.

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