2016 Winners

Hield, Buddy


With the completion of the 2015-16 season also signaled the end to one of the most accomplished careers in Sooner Basketball history. Bahamas native Buddy Hield wrapped his four-year career at Oklahoma in dominant fashion, leading the program to its fifth-ever NCAA Final Four appearance by averaging nearly 30.0 points per game in the tournament.

Hield's 2015-16 achievements were staggering. He was the only player in America who averaged at least 25.0 points and 5.0 rebounds per game. Hield, who led the nation this season in 30-point games, also led the country in 3-point field goals made, as well as triples made per contest. He ranked in the top five nationally all season in 3-point field goal percentage.

At the conclusion of the regular season, Hield became just the second two-time Big 12 Player of Year. He was also named to the All-Big 12 First Team and Academic All-Big 12 for the second consecutive season.

Hield finished his career ranked first all-time in scoring in Big 12 history and second all-time at OU. His 2015-16 total points and total 3-pointers made set a Big 12 Conference record. The guard became Oklahoma's first consensus All-American since Blake Griffin in 2009.

Stewart, Breanna


A three-time First Team All-American and three-time consensus National Player of the Year, Stewart became the first player in the history of the sport to accumulate at least 400 blocks and 400 assists. She finished her career with a school-record 403 rejections, surpassing the mark established by Rebecca Lobo that had stood for over 20 years.

She enters the national semifinal as one of only two Huskies in the 2,000-point, 1,000-rebound club, finishing second all-time with 2,636 points and fourth at 1,161 career rebounds. Had the ability to take her game to another level during postseason play, earning American Athletic Conference Tournament Most Outstanding Player award twice and became the only player in NCAA history to be selected as the Final Four Most Outstanding Player three times. She also was selected as the NCAA Regional MOP in 2013, 2015 and 2016. 

The American Athletic Conference Player of the Year in each of her final three seasons in Storrs, Stewart helped lead the Huskies to three national championships, four Final Fours, six conference titles and a 149-5 record, which is the second-winningest four-year stretch in the history of the sport.

A native of North Syracuse, N.Y., Stewart is an individualized major.