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John R. Wooden Award Presented By Principal Announces 2023-24 Late Season Top 20 Watch List

LOS ANGELES, Calif. (January 30, 2024) – The Los Angeles Athletic Club announced the John R. Wooden Award® presented by Principal® Late Season Top 20 Watch List today on ESPN2. Chosen by a poll of national college basketball experts based on their performances during the 2023-24 season thus far, the list comprises of 20 student-athletes who are front-runners for the sport’s most prestigious honor.

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John R. Wooden Award Presented By Principal Announces Women's Late Season Top 20 Watch List

LOS ANGELES, Calif. (January 30, 2024) – The Los Angeles Athletic Club announced the John R. Wooden Award® presented by Principal® Late Season Top 20 Watch List today on ESPN2. Chosen by a poll of national college basketball experts based on their performances during the 2023-24 season thus far, the list comprises of 20 student-athletes who are front-runners for the sport’s most prestigious honor.

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John R. Wooden Award Presented By Principal Announces 2023-24 Midseason Top 25 Watch List

LOS ANGELES, Calif. (January 10, 2024) – The Los Angeles Athletic Club announced the John R. Wooden Award® presented by Principal® Midseason Top 25 Watch List today on ESPN2. Chosen by a poll of national college basketball experts based on their performances during the 2023-24 season thus far, the list comprises of 25 student-athletes who are front-runners for the sport’s most prestigious honor.

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John R. Wooden Award Presented By Principal Announces 2023-24 Women's Midseason Top 25 Watch List

LOS ANGELES, Calif. (January 10, 2024) – The Los Angeles Athletic Club announced the John R. Wooden Award® presented by Principal® Midseason Top 25 Watch List today on ESPN2. Chosen by a poll of national college basketball experts based on their performances during the 2023-24 season thus far, the list comprises of 25 student-athletes who are front-runners for the sport’s most prestigious honor.

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Principal® Announces New Presenting Sponsorship of the John R. Wooden Award

DES MOINES, Iowa, January 10, 2024 – Principal Financial Group® and the Los Angeles Athletic Club today announced a new presenting sponsorship of the John R. Wooden Award.  The sponsorship reflects the dedication of Principal® to celebrate expertise, excellence, and equality in sports.  

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John R. Wooden Award Presented By Principal Announces 2023-24 Preseason Top 50 Watch List

LOS ANGELES, Calif. (November 14, 2023) – The John R. Wooden Award® presented by Principal® announced its Preseason Top 50 Watch List today on ESPN’s SportsCenter and on ESPN.com. The list was also highlighted during ESPN’s coverage of the Champions Classic. 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 most prestigious honors in college basketball, the Wooden Award All American Team™ and Most Outstanding Player Award.

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John R. Wooden Award Presented By Principal Announces 2023-24 Women's Preseason Top 50 Watch List

LOS ANGELES, Calif. (November 14, 2023) - The John R. Wooden Award® presented by Principal® announced the Women’s Preseason Top 50 Watch List 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 the most prestigious honors in college basketball, the Wooden Award All American Team™ and Most Outstanding Player Award.

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John Calipari Named 2024 John R. Wooden Award Legends of Coaching Recipient

LOS ANGELES, CA (October 3, 2023) – John Calipari will receive the John R. Wooden Award “Legends of Coaching” honor in 2024. Coach Wooden’s grandson Greg Wooden was proud to announce his selection at the Los Angeles Athletic Club’s annual Wooden Award Tip-Off Luncheon. The event featured the head coaches from the Division I men’s basketball programs in Southern California. The “Legends of Coaching” honor recognizes coaches who exemplify Coach Wooden’s high standard of coaching success and personal integrity.

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Purdue's Zach Edey Wins 2023 John R. Wooden Award Presented By Wendy's Men's Player of the Year

LOS ANGELES, Calif. (April 4, 2023) – The Los Angeles Athletic Club announced that Zach Edey of Purdue University is the winner of the 2023 John R. Wooden Award presented by Wendy’s as the most outstanding player in men’s college basketball. The announcement was made during ESPN SportsCenter.

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Iowa's Caitlin Clark Wins 2023 John R. Wooden Award Presented By Wendy's Women's Player of the Year

LOS ANGELES, Calif. (April 4, 2023) – The Los Angeles Athletic Club announced that Caitlin Clark of the University of Iowa is the winner of the 2023 John R. Wooden Award presented by Wendy’s as the most outstanding player in women’s college basketball. The announcement was made during ESPN SportsCenter.

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