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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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2013 John R. Wooden Award Men’s Final Ballot

Los Angeles (March 9, 2013)— The John R. Wooden Award Ballot was announced today by The Los Angeles Athletic Club on ESPN College GameDay. Selected by the Wooden Award National Advisory Board, the ballot is made up of 15 student-athletes who are eligible for college basketball’s most prestigious honor. All balloted players have proven to their universities that they are making progress toward graduation and are maintaining at least a cumulative 2.0 GPA. The Women’s ballot will be released next week.

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JOHN R. WOODEN AWARD® 2012-13 WOMEN’S MIDSEASON TOP 20 ANNOUNCED

Last year’s Wooden Award winner Brittney Griner returns to midseason list

Los Angeles (January 22, 2013)— The John R. Wooden Award Midseason Top 20 was announced today by The Los Angeles Athletic Club President Steve Hathaway. Selected by the Wooden Award National Advisory Board, the list is made up of 20 student-athletes who, based on their performances in November, December, and January, are the frontrunners for selection to the National Ballot of college basketball’s most prestigious honor. The National Ballot consists of approximately 15 players who have proven to their universities that they are making progress toward graduation and maintaining at least a cumulative 2.0 GPA.

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John R. Wooden Award Presented By Wendy’s 2012-13 Midseason Top 25

The John R. Wooden Award Midseason Top 25 was announced today by The Los Angeles Athletic Club on ESPNU. Selected by the Wooden Award National Advisory Board, the list is made up of 25 student-athletes who, based on their performances in November, December, and the beginning of January, are the frontrunners for college basketball’s most prestigious honor. The Women’s midseason list will be released next week.

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ESPN, Los Angeles Athletic Club and Wendy’s Join Forces to Provide Season-Long Coverage of College Basketball’s Prestigious John R. Wooden Award®

ESPN has signed an agreement with The Los Angeles Athletic Club (LAAC) to be the exclusive multimedia and announcement partner of the John R. Wooden Award, the preeminent men’s collegiate basketball player of the year award. The restaurant chain Wendy’s will serve as the presenting sponsor of the Award and ESPN’s season-long coverage.

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WOMEN’S PRESEASON TOP 30 LIST ANNOUNCED BY JOHN R. WOODEN AWARD

Three All Americans return, including 2012 Wooden Award winner Brittney Griner

Los Angeles (November 9, 2012)— 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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JOHN R. WOODEN AWARD ANNOUNCES MEN’S PRESEASON TOP 50

Los Angeles (November 8, 2012)— The Los Angeles Athletic Club has announced its Preseason Top 50 today on ESPN.com. Chosen by a preseason poll of national college basketball media members, the list is comprised of 50 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.

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