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36th John R. Wooden Award Presented To Anthony Davis Of Kentucky

New Orleans (March 31, 2012)— The John R. Wooden Award®, 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 Kentucky freshman Anthony Davis. Greg Wooden made the announcement on College GameDay and presented Davis with the Wooden Award Trophy whose unique design was inspired by Coach Wooden’s idea of the “total basketball player.” The 36th Annual Wooden Award Gala, honoring Davis and the entire Wooden All American Team, will take place Friday April 6 at the Los Angeles Athletic Club.

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2011-2012 John R. Wooden Award All American Team – Women

Los Angeles (March 28, 2012)— The John R. Wooden Award® has announced today its women’s All American Team for 2011-12. All five players have proven 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 academics, the Wooden Award is unique among college postseason awards because voters could consider performance during the first two rounds of the NCAA Tournament.

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2011-2012 John R. Wooden Award All American Team Released

Los Angeles (March 26, 2012)— The John R. Wooden Award has announced today its men’s All American team for 2011-12 on ESPN.com. All 10 players have proven 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 two rounds of the NCAA Tournament. The Women’s All American team will be announced Wednesday.

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John R Wooden Award Chairmen Announced

The Los Angeles Athletic Club has announced today the appointment of Sam Lagana and Tommy Hawkins as co-chairmen of the John R. Wooden Award and its National Steering Committee. Both men are longtime supporters of the Award, and they replace the Award’s co-founders and their good friends, Richard “Duke” Llewellyn and Coach John Wooden, both of whom passed away on June 4, 2010.

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John R. Wooden Award Announces 2011-2012 Women’s Ballot

Los Angeles (March 7, 2012)— The 15 women’s Finalists for the John R. Wooden Award were announced by The Los Angeles Athletic Club today. The National Ballot, consisting of these top players, will be mailed to Wooden Award voters this week, and voting begins March 12th. Selected by the Wooden Award National Advisory Board, the ballot is made up of 15 student-athletes who are the final contenders for women’s college basketball’s most prestigious honor.

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2011-2012 Men’s John R. Wooden Award Final Ballot

Los Angeles (March 6, 2012)— The 15 Finalists for the John R. Wooden Award were announced by The Los Angeles Athletic Club on ESPN.com at 11am EST this morning. The National Ballot, consisting of these top players, will be mailed to Wooden Award voters this week. Selected by the Wooden Award National Advisory Board, the ballot is made up of 15 student-athletes who are the front-runners for college basketball’s most prestigious honor. Voting begins March 12th. The Women’s midseason list will be released tomorrow.

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2011-2012 Women’s Top 20 Midseason List

2011 All Americans Brittney Griner and Nneka Ogwumike Return to the List

Los Angeles (January 27, 2012)— The John R. Wooden Award Midseason Top 20 was announced today by The Los Angeles Athletic Club on the nationally recognized “Women’s Sports Central” podcast, hosted by women’s basketball experts Brenda VanLengen and Mechelle Voepel. 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 college basketball’s most prestigious honor. The men’s midseason list was announced last week.

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John R. Wooden Award 2011-12 Midseason Top 25 Candidates Announced

Returning Wooden Award All American Sullinger, Three Tarheels, Head the List

Los Angeles (January 17, 2012)— The John R. Wooden Award Midseason Top 25 was announced today by The Los Angeles Athletic Club on ESPNU’s The Experts sports talk show. 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 on January 27th.

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Wooden Award MC Tommy Hawkins Book Signing

FORMER LAKERS LEGEND, DODGERS EXECUTIVE
TOMMY HAWKINS AUTHORS BOOK OF POETRY;
THE LOS ANGELES ATHLETIC CLUB APPEARANCE SLATED MARCH 15

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The Journey Begins

We are often asked, “How do I get my player on the Wooden Award Candidate list?”

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