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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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Connecticut’s Geno Auriemma To Be Honored As 2012 John R. Wooden Award® “Legends Of Coaching” Recipient

Auriemma boasts seven NCAA titles, 100 percent graduation rate

LOS ANGELES (October 12, 2011) – University of Connecticut Head Women’s Basketball Coach Geno Auriemma will be presented with the John R. Wooden Award’s “Legends of Coaching” honor in 2012, Coach Wooden’s daughter, Nan Wooden, announced today at the annual Wooden Award preseason tipoff luncheon, held at The Los Angeles Athletic Club.

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Women’s Preseason Top 30 List

Stanford’s Nneka Ogwumike, Baylor’s Britney Griner look to another All American season

Los Angeles (October 10, 2011)— The Los Angeles Athletic Club has announced its Women’s Preseason Top 30 list today, which is comprised of 30 student-athletes who, based on last year’s individual performance and team records, are the early frontrunners 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 List

Ohio State’s Sullinger only returning All American; Record Four Tarheels also tabbed

Los Angeles (October 3, 2011)— The Los Angeles Athletic Club has announced its Preseason Top 50 list 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 frontrunners for college basketball’s most prestigious honor.

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John R. Wooden Award Preseason Nominations

Preseason nominations are starting to roll in!

Click here to see Frank Burlison’s selections – www.burlisononbasketball.com

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Save the Date – 2011 College Basketball Tip-Off Luncheon

The Tip-Off Luncheon is scheduled for Wednesday, October 12, 2011 at The Los Angeles Athletic Club. You are invited, along with the other Division I head basketball coaches from San Luis Obispo to San Diego, to preview the upcoming season and discuss program highlights.

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Watch The Wooden Award Presentation LIVE Here At 7 PM PT

Watch live streaming video from woodenaward2011 at livestream.com

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Maya Moore of Connecticut Wins Her Second John R. Wooden Award

One of the game’s greatest all-time players caps career with prestigious honor

Los Angeles (April 8, 2011)— Maya Moore of Connecticut was presented the John R. Wooden Award as the women’s collegiate basketball player of the year at The Los Angeles Athletic Club this evening. Mark Llewellyn, son of Wooden Award Co-Founder Richard “Duke” Llewellyn, made the announcement and conferred Moore with the Wooden Award trophy whose unique design was inspired by Coach Wooden’s idea of the “total basketball player.” The 35th annual Wooden Award is the first since the passing of both Coach Wooden and Duke Llewellyn in June of 2010.

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