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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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BYU’S JIMMER FREDETTE WINS 35th ANNUAL JOHN R. WOODEN AWARD

Los Angeles (April 8, 2011)— The John R. Wooden Award, the preeminent men’s collegiate basketball player of the year award, was presented this evening at The Los Angeles Athletic Club by Coach John Wooden’s son, Jim, to Brigham Young senior Jimmer Fredette. Jim Wooden made the announcement and presented Fredette 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 Wooden Award co-founder Duke Llewellyn in June of 2010.

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John R. Wooden to be Live Streamed Live Friday April 8

Los Angeles (April 7, 2011)— The John R. Wooden Award Gala will be streamed live from The Los Angeles Athletic Club this Friday evening, April 8, at 7pm. College basketball fans should go to the following website:

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John R. Wooden Award All American Teams for 2011

Los Angeles (March 30, 2011)— The John R. Wooden Award Men’s and Women’s All American teams were announced today by the Los Angeles Athletic Club. Selected to the women’s team were five players: 2009 Wooden Award winner Maya Moore of Connecticut; Gonzaga point guard Courtney Vandersloot; Baylor sophomore Brittney Griner; and Stanford’s duo of Jeanette Pohlen and Nnemkadi Ogwumike, who is a two-time selection.

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2011 Men’s and Women’s Ballots Announced

Ballots Packed with Upperclassmen, Including Seniors Fredette and Smith on the Men’s Side, and U. Conn’s Moore and Stanford’s Pohlen for the Women

Los Angeles (March 14, 2011)— The John R. Wooden Award National Ballots for both the men and women were sent out today by The Los Angeles Athletic Club to nearly 1,000 members of the media who cover college basketball. Ballots were sent out to men’s and women’s voters separately. Selected by the Wooden Award National Advisory Board, each ballot is made up of 20 student-athletes who, based on their performances throughout the season, are the candidates for college basketball’s most prestigious honors. All 40 players have proven to their universities that they are also making progress toward graduation and are maintaining at least a cumulative 2.0 GPA.  The Wooden Award Men’s and Women’s All American Teams will be announced the week of the “Elite Eight” round during the NCAA Tournament, making it unique among college postseason awards. Voters have until Monday, March 28 at Noon PDT to return their ballots.

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What Do Dawn Evans and Alonzo Mourning Have in Common?

Dawn Evans, the Women’s Division I leading scorer and Wooden Award Midseason Nominee, and Alonzo Mourning (1992 Wooden Award All-American) share something more than a love of basketball. Both have achieved great success on the court despite suffering a kidney disease. And both are remarkable ambassadors for the sport.

For a terrific article about Dawn click here.

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Wooden Award Midseason Top 20 – Women

U. Conn’s Moore, the 2009 winner, and Stanford’s Ogwumike are returning All Americans

Los Angeles (January 11, 2011)— The John R. Wooden Award Midseason Top 20 list was announced today by The Los Angeles Athletic Club.  The list is comprised of 20 student-athletes who, based on last year’s individual performance and team records, are the current frontrunners for college basketball’s most prestigious honor.

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John R. Wooden Award 2010-2011 Midseason Top 30 Candidates

Seniors Dominate List, Led by Singler, Fredette

Los Angeles (January 6, 2011)— The John R. Wooden Award Midseason Top 30 was announced today by The Los Angeles Athletic Club. Selected by the Wooden Award National Advisory Board, the list is made up of 30 student-athletes who, based on their performances in November and December, are the early frontrunners for college basketball’s most prestigious honor. The Women’s midseason list will be released early next week.

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Congratulations to U Conn

Congratulations to the U. Conn Huskies women’s basketball team and Head Coach Geno Auriemma, who won their 89th game in a row last night when they defeated Florida State, 93-62, at the XL Center in Hartford. The win eclipsed the 88 straight victories John Wooden’s UCLA teams had from 1971-73. Three-time Wooden Award All American, and 2009 Wooden Award winner, Maya Moore led the Huskies with a career-high 41 points. No UCLA men’s player saw action in every game during the renowned men’s streak; Moore and Tiffany Hayes, both 2011 preseason Wooden Award candidates, played in all 89 games for U. Conn.

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