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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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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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