The John R. Wooden Award announced the Women’s Midseason Top 20 was announced today, a list comprised of 20 student-athletes who are the front-runners for college basketball’s most prestigious individual honor at roughly the halfway point of the 2014-15 season. The list is chosen by a poll of national college women’s college basketball media members.
Los Angeles (April 6, 2012)— The John R. Wooden Award®, the preeminent collegiate basketball player of the year award, was presented this evening at the Los Angeles Athletic Club by Coach John Wooden’s daughter, Nan, to Baylor University’s Brittney Griner. Baylor Assistant Coach Damion McKinney accepted the Award on Griner’s behalf, as the 6-8 junior needed to attend class today, and then went to Houston to be with her ill mother, and thus was not able to make the trip to Los Angeles. Nan Wooden made the announcement and presented Coach McKinney with the Wooden Award Trophy whose unique design was inspired by Coach Wooden’s idea of the “total basketball player.”Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more