Baylor’s Odyssey Sims named the recipient of the 2014 Dawn Staley award

Photo: Phoenix Club of Philadelphia.
Photo: Phoenix Club of Philadelphia.

Baylor senior guard Odyssey Sims is the winner of the 2014 Dawn Staley Award. The accolade goes to “the most outstanding collegiate guard in the country; a player who exemplifies the skills that Dawn possessed during her career (ball handling, scoring, her ability to distribute the basketball and her will to win)” according to Michael G. Horsey, founder of the Phoenix Club of Philadelphia. The award ceremony will be held on Thursday, April 17, 2014 at the Union League of Philadelphia.

The 5-8 guard averaged 28.5 ppg, which ranks No. 2 nationally, as well as 4.7 assists, 4.6 rebounds and 2.0 steals. She  shot .446 from the floor, .398 from 3-point range and .808 from the free throw line.

Sims, with 1,054 points in 2013-14, became just the second NCAA?Division I women’s player to score over 1,000 points in a season. Jackie Stiles (Missouri State) set the record in the 2000-01 season with 1,062 points.

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