• October 17, 2021

2015-16 Gatorade State Girls Basketball Players of the Year

The Gatorade State Girls Basketball Players of the Year awards are presented to high school student-athletes who have achieved athletic excellence and upheld “high standards of academic achievement and exemplary character.” USA TODAY High School Sports, in partnership with the Gatorade Company, administers the selection process for awards. [Player bios]

  • Alabama: Jasmine Walker, Jeff Davis (Montgomery)
  • Alaska: Ruthy Hebard, West Valley (Fairbanks)
  • Arizona: Najiyyah Pack, South Mountain (Phoenix)
  • Arkansas: Christyn Williams, Central Arkansas Christian (North Little Rock)
  • California: Sabrina Ionescu, Miramonte (Orinda)
  • Colorado: Michaela Onyenwere, Grandview (Aurora)
  • Connecticut: Shaquana Edwards, Weaver (Hartford)
  • Delaware: Altia Anderson, Woodbridge (Greenwood)
  • D.C.: Isabella Alarie, National Cathedral School (Washington)
  • Florida: Jazmine Jones, FAMU Developmental Research School (Tallahassee)
  • Georgia: Jenna Staiti, West Forsyth (Cumming)
  • Hawaii: Chanelle Molina, Konawaena (Kealakekua)
  • Idaho: Destiny Slocum, Mountain View (Meridian)
  • Illinois: Kiara Lewis, Whitney M. Young (Chicago)
  • Indiana: Jackie Young, Princeton Community High (Princeton)
  • Iowa: Elle Ruffridge, Pocahontas Area (Pocahontas)
  • Kansas: Kendrian Elliott, Wichita South (Wichita)
  • Kentucky: Erin Boley, Elizabethtown
  • Louisiana: Cara Ursin, Destrehan
  • Maine: Nia Irving, Lawrence (Fairfield)
  • Maryland: Mykea Gray, National Christian Academy (Fort Washington)
  • Massachusetts: Katie Benzan, Nobles School (Dedham)
  • Michigan: Kysre Gondrezick, Benton Harbor
  • Minnesota: Taylor Koenen, Shakopee
  • Mississippi: Myah Taylor, Olive Branch
  • Missouri: Taylor Baur, MICDS (St. Louis)
  • Montana: Sophia Stiles, Malta
  • Nebraska: Rylie Cascio Jensen, Fremont
  • Nevada: Katie Turner, Bishop Manogue Catholic (Reno)
  • New Hampshire: Becca Ripley, New Hampton School (New Hampton)
  • New Jersey: Jocelyn Willoughby, Newark Academy (Livingston)
  • New Mexico: Amaya Brown, Cibola High (Albuquerque)
  • New York: Dominique Toussaint, Christ the King (Middle Village)
  • North Carolina: Erin Whalen, Providence Day School (Charlotte)
  • North Dakota: Sarah Jacobson, Shanley (Fargo)
  • Ohio: Jensen Caretti, River (Hannibal)
  • Oklahoma: Aaliyah Wilson, Muskogee
  • Oregon: Evina Westbrook, South Salem (Salem)
  • Pennsylvania: Kelly Jekot, Cumberland Valley (Mechanicsburg)
  • Rhode Island: Celia Tomlinson, South Kingstown (Wakefield)
  • South Carolina: Jhileiya Dunlap, Dreher High (Columbia)
  • South Dakota: Brianna Kusler, Aberdeen Central (Aberdeen)
  • Tennessee: Crystal Dangerfield, Blackman (Murfreesboro)
  • Texas: Lauren Cox, Flower Mound
  • Utah: Kennedy Redding, Bountiful
  • Vermont: Sadie Otley, Champlain Valley Union (Hinesburg)
  • Virginia: Megan Walker, Monacan (North Chesterfield)
  • Washington: Mikayla Pivec, Lynnwood (Bothell)
  • West Virginia: Jordyn Dawson, Huntington
  • Wisconsin: Hannah Whitish, Barneveld
  • Wyoming: Robbi Ryan, Sheridan

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