2017 Wooden Award Midseason Top 25 list announced
The Los Angeles Athletic Club has announced its John R. Wooden Award Midseason Top 25. The list includes 25 student-athletes based on their performances during the first half of the 2016-17 season.
On the 2017 Wooden Award Midseason Top 25 list, one player not on the Preseason Top 30 was named to the Midseason Top 25: Napheesa Collier of Connecticut. Four schools have multiple selections that were chosen: Baylor (Nina Davis and Alexis Jones), Connecticut (Napheesa Collier, Kia Nurse, and Katie Lou Samuelson), Notre Dame (Lindsay Allen and Brianna Turner) and South Carolina (Alaina Coates and A’ja Wilson). Of the 25 student-athletes on the list, 14 are seniors and 21 are upperclassmen with no freshman making the list.
The ACC leads all conferences with six selections, followed by the Pac-12 with five, the Big Ten and SEC with four each, The American with three, the Big 12 with two and the Big East with one selection.
The list will be narrowed to 20 top players in early February. The winner will be announced April 7. The Wooden Award All-American Team will be announced the week of the Elite Eight round of the NCAA Tournament.
|Lindsay Allen||Notre Dame||ACC||5-8||Sr.||G|
|Alaina Coates||South Carolina||SEC||6-4||Sr.||C|
|Nia Coffey||Northwestern||Big Ten||6-1||Sr.||F|
|Napheesa Collier||Connecticut||The American||6-1||Soph.||F|
|Nina Davis||Baylor||Big 12||5-11||Sr.||F|
|Jessica January||DePaul||Big East||5-7||Sr.||G|
|Alexis Jones||Baylor||Big 12||5-9||Sr.||G|
|Brionna Jones||Maryland||Big Ten||6-3||Sr.||C|
|Kelsey Mitchell#||Ohio State||Big Ten||5-8||Jr.||G|
|Kia Nurse||Connecticut||The American||6-0||Jr.||G|
|Leticia Romero||Florida State||ACC||5-8||Sr.||G|
|Katie Lou Samuelson||Connecticut||The American||6-3||Soph.||G/F|
|Brianna Turner||Notre Dame||ACC||6-3||Jr.||F|
|Victoria Vivians||Mississippi State||SEC||6-1||Jr.||G|
|Shatori Walker-Kimbrough||Maryland||Big Ten||5-11||Sr.||G|
|Sydney Wiese||Oregon State||Pac-12||6-1||Sr.||G|
|A’ja Wilson#||South Carolina||SEC||6-5||Jr.||F|
# indicates player selected to the 2015-16 Wooden Award All-American Team