Candidates for the 2019 Nancy Lieberman Award announced

The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame and the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association announced the watch list candidates for the 2019 Nancy Lieberman Award. The honor, in its 20th season, recognizes the nation’s top collegiate point guard. The initial watch list includes 20 candidates.

The award’s selection committee includes media members, head coaches, sports information directors and Hall of Famers. The list will be narrowed to 10 in mid-February. Fans will have a chance to vote for the five finalists who will be announced in March. The winner of the award will be revealed at the 2019 Final Four in Tampa, FL. Players can play their way onto and off of the list at any point in the 2018-19 season.

2019 Nancy Lieberman Award Candidates

  • Laia Raventos, Charlotte
  • Kennedy Leonard, Colorado
  • Crystal Dangerfield, Connecticut
  • Kelly Campbell, DePaul
  • Kyra Lambert, Duke
  • Taja Cole, Georgia
  • Kayla Goth, Kansas State
  • Channise Lewis, Maryland
  • Kenisha Bell, Minnesota
  • Paris Kea, North Carolina
  • Marina Mabrey, Notre Dame
  • Chastadie Barrs, Lamar
  • Carmen Grande, Ohio State
  • Sabrina Ionescu, Oregon
  • Destiny Slocum, Oregon State
  • Jessica Kovatch, Saint Francis
  • Tyasha Harris, South Carolina
  • Tiana Mangakahia, Syracuse
  • Evina Westbrook Tennessee
  • Chennedy Carter, Texas A&M

Previous Winners

Season Player School Class
1999–00 Sue Bird Connecticut Sophomore
2000–01 Sue Bird Connecticut Junior
2001–02 Sue Bird Connecticut Senior
2002–03 Diana Taurasi Connecticut Junior
2003–04 Diana Taurasi Connecticut Senior
2004–05 Temeka Johnson LSU Senior
2005–06 Ivory Latta North Carolina Junior
2006–07 Lindsey Harding Duke Senior
2007–08 Kristi Toliver Maryland Junior
2008–09 Renee Montgomery Connecticut Senior
2009–10 Andrea Riley Oklahoma State Senior
2010–11 Courtney Vandersloot Gonzaga Senior
2011–12 Skylar Diggins Notre Dame Junior
2012–13 Skylar Diggins Notre Dame Senior
2013–14 Odyssey Sims Baylor Senior
2014–15 Moriah Jefferson Connecticut Junior
2015–16 Moriah Jefferson Connecticut Senior
2016–17 Kelsey Plum Washington Senior
2017–18 Sabrina Ionescu Oregon Sophomore
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