Tyasha Harris selected as the winner of the 2020 Dawn Staley Award
The Phoenix Club of Philadelphia announced that Tyasha Harris is the 2020 Dawn Staley Award winner. Harris, a senior all-American guard from South Carolina, averaged 12.1 points and 5.7 assists per game this past season. She led her team to a number one ranking in all national polls as well as SEC regular-season and tournament titles.
“It is a humbling thing each year to see the nation’s best guard be acknowledged as such with an award named after me, but this year it is a particular honor. The Dawn Staley Award going to a player I have had the immense privilege to coach over the last four years. Ty Harris is a special guard, a special player, a special person. She won a national championship as a freshman and spent the next two years working harder than any player in the country, honing her talents and quietly building one of the greatest careers in South Carolina history. This year it all paid off and the entire basketball world got to see her vision, her scoring ability, her tenacity, and her leadership as she raised her team to be the best in the nation. I could not be more proud of this young women and it is my distinct honor to recognize Ty Harris as the 2020 recipient of the Dawn Staley Award.”
This year’s award ceremony was canceled as a result of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. South Carolina will hold a special ceremony for Ty Harris where she will be recognized for winning the honor.