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Lindsay Whalen reflects on Naismith Hall of Fame selection and coaching in the portal era

Lindsay Whalen reflects on Naismith Hall of Fame selection and coaching in the portal era

MINNEAPOLIS – A few days after being named one of the 13-member Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame Class of 2022, Minnesota Golden Gophers head coach Lindsay Whalen told local reporters that it is still sinking…

South Carolina sweeps Naismith honors, Staley also earns USBWA award

South Carolina sweeps Naismith honors, Staley also earns USBWA award

For the first time in Naismith Awards history, one program has swept all three women’s basketball awards. South Carolina head coach Dawn Staley earned the Werner Ladder Naismith Women’s Coach of the Year honor. The…

DePaul’s Aneesah Morrow named 2022 WBCA NCAA Division I Freshman of the Year 

DePaul’s Aneesah Morrow named 2022 WBCA NCAA Division I Freshman of the Year 

Aneesah Morrow of DePaul University is the 2022 WBCA NCAA Division I Freshman of the Year.  “Aneesah most certainly contributed to DePaul’s success and we recognize and applaud her immediate impact this season,” WBCA Executive…

Northwestern’s Veronica Burton named 2022 WBCA NCAA Division I Defensive Player of the Year

Northwestern’s Veronica Burton named 2022 WBCA NCAA Division I Defensive Player of the Year

Veronica Burton of Northwestern University is the 2022 WBCA NCAA Division I Defensive Player of the Year. The award honors the best defensive women’s basketball player in NCAA Division I.   “Veronica Burton played an incredibly…

Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame announces eligible candidates for the Class of 2022

Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame announces eligible candidates for the Class of 2022

The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame announced the list of eligible candidates for the Class of 2022. The list includes candidates who have previously been on the ballot. The finalists from the North American…

A Tribute to Mel Greenberg: Basketball Hall of Fame’s 2021 Curt Gowdy Print Media Award Winner

A Tribute to Mel Greenberg: Basketball Hall of Fame’s 2021 Curt Gowdy Print Media Award Winner

Congratulations to Mel Greenberg for receiving the Curt Gowdy Print Media Award. #GowdyAward pic.twitter.com/LO7pciHoSb — Basketball HOF (@Hoophall) September 11, 2021 On September 10, 2021, sportswriter Mel Greenberg was honored by the Basketball Hall of Fame…

Iowa’s Caitlin Clark wins the 2021 Dawn Staley Award

Iowa’s Caitlin Clark wins the 2021 Dawn Staley Award

The Phoenix Club of Philadelphia announced Caitlin Clark as the winner of the 2021 Dawn Staley Award. The Iowa freshman and All-American guard led the nation in scoring, averaging 26.7 points per game, and was…

Kentucky head coach Kyra Elzy is the 2021 Spalding Maggie Dixon NCAA Division I Rookie Coach of the Year

From the WBCA: First-year University of Kentucky head coach Kyra Elzy is the 2021 Spalding Maggie Dixon NCAA Division I Rookie Coach of the Year, the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association announced today. The award honors…

The 2021 Naismith Trophy Women’s Player of the Year Semifinalists

The 2021 Naismith Trophy Women’s Player of the Year Semifinalists

The semifinalists for the 2021 Naismith Trophy for Women’s Player of the Year include 11 players. Four finalists will be named on March 19, 2021. The winner will be announced on April 3, 2021. FIRST…

Finalists for the 2021 Nancy Lieberman Point Guard of the Year Award

The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame and the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association announced the five finalists for the 2021 Nancy Lieberman Point Guard of the Year Award. The honor recognizes the top point guards in NCAA Division I college women’s basketball. Aari McDonald (Arizona) Didi Richards (Baylor) Paige Bueckers…

Girls Roster for the 2021 McDonald’s All-American Games

Girls Roster for the 2021 McDonald’s All-American Games

While the McDonald’s All-American Games have been canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, McDonald’s still selected All American Games teams. The girl’s team includes 24 players. Four players from both California and Georgia, the most…

Midseason Watch List for the 2021 Wade Trophy

Midseason Watch List for the 2021 Wade Trophy

The WBCA NCAA Division I Coaches’ All-America Selection Committee added six athletes to the list of candidates for the 2021 Wade Trophy: Kierstan Bell of Florida Gulf Coast, Grace Berger of Indiana, Dyasia Fair of…

Midseason team for the 2021 Naismith Trophy for Women’s Player of the Year

Midseason team for the 2021 Naismith Trophy for Women’s Player of the Year

The Midseason team for the 2021 Naismith Trophy for Women’s Player of the Year includes 30 players. The list will be narrowed down to 10 national semifinalists on March 2, 2021. Four finalists will be…

Top 10 candidates for the 2021 Nancy Lieberman Award

The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame and the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association announced the top ten candidates for the 2021 Nancy Lieberman Award. The honor recognizes the top point guard in women’s NCAA Division…

John R. Wooden Award 2020-21 Midseason Top 25 Watch List

John R. Wooden Award 2020-21 Midseason Top 25 Watch List

The John R. Wooden Award announced the Midseason Top 25 Watch List that includes athletes chosen by a preseason poll of national women’s college basketball media members based on performances during the 2020-21 season so…

The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame announced eligible candidates for the Class of 2021

The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame announced eligible candidates for the Class of 2021

The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame announced eligible candidates for the Class of 2021. The list includes twenty women. Val Ackerman (Contributor) Leta Andrews (Coach) Jennifer Azzi (Player) Swin Cash (Player) Yolanda Griffith (Player))…

John R. Wooden Award 2020-21 preseason Top 30 Watch List

John R. Wooden Award 2020-21 preseason Top 30 Watch List

The John R. Wooden Award announced the Preseason Top 30 Watch List, 30 athletes chosen by a preseason poll of national women’s college basketball media members. Players not on the preseason list are still eligible…

WBCA announces preseason 2021 Wade Trophy Watch List

WBCA announces preseason 2021 Wade Trophy Watch List

The WBCA announced the preseason watch list for the 2021 Wade Trophy, an award presented to the best player in college women’s basketball. The Wade Trophy, in its 44th year, is the oldest national player of…

The 2021 Naismith Trophy Watch List

The 2021 Naismith Trophy Watch List

The 2021 Women’s Jersey Mike’s Naismith Trophy Watch List includes 50 players representing 11 conferences, with the Big 12, Pac-12, and SEC having nine players each. UConn leads the list with four players, followed by…

Matthew Mitchell steps down as Kentucky head coach, Kyra Elzy named interim head coach

Matthew Mitchell steps down as Kentucky head coach, Kyra Elzy named interim head coach

Kentucky head coach Matthew Mitchell announced Thursday that he has retired from coaching. Kentucky director of athletics Mitch Barnhart named associate head coach Kyra Elzy as interim head coach, effective immediately. From Kentucky: Mitchell retires…

Arike Ogunbowale, Candace Parker and Courtney Vandersloot earn 2020 WNBA Peak Performer Awards

Arike Ogunbowale, Candace Parker and Courtney Vandersloot earn 2020 WNBA Peak Performer Awards

The league’s annual Peak Performer Awards are for players who lead the league in scoring, rebound, and assists during the regular season. Each winner receives a Tiffany & Co. trophy in honor of her accomplishments.…

The 2020 Naismith Starting Five announced

The 2020 Naismith Starting Five announced

The Basketball Hall of Fame and Women’s Basketball Coaches Association announced this year’s five positional award winners, the Naismith Starting Five. A selection committee for each award to evaluated candidates throughout the 2019-20 season. Fans also…

Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Class of 2020 includes Tamika Catchings, Kim Mulkey, and Barbara Stevens

Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Class of 2020 includes Tamika Catchings, Kim Mulkey, and Barbara Stevens

The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame includes four-time Olympic gold medalist Tamika Catchings, three-time NCAA National Championship Coach of Baylor Kim Mulkey, and five-time Division II National Coach of the Year Barbara Stevens. sion…

Sabrina Ionescu wins the 2020 Wade Trophy, headlines WBCA NCAA DI Coaches’ All-America team

Sabrina Ionescu wins the 2020 Wade Trophy, headlines WBCA NCAA DI Coaches’ All-America team

Oregon senior guard Sabrina Ionescu is the 2020 Wade Trophy recipient and headlines the 2020 WBCA NCAA Division I Coaches’ All-America team. She joins Nancy Lieberman, Seimone Augustus, Brittney Griner, Breanna Stewart, and Maya Moore…

The  2020 John R. Wooden Award All American Team

The 2020 John R. Wooden Award All American Team

The Los Angeles Athletic Club announced the 2020 John R. Wooden Award All American Team. The team includes five student-athletes who were the top vote-getters for the prestigious honor. Name School Conference Class Position Lauren…