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Wade Trophy Watch

2021 Wade Trophy Watch List

Name Institution Position Height Current Year
Janelle Bailey North Carolina Center 6-4 Sr.
Kierstan Bell Florida Gulf Coast Guard 6-1 So.
Grace Berger Indiana Guard 6-0 Jr.
Aliyah Boston South Carolina Forward 6-5 So.
Jessika Carter Mississippi State Forward 6-5 Jr.
Charli Collier Texas Forward 6-5 Jr.
Zia Cooke South Carolina Guard 5-9 So.
Elissa Cunane NC State Center 6-5 Jr.
Rennia Davis Tennessee Guard 6-2 Sr.
Chelsea Dungee Arkansas Guard 5-11 RS Sr.
Dana Evans Louisville Guard 5-6 Sr.
Dyasia Fair Buffalo G 5-5 So.
Vivian Gray Texas Tech Guard 6-1 Sr.
Arella Guirantes Rutgers Guard 5-11 RS Sr.
Anastasia Hayes Middle Tennessee Guard 5-7 RS. Jr. 
Naz Hillmon Michigan Forward 6-2 Jr
Rhyne Howard Kentucky Guard 6-2 Jr.
Lexie Hull Stanford Guard 6-0 Jr
Rickea Jackson Mississippi State Forward 6-2 Soph.
Ashley Joens Iowa State Guard 6-0 Jr.
N’dea Jones Texas A&M Forward 6-2 Sr.
Micaela Kelly Central Michigan Guard 5-6 Sr.
Ayoka Lee Kansas State Center 6-6 Soph.
Natasha Mack Oklahoma State Forward 6-4 Sr. 
Tiana Mangakahia Syracuse Guard 5-6 5th Yr.
Aari McDonald Arizona Guard 5-6 Sr.
Olivia Nelson-Ododa Connecticut Forward 6-5 Jr.
Michaela Onyenwere UCLA Forward 6-0 Sr.
Charisma Osborne UCLA Guard 5-9 Soph.
Ashley Owusu Maryland Guard 6-0 Soph.
Ali Patberg Indiana Guard 5-11 Sr.
Lindsey Pulliam Northwestern Guard 5-10 Sr.
Maddy Siegrist Villanova Forward 6-1 Soph.
Destiny Slocum Arkansas Guard 5-7 RS Sr.
NaLyssa Smith Baylor Forward 6-2 Jr.
Evina Westbrook Connecticut Guard 6-0 RS. Jr.
Christyn Williams Connecticut Guard 5-11 Jr.
Kiana Williams Stanford Guard 5-8 Sr.

    The Wade Trophy is named after the late, legendary Lily Margaret Wade, coach of three-time national champion Delta State University. It debuted in 1978 as the first-ever college women's basketball national player of the year award and is awarded annually to the best college women's basketball player in the country who not only excels athletically, but serves as a positive role model both on and off the court. The Wade Trophy is announced and presented with the award each year during the WBCA National Convention.

    Past Recipients
     

    2021- NaLyssa Smith, Baylor
    2020 - Sabrina Ionescu, Oregon
    2019 - Sabrina Ionescu, Oregon
    2018 -  A'ja Wilson, South Carolina
    2017 - Kelsey Plum, Washington
    2016 - Breanna Stewart, Connecticut
    2015 - Breanna Stewart, Connecticut
    2014 - Odyssey Sims, Baylor
    2013 - Brittney Griner, Baylor
    2012 - Brittney Griner, Baylor
    2011 - Maya Moore, Connecticut
    2010 - Maya Moore, Connecticut
    2009 - Maya Moore, Connecticut
    2008 - Candice Wiggins, Stanford
    2007 - Candace Parker, Tennessee
    2006 - Seimone Augustus, LSU
    2005 - Seimone Augustus, LSU
    2004 - Alana Beard, Duke
    2003 - Diana Taurasi, Connecticut
    2002 - Sue Bird, Connecticut
    2001 - Jackie Stiles, Southwest Missouri State
    2000 - Edwina Brown, Texas
    1999 - Stephanie White-McCarty, Purdue
    1998 - Ticha Penicheiro, Old Dominion
    1997 - DeLisha Milton, Florida
    1996 - Jennifer Rizzotti, Connecticut
    1995 - Rebecca Lobo, Connecticut
    1994 - Carol Ann Shudlick, Minnesota
    1993 - Karen Jennings, Nebraska
    1992 - Susan Robinson, Penn State
    1991 - Daedra Charles, Tennessee
    1990 - Jennifer Azzi, Stanford
    1989 - Clarissa Davis, Texas
    1988 - Teresa Weatherspoon, Louisiana Tech
    1987 - Shelly Pennefather, Villanova
    1986 - Kamie Ethridge, Texas
    1985 - Cheryl Miller, USC
    1984 - Janice Lawrence, Louisiana Tech
    1983 - LaTaunya Pollard, Long Beach State
    1982 - Pam Kelly, Louisiana Tech
    1981 - Lynette Woodard, Kansas
    1980 - Nancy Lieberman, Old Dominion
    1979 - Nancy Lieberman, Old Dominion
    1978 - Carol Blazejowski, Montclair State