John R. Wooden Award Presented by Wendy’s
2020-21 Preseason Top 30
|Aliyah Boston||South Carolina||SEC||So.||F|
|Paige Bueckers||Connecticut||Big East||Fr.||G|
|Charli Collier||Texas||Big 12||Jr.||F/C|
|Zia Cooke||South Carolina||SEC||So.||G|
|Elissa Cunane||NC State||ACC||Jr.||C|
|Vivian Gray||Texas Tech||Big 12||Sr.||G|
|Arella Guirantes||Rutgers||Big Ten||Sr.||G|
|Naz Hillmon||Michigan||Big Ten||Jr.||F|
|Rickea Jackson||Mississippi State||SEC||So.||F|
|Ashley Joens||Iowa State||Big 12||Jr.||G/F|
|N’dea Jones||Texas A&M||SEC||Sr.||F|
|Ayoka Lee||Kansas State||Big 12||So.||C|
|Olivia Nelson-Ododa||Connecticut||Big East||Jr.||F|
|Ali Patberg||Indiana||Big Ten||Sr.||G|
|Lindsey Pulliam||Northwestern||Big Ten||Sr.||G|
|NaLyssa Smith||Baylor||Big 12||Jr.||F|
|Evina Westbrook||Connecticut||Big East||Jr.||G|
|Christyn Williams||Connecticut||Big East||Jr.||G|
Preseason Poll - The John R. Wooden Award Preseason Committee begins the selection process in October of the year preceding the Wooden Award announcement. The committee evaluates players to determine the Women’s Preseason Top 30.
Midseason Poll - In mid January, the committee whittles the list down to the Midseason Top 25 candidates. Players who do not make the Preseason or Midseason lists are still eligible for consideration for the final ballot.
Late Season Poll - In early February, the committee whittles the list down to the Late Season Top 20 candidates. These lists are intended to give our voters an indication of players in contention for the Award. Players who do not make the Preseason, Midseason, or Late Season lists are still eligible for consideration for the final ballot.
From these three lists, the Wooden Award offices begins to certify with universities and colleges that players are making progress toward graduation and have a minimum GPA of 2.00 at their current institution (certified by the university). In addition, following the release of the midseason poll, additional players are tracked and certified to meet the Wooden Award criteria.
The winner of the John R. Wooden Award presented by Wendy's as the women's player of the year will be announced during the ESPN College Basketball Awards in Los Angeles. The ESPN College Basketball Awards is also broadcast live on ESPN2.
Fan Voting: www.woodenawardvote.com
Since its inception, the John R. Wooden Award Trophy presented to “The Outstanding College Basketball Player in the United States,” is given to the player who receives the most points in the annual balloting. A candidate’s performance in the regular season, conference tournaments and postseason are taken into account by voters, as is the player’s character.
|2020||Sabrina Ionescu||University of Oregon|
|2019||Sabrina Ionescu||University of Oregon|
|2018||A'ja Wilson||University of South Carolina|
|2017||Kelsey Plum||University of Washington|
|2016||Breanna Stewart||University of Connecticut|
|2015||Breanna Stewart||University of Connecticut|
|2014||Chiney Ogwumike||Stanford University|
|2013||Brittney Griner||Baylor University|
|2012||Brittney Griner||Baylor University|
|2011||Maya Moore||University of Connecticut|
|2010||Tina Charles||University of Connecticut|
|2009||Maya Moore||University of Connecticut|
|2008||Candace Parker||University of Tennessee|
|2007||Candace Parker||University of Tennessee|
|2006||Seimone Augustus||Louisiana State University|
|2005||Seimone Augustus||Louisiana State University|
|2004||Alana Beard||Duke University|