Dawn Staley Award

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Dawn Staley Award
Dawn Staley
Awarded forThe nation’s best guard in Women’s Division I college basketball
CountryUnited States
Presented byPhoenix Club of Philadelphia
First awarded2013
Currently held byCaitlin Clark, Iowa
WebsiteOfficial site

The Dawn Staley Award was established in 2013 to "recognize the nation’s best guard in Women’s Division I college basketball".[1] It was established by the Phoenix club of Philadelphia, an organization established to recognize the achievements of outstanding male and female basketball players. The award was named after Dawn Staley, a Philadelphia native recognized as one of the nation's best guards in women's college basketball history. The organization establish a watchlist of potential winners during the year and at the end of the season selects the player who "exemplifies the skills that Dawn possessed throughout her career; ball handling, scoring, her ability to distribute the basketball and her will to win".[1]


Season Player School Class Ref.
2012–13 Skylar Diggins Notre Dame Senior [2]
2013–14 Odyssey Sims Baylor Senior [3]
2014–15 Tiffany Mitchell South Carolina Junior [4]
2015–16 Moriah Jefferson UConn Senior [5]
2016–17 Kelsey Plum Washington Senior [6]
2017–18 Kelsey Mitchell Ohio State Senior [7]
2018–19 Asia Durr Louisville Senior [8]
2019–20 Tyasha Harris South Carolina Senior [9]
2020–21 Caitlin Clark Iowa Freshman [10]
2021–22 Caitlin Clark (2) Iowa Sophomore [11]
2022–23 Caitlin Clark (3) Iowa Junior [12]

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  1. ^ a b "The Dawn Staley Award Home". www.dawnstaleyaward.org. Retrieved 2016-04-09.
  2. ^ "Skylar Diggins to receive Dawn Staley award". The Philadelphia Tribune. Retrieved 2016-04-09.
  3. ^ Canizales, Nick. "Odyssey Sims Named Dawn Staley Award Winner". www.kcentv.com. Archived from the original on 2016-04-25. Retrieved 2016-04-09.
  4. ^ "Mitchell Wins The Dawn Staley Award University of South Carolina Official Athletic Site". www.gamecocksonline.com. Retrieved 2016-04-09.
  5. ^ "Jefferson Wins Dawn Staley Award". www.uconnhuskies.com. Archived from the original on 2016-04-08. Retrieved 2016-04-09.
  6. ^ "NCAA basketball: Kelsey Plum earns two more ncaa basketball awards". Excelle Sports. 2017-03-31. Retrieved 2017-04-01.
  7. ^ "Ohio State's Kelsey Mitchell named 2018 Dawn Staley Award winner". Land-Grant Holy Land. 2018-04-06. Retrieved 2017-04-01.
  8. ^ "Honors continue for Louisville guard Asia Durr". Cardinal Authority. Retrieved 2020-04-15.
  9. ^ "Tyasha Harris selected as the winner of the 2020 Dawn Staley Award". 2020-03-20. Retrieved 2020-03-20.
  10. ^ "Caitlin Clark Named The Dawn Staley Award 2021 Winner" (Press release). The Phoenix Club of Philadelphia. April 2, 2021. Retrieved June 6, 2022.
  11. ^ "Caitlin Clark Named The Dawn Staley Award 2022 Winner – Back-to-Back" (Press release). The Phoenix Club of Philadelphia. April 2, 2022. Retrieved June 6, 2022.
  12. ^ "Caitlin Clark Named The Dawn Staley Award 2023 Winner" (Press release). The Phoenix Club of Philadelphia. March 30, 2023. Retrieved June 6, 2022.