USBWA Women's National Player of the Year

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USBWA Women's National Player of the Year Award
Awarded forTop player in NCAA Division I women's basketball
CountryUnited States
Presented byUnited States Basketball Writers Association
First awarded1988
Currently held byCaitlin Clark, Iowa
Websitehttp://www.sportswriters.net

The United States Basketball Writers Association National Player of the Year Award is an award that has been presented by the United States Basketball Writers Association since the 1987–88 season to the top women's college basketball player in NCAA Division I.[1]

Since 2012, the award has been named the Ann Meyers Drysdale Award in honor of the former UCLA four-time All-American player.

Winners[edit]

Year Winner School Position Class
1988 Sue Wicks Rutgers F Senior
1989 Clarissa Davis Texas F Senior
1990 Jennifer Azzi Stanford G Senior
1991 Dawn Staley Virginia G Junior
1992 Dawn Staley (2) Virginia G Senior
1993 Sheryl Swoopes Texas Tech G/F Senior
1994 Lisa Leslie USC C Senior
1995 Rebecca Lobo UConn[a] C Senior
1996 Saudia Roundtree Georgia G Senior
1997 Kate Starbird Stanford G Senior
1998 Chamique Holdsclaw Tennessee F Junior
1999 Chamique Holdsclaw (2) Tennessee F Senior
2000 Tamika Catchings Tennessee F Junior
2001 Ruth Riley Notre Dame C Senior
2002 Sue Bird UConn[a] G Senior
2003 Diana Taurasi UConn[a] G Junior
2004 Alana Beard[2] Duke G Senior
2005 Seimone Augustus LSU F Junior
2006 Ivory Latta North Carolina G Junior
2007 Candace Parker[3] Tennessee C Junior
2008 Candace Parker (2) [4] Tennessee C Senior
2009 Maya Moore UConn[a] F Sophomore
2010 Tina Charles[5] UConn[a] C Senior
2011 Maya Moore (2) [6] UConn[a] F Senior
2012 Brittney Griner Baylor C Junior
2013 Brittney Griner (2) [7] Baylor C Senior
2014 Breanna Stewart UConn F Sophomore
2015 Breanna Stewart (2)[8] UConn F Junior
2016 Breanna Stewart (3)[9] UConn F Senior
2017 Kelsey Plum[10] Washington G Senior
2018 A'ja Wilson[11] South Carolina F Senior
2019 Megan Gustafson[12] Iowa PF/C Senior
2020 Sabrina Ionescu[13] Oregon PG Senior
2021 Paige Bueckers[14] UConn G Freshman
2022 Aliyah Boston South Carolina F Junior
2023 Caitlin Clark[15] Iowa PG Junior

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External links[edit]

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f The University of Connecticut used "Connecticut" as its primary athletic brand until changing it to "UConn" starting with the 2013–14 school year.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "USBWA WOMEN'S HONORS". www.sportswriters.net. Retrieved 2016-03-29.
  2. ^ "Alana Beard Named USBWA National Player Of The Year". goduke.com. Retrieved 2016-04-05.
  3. ^ "OhioStateBuckeyes.com USBWA Announces 2006-07 Women's Honors :: The Ohio State University official athletic site The Ohio State University official athletic site :: Women's Basketball". www.ohiostatebuckeyes.com. Retrieved 2016-04-05.
  4. ^ "USBWA > News > 2008 Women's Honors". www.sportswriters.net. Retrieved 2016-04-05.
  5. ^ "Another Honor For Tina Charles". tribunedigital-thecourant. Retrieved 2016-04-05.
  6. ^ "Maya Moore Named U.S. Basketball Writers Player Of Year". tribunedigital-thecourant. Retrieved 2016-04-05.
  7. ^ "Brittney Griner Repeats as USBWA Player of the Year". www.kxxv.com. Retrieved 2016-04-05.
  8. ^ "UConn's Breanna Stewart Named USBWA National Player of the Year » True Blue UConn". True Blue UConn. Retrieved 2016-04-05.
  9. ^ "USBWA > News > 2015-16 Women's All-America Team". www.sportswriters.net. Retrieved 2016-04-05.
  10. ^ "USBWA Presents 2016-17 Women's Honors" (Press release). United States Basketball Writers Association. Retrieved 31 March 2017.
  11. ^ "A'ja Wilson Picked as USBWA National Player of the Year" (Press release). South Carolina Gamecocks. March 30, 2018. Retrieved March 30, 2018.
  12. ^ "USBWA ANNOUNCES 2018-19 WOMEN'S HONORS" (Press release). United States Basketball Writers Association. April 5, 2019. Retrieved April 5, 2019.
  13. ^ "Sabrina Ionescu named USBWA National Player of the Year". nbcsports.com. March 25, 2020.
  14. ^ "UConn's Bueckers Wins 2020-21 Ann Meyers Drysdale Award" (Press release). United States Basketball Writers Association. April 4, 2021. Retrieved April 4, 2021.
  15. ^ "Iowa's Clark wins 2022-23 Ann Meyers Drysdale Award" (Press release). United States Basketball Writers Association. March 31, 2023. Retrieved April 1, 2023.