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Six Added to Wade Watch List at Midseason Point

POSTED: February 10, 2021 -- 12:49 p.m. CT

The WBCA NCAA Division I Coaches' All-America Selection Committee has added six additional student-athletes to the "Wade Watch" list of candidates for the 2021 Wade Trophy, the Women's Basketball Coaches Association announced Wednesday.

Joining the preseason list of 33 Wade Trophy hopefuls are Kierstan Bell of Florida Gulf Coast, Grace Berger of Indiana, Dyasia Fair of Buffalo, Anastasia Hayes of Middle Tennessee, Haley Jones of Stanford, and Natasha Mack of Oklahoma State.

The Wade Trophy — now in its 44th year — is the oldest and most prestigious national player of the year award in women's college basketball. The award is named in honor of the late, legendary Delta State University head coach Lily Margaret Wade, who won three consecutive national championships with the Lady Statesmen. First awarded in 1978 by the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (AAHPERD), now known as SHAPE America, the Wade Trophy has been presented to the WBCA NCAA Division I National Player of the Year since 2001.

The WBCA will announce the four finalists for the honor in mid-March. The winner of the 2021 Wade Trophy will be announced in April.


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2021 Wade Watch Midseason List

Name
School
Position
Height
Class
Janelle Bailey North Carolina Center 6'4" Sr
Kierstan Bell Florida Gulf Coast Guard 6'1" Soph
Grace Berger Indiana Guard 6'0" Jr
Aliyah Boston South Carolina Forward 6'5" Soph
Jessika Carter Mississippi State Forward / Center 6'5" Jr
Charli Collier Texas Forward / Center 6'5" Jr
Zia Cooke South Carolina Guard 5'9" Soph
Elissa Cunane NC State Center 6'5" Jr
Rennia Davis Tennessee Guard / Forward 6'2" Sr
Chelsea Dungee Arkansas Guard 5'11" Redshirt-Sr
Dana Evans Louisville Guard 5'6" Sr
Dyasia Fair Buffalo Guard 5'5" Soph
Vivian Gray Texas Tech Guard 6'1" Sr
Arella Guirantes Rutgers Guard 5'11" Redshirt-Sr
Anastasia Hayes Middle Tennessee Guard 5'7" Redshirt-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 / Forward 6'0" Jr
Haley Jones Stanford Guard 6'1" Soph
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 Year
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/td>
Lindsey Pulliam Northwestern Guard 5'10" Sr
Maddy Siegrist Villanova Forward 6'1" Soph
Destiny Slocum Arkansas Guard 5'7" Redshirt-Sr
NaLyssa Smith Baylor Forward 6'2" Jr
Evina Westbrook Connecticut Guard 6'0" Redshirt-Jr
Christyn Williams Connecticut Guard 5'11" Jr
Kiana Williams Stanford Guard 5'8" Sr

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