Diggins, Harris & Phillips named to WBCA Wade Watch List

Posted by RRR on Aug 04, 2010 at 2:09pm | Page Views: 3,065

Three Indiana natives have been named to the WBCA Wade Watch List for 2010-11. Skylar Diggins (SB Washington) of Notre Dame, Amber Harris (North Central) of Xavier and Ta’Shia Phillips (Brebeuf) of Xavier are three of 25 top NCAA Division I student-athletes who will be in the running for the State Farm Wade Trophy. The trophy will be announced in March at the WBCA National Convention, held in conjunction with the NCAA Women’s Final Four in Indianapolis.

The State Farm Wade Trophy, now in its 34th year and named after the late, legendary three-time national champion Delta State University coach, Lily Margaret Wade, debuted in 1978 as the first-ever women’s national player of the year award in college basketball. This highly prestigious award, regarded as the “Heisman of Women’s Basketball,” is organized by the WBCA, in conjunction with the National Association for Girls and Women in Sport.

The winner of the award will best embody the spirit of Lily Margaret Wade according to the following criteria: game and season statistics, leadership, character, effect on their team and overall playing ability.

Player profiles:


2010-2011 State Farm Wade Trophy Preseason List
The preseason candidates for The State Farm Wade Trophy are listed in alphabetical order:

Name Year Position Institution
Danielle Adams Senior Center Texas A&M
Kachine Alexander Senior Guard Iowa
Angie Bjorklund Senior Guard Tennessee
Kelley Cain Junior Center Tennessee
Elena Delle Donne Sophomore Forward Delaware
Skylar Diggins Sophomore Guard Notre Dame
Victoria Dunlap Senior Forward Kentucky
Dawn Evans Senior Guard James Madison
Brittney Griner Sophomore Center Baylor
Amber Harris Senior Forward Xavier
Tiffany Hayes Junior Guard Connecticut
Shenise Johnson Junior Guard Miami
Jantel Lavender Senior Center Ohio State
Maya Moore Senior Forward Connecticut
Nnemkadi Ogwumike Junior Forward Stanford
Kayla Pedersen Senior Forward Stanford
Ta’Shia Phillips Senior Center Xavier
Samantha Prahalis Junior Guard Ohio State
Chastity Reed Senior Forward Arkansas – Little Rock
Danielle Robinson Senior Guard Oklahoma
Sugar Rodgers Sophomore Guard Georgetown
Shekinna Stricklen Junior Guard Tennessee
Carolyn Swords Senior Center Boston College
Jasmine Thomas Senior Guard Duke
Courtney Vandersloot Senior Guard Gonzaga

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