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SEC lands seven on Wooden Women's Midseason Top 25 list

277 days ago
SEC Staff
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LOS ANGELES, Ca. -- The Los Angeles Athletic Club has announced its John R. Wooden Award® presented by Wendy's® Midseason Top 25. Chosen by a poll of national college basketball experts based on their performances during the first half of the 2017-18 season, the list comprises of 25 student-athletes who are front-runners for the sport's most prestigious honor.

The SEC leads all conferences with seven selections on the Midseason Top 25, followed by the ACC, Pac-12, and The American with four selections apiece, and the Big 12 and Big Ten with three each.

The players on the list are considered strong candidates for the 2018 John R. Wooden Award presented by Wendy's. The leading candidates will be further pared to 20 top players in early February. Fifteen top players who have proven to their universities that they are also making progress toward graduation and maintaining at least a cumulative 2.0 GPA will be submitted to voters on the Final Ballot prior to the NCAA Tournament. The Wooden Award All American Team™ will be announced the week of the Elite Eight round of the NCAA Tournament. The winner of the 2018 John R. Wooden Award will be presented during the ESPN College Basketball Awards presented by Wendy's on Friday, April 6.

Wooden Award 2017-18 Midseason Top 25

NameSchoolConferenceHeightClassPosition
Kristine AnigweCaliforniaPac-126-4Jr.C/F
Ariel AtkinsTexasBig 125-11Sr.G
Monique BillingsUCLAPac-126-4Sr.F
Kalani BrownBaylorBig 126-7Jr.C
Lexie BrownDukeACC5-9Sr.G
Jordin CanadaUCLAPac-125-6Sr.G
Chennedy CarterTexas A&MSEC5-7Fr.G
Napheesa Collier#ConnecticutThe American6-1Jr.F
Sophie CunninghamMissouriSEC6-1Jr.G
Asia DurrLouisvilleACC5-10Jr.G
Katelynn FlahertyMichiganBig Ten5-7Sr.G
Megan GustafsonIowaBig Ten6-3Jr.F
Sabrina IonescuOregonPac-125-11Soph.G
Brooke McCartyTexasBig 125-4Sr.G
Teaira McCowanMississippi StateSEC6-7Jr.C
Kelsey Mitchell#Ohio StateBig Ten5-8Sr.G
Jaime NaredTennesseeSEC6-2Sr.G/F
Kia NurseConnecticutThe American6-0Sr.G
Arike OgunbowaleNotre DameACC5-8Jr.G
Mercedes RussellTennesseeSEC6-6Sr.C
Katie Lou Samuelson#ConnecticutThe American6-3Jr.G/F
Shakayla ThomasFlorida StateACC5-11Sr.F
Victoria ViviansMississippi StateSEC6-1Sr.G
Gabby WilliamsConnecticutThe American5-11Sr.F
A'ja Wilson#South CarolinaSEC6-5Sr.F

# indicates player selected as a 2016-17 Wooden Award All American