STARKVILLE - Mississippi State senior center Teaira McCowan is one of four finalists for the Honda Sport Award in Women's Basketball, the Collegiate Women Sports Awards has announced.
McCowan led Mississippi State in scoring and rebounding, averaging 18.4 points and 13.5 rebounds per game this season while shooting 66.2 percent from the field. Her percentage ranked fourth in the nation this year and is an MSU single-season record.
She posted 31 double-doubles, breaking her own MSU single-season record, which was third nationally. McCowan finished the year with 662 points which was 23rd in the nation and tied for ninth in school history.
The Brenham, Texas, native led the SEC in blocks (87) and rebounds (487). She is the NCAA Tournament's all-time leading rebounder with 240 career boards in the postseason.
The Honda Sport Award has been presented annually by the CWSA for the past 43 years to the top women athletes in 12 NCAA- sanctioned sports and signifies "the best of the best in collegiate athletics". The winner of the sport award becomes a finalist for the Collegiate Woman Athlete of the Year and the prestigious 2019 Honda Cup which will be presented on a live telecast on CBS Sports Network on Monday, June 24, 2019, in downtown Los Angeles.
The nominees were chosen by a panel of coaches representing the Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA). The Honda Sport award winner for basketball will be announced next week after voting by administrators from over 1,000 NCAA member schools. Each NCAA member institution has a vote.
Honda Sport Award Finalists
Asia Durr, Louisville
Megan Gustafson, Iowa
Sabrina Ionescu, Oregon
Teaira McCowan, Mississippi State