Brittney Griner, the 2012 State Farm Wade Trophy winner, headlines the WBCA’s 2012-13 preseason “Wade Watch” list.
UConn leads all schools with three players on the 25-member list = juniors Bria Hartley and Stefanie Dolson and sophomore Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis.
Baylor, Duke, Kansas, Nebraska and Penn State are represented by two players each.
A committee of coaches, administrators and media from across the United States compiled the list using the criteria: game and season statistics, leadership, character, effect on their team and overall playing ability.
Notre Dame’s Skylar Diggins, Delaware’s Elena Della Donne and Georgetown’s Sugar Rodgers join Griner on the preseason list for the third straight year. Alex Bentley of Penn State, Carolyn Davis of Kansas, Chiney Ogwumike of Stanford and Odyssey Sims of Baylor are making their second appearance on the list.
The Big East placed seven players on the ist, followed by the Big Ten and Big 12 conferences with five each, the Atlantic Coast Conference with three, the Southeastern Conference with two, and the Colonial Athletic Association and Ohio Valley and Pac-12 conferences with one each.
Here is the complete list of preseason candidates for the 2013 State Farm Wade Trophy in alphabetical order:
|Alex Bentley||Penn State||Guard||Senior|
|Heather Butler||UT Martin||Guard||Junior|
|Elena Delle Donne||Delaware||Forward||Senior|
|Skylar Diggins||Notre Dame||Guard||Senior|
|Tayler Hill||Ohio State||Guard||Senior|
|Maggie Lucas||Penn State||Guard||Junior|
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