Aug. 4, 2010
ATLANTA -- Oklahoma's Danielle Robinson was named one of 25 preseason candidates for The State Farm Wade Trophy Division I Player of the Year, announced by the Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) Wednesday.
The award is given to the student-athlete who best embodies the spirit of Lily Margaret Wade through game play, leadership, character, teamwork and overall playing ability.
Robinson was a finalist of the award last year and a member of the State Farm All-America Women's Basketball Team.
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 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 (NAGWS).
Included on the list are two-time Wade Trophy winner Maya Moore of Connecticut, Texas A&M's Danielle Adams, Baylor's Brittney Griner and Ohio State teammates Jantel Lavender and Samantha Prahalis.
The 2011 State Farm Wade Trophy winner will be announced at the WBCA National Convention, held in conjunction with the NCAA Women's Final Four, in Indianapolis.
|2010-11 "Wade Watch" List|
|Danielle Adams||Senior||Center||Texas A&M|
|Elena Delle Donne||Sophomore||Forward||Delaware|
|Skylar Diggins||Sophomore||Guard||Notre Dame|
|Dawn Evans||Senior||Guard||James Madison|
|Jantel Lavender||Senior||Center||Ohio State|
|Samantha Prahalis||Junior||Guard||Ohio State|
|Chastity Reed||Senior||Forward||Arkansas-Little Rock|
|Carolyn Swords||Senior||Center||Boston College|