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Haley Jones» Naismith Trophy Watch List
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Francesca Belibi • Sophomore • Centennial, Colo. • Undeclared

A Pac-12 All-Freshman Team honorable mention, Belibi appeared in all but one game as a rookie, making six starts. She finished the year averaging 6.6 points and 4.5 rebounds per game, shooting a blistering 58.2 percent from the floor, the fourth-best shooting percentage from a freshman in program history.

Only the second Stanford freshman to notch a double-double in their collegiate debut, Belibi finished in double-digit scoring nine times and gained steam as the season went on, including an impressive performance in the regular season finale: 18 points and nine rebounds at No. 24 Arizona State on 9-of-10 shooting from the field, one of 12 in program history to shoot at least 90 percent on at least 10 attempts. 

Katrina McClain Award
Named after the two-time All-American and 1987 National Player of the Year, the annual award in its fourth year recognizes the top power forward in women's NCAA Division I college basketball.

A national committee of top college basketball personnel determined the watch list of 20 candidates. College basketball fans are encouraged to participate in Fan Voting presented by Dell Technologies in each of the three rounds. In early February, the watch list of 20 players for the 2021 Katrina McClain Award will be narrowed to just 10. In early March, five finalists will be presented to Ms. McClain-Pittman and the Hall of Fame's selection committee.

The winner of the 2021 Katrina McClain Power Forward Award will be presented on Friday, April 9, 2021, along with the other four members of the Women's Starting Five. Additional awards being presented include the Nancy Lieberman Point Guard Award, the Ann Meyers Drysdale Shooting Guard Award, the Cheryl Miller Small Forward Award and the Lisa Leslie Center Award, in addition to the Men's Starting Five.

Previous winners of the Katrina McClain Power Forward of the Year Award include Ruthy Hebard, Oregon (2018, 2020) and Napheesa Collier, Connecticut (2019).

Cameron Brink • Freshman • Beaverton, Ore. • Undeclared

The program's 25th McDonald's All-American, Brink enters her freshman campaign for the Cardinal after averaging 19.7 points, 12.9 rebounds, 3.0 assists, 2.5 blocks and 2.4 steals as a senior at Mountainside High School in Oregon. Ranked the No. 3 player in the class, Brink was a 5-star talent and a two-time Gatorade Oregon Player of the Year. Additionally, Brink was also named a Jordan Brand Classic All-American, a Naismith High School All-American and a three-time Max Preps All-American.

Brink also features experience with USA Basketball, earning two gold medals for her country at the 2019 FIBA U19 World Cup and the 2018 FIBA U17 World Cup.

Katrina McClain Award
Named after the two-time All-American and 1987 National Player of the Year, the annual award in its fourth year recognizes the top power forward in women's NCAA Division I college basketball.

A national committee of top college basketball personnel determined the watch list of 20 candidates. College basketball fans are encouraged to participate in Fan Voting presented by Dell Technologies in each of the three rounds. In early February, the watch list of 20 players for the 2021 Katrina McClain Award will be narrowed to just 10. In early March, five finalists will be presented to Ms. McClain-Pittman and the Hall of Fame's selection committee.

The winner of the 2021 Katrina McClain Power Forward Award will be presented on Friday, April 9, 2021, along with the other four members of the Women's Starting Five. Additional awards being presented include the Nancy Lieberman Point Guard Award, the Ann Meyers Drysdale Shooting Guard Award, the Cheryl Miller Small Forward Award and the Lisa Leslie Center Award, in addition to the Men's Starting Five.

Previous winners of the Katrina McClain Power Forward of the Year Award include Ruthy Hebard, Oregon (2018, 2020) and Napheesa Collier, Connecticut (2019).

Lexie Hull • Junior • Spokane, Wash. • Management Science & Engineering

Hull featured a standout sophomore season, playing and starting all 33 games and leading the team the team in both rebounding (6.0) and steals (1.6), while ranking second in points (13.6) and assists (2.1). An All-Pac-12 honoree, Hull finished the year with 22 double-digit scoring efforts, including a career-high 29 against Colorado, and featured three double-doubles.

Hull is only one of nine players in program history with at least seven steals in a single game, hitting that number last season at home vs. Ohio State. Her sister, Lacie, is one of the others.

Naismith Trophy
Named in honor of Dr. James Naismith, inventor of the game of basketball, the family of Naismith Awards annually recognizes the most outstanding men's and women's college and high school basketball players and coaches. Other Naismith Awards are presented to the men's and women's college basketball defensive players of the year, as well as lifetime achievement awards to basketball officials and outstanding contributors to the game. UCLA's Lew Alcindor received the first Citizen Naismith Trophy in 1969, while the late Anne Donovan (Old Dominion) was the inaugural women's recipient in 1983. 

Wade Trophy
The Wade Trophy — now in its 43nd year — is the oldest and most prestigious national player of the year award in college women's basketball. It is named in honor of the late, legendary Delta State University head coach Lily Margaret Wade, who won three consecutive national championships with the Lady Statesmen. First awarded in 1978 by the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (AAHPERD), now known as SHAPE America, the Wade Trophy has been presented to the WBCA NCAA Division I National Player of the Year since 2001.

Wooden Award
Created in 1976, the John R. Wooden Award Program hosts the most prestigious honors in college basketball recognizing the Wooden Award Most Outstanding Player for men and women, the Wooden Award All American Teams for men and women and the annual selection of the Wooden Award Legends of Coaching recipient. Honorees have proven to their university that they meet or exceed the qualifications of the John R. Wooden Award as set forth by Coach Wooden and the Wooden Award Steering Committee, including making progress towards graduation and maintaining at least a 2.0 cumulative GPA. Previous winners include Larry Bird ('79), Michael Jordan ('84), Tim Duncan ('97), Kevin Durant ('07), Candace Parker ('07; '08), Maya Moore ('09; '11), Chiney Ogwumike ('14), Breanna Stewart ('15 and '16) and last year's recipients, Sabrina Ionescu of Oregon and Obi Toppin of Dayton.

Haley Jones • Sophomore • Santa Cruz, Calif. • Undeclared

Jones, the No. 1 recruit in the Class of 2019, appeared in 18 games for the Cardinal as a freshman, including 13 starts, before being sidelined with an injury in January.

She averaged 25.8 minutes, finishing the year with an average of 11.4 points, 4.2 rebounds and 2.4 assists per game and was the first freshman since Nicole Powell in 2001 to venture into double-digit scoring in each of her first four Pac-12 games. 

Naismith Trophy
Named in honor of Dr. James Naismith, inventor of the game of basketball, the family of Naismith Awards annually recognizes the most outstanding men's and women's college and high school basketball players and coaches. Other Naismith Awards are presented to the men's and women's college basketball defensive players of the year, as well as lifetime achievement awards to basketball officials and outstanding contributors to the game. UCLA's Lew Alcindor received the first Citizen Naismith Trophy in 1969, while the late Anne Donovan (Old Dominion) was the inaugural women's recipient in 1983. 

Cheryl Miller Award
Named after the three-time Naismith Player of the Year and Class of 1995 Hall of Famer, the annual award in its fourth year recognizes the top small forward in women's NCAA Division I college basketball.

A national committee of top college basketball personnel determined the watch list of 20 candidates. College basketball fans are encouraged to participate in Fan Voting presented by Dell Technologies in each of the three rounds. In early February, the watch list of 20 players for the 2021 Cheryl Miller Award will be narrowed to just 10. In early March, five finalists will be presented to Ms. Miller and the Hall of Fame's selection committee.

The winner of the 2021 Cheryl Miller Small Forward Award will be presented on Friday, April 9, 2021, along with the other four members of the Women's Starting Five. Additional awards being presented include the Nancy Lieberman Point Guard Award, the Ann Meyers Drysdale Shooting Guard Award, the Katrina McClain Power Forward Award, and the Lisa Leslie Center Award, in addition to the Men's Starting Five.

Previous winners of the Cheryl Miller Small Forward of the Year Award include Satou Sabally, Oregon (2020), Bridget Carleton, Iowa State (2019) and Gabby Williams, Connecticut (2018).

Kiana Williams • Senior • San Antonio, Texas • Science, Technology & Society

Williams led the way for the Cardinal as a junior, leading the team in points (15.0), assists (3.8) and made 3-pointers (67) en route to honorable mention All-America honors. 

Her 229 career 3-pointers currently ranks fifth in program history and are the fifth-most by any Power 5 player over the last three years in women's college basketball. Williams surpassed the 1,000-point mark for her career in December of last year and scored in double-figures in a team-high 25 times, including nine straight games to end the season. In back-to-back games at Utah and Colorado, Williams became the first Stanford player since Bonnie Samuelson in 2014-15 to combine for at least 11 made 3-pointers in consecutive outings. 

The 5-foot-8 guard was also named All-Pac-12, All-Pac-12 Tournament, WBCA All-Region and CoSIDA Academic All-District.

Naismith Trophy
Named in honor of Dr. James Naismith, inventor of the game of basketball, the family of Naismith Awards annually recognizes the most outstanding men's and women's college and high school basketball players and coaches. Other Naismith Awards are presented to the men's and women's college basketball defensive players of the year, as well as lifetime achievement awards to basketball officials and outstanding contributors to the game. UCLA's Lew Alcindor received the first Citizen Naismith Trophy in 1969, while the late Anne Donovan (Old Dominion) was the inaugural women's recipient in 1983. 

Wade Trophy
The Wade Trophy — now in its 43nd year — is the oldest and most prestigious national player of the year award in college women's basketball. It is named in honor of the late, legendary Delta State University head coach Lily Margaret Wade, who won three consecutive national championships with the Lady Statesmen. First awarded in 1978 by the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (AAHPERD), now known as SHAPE America, the Wade Trophy has been presented to the WBCA NCAA Division I National Player of the Year since 2001.

Wooden Award
Created in 1976, the John R. Wooden Award Program hosts the most prestigious honors in college basketball recognizing the Wooden Award Most Outstanding Player for men and women, the Wooden Award All American Teams for men and women and the annual selection of the Wooden Award Legends of Coaching recipient. Honorees have proven to their university that they meet or exceed the qualifications of the John R. Wooden Award as set forth by Coach Wooden and the Wooden Award Steering Committee, including making progress towards graduation and maintaining at least a 2.0 cumulative GPA. Previous winners include Larry Bird ('79), Michael Jordan ('84), Tim Duncan ('97), Kevin Durant ('07), Candace Parker ('07; '08), Maya Moore ('09; '11), Chiney Ogwumike ('14), Breanna Stewart ('15 and '16) and last year's recipients, Sabrina Ionescu of Oregon and Obi Toppin of Dayton.

Ann Meyers Drysdale Award
Named after the first player, male or female, named to the All-America Team in four straight college seasons, the annual award in its fourth year recognizes the top shooting guard in women's NCAA Division I college basketball.

A national committee of top college basketball personnel determined the watch list of 20 candidates. College basketball fans are encouraged to participate in Fan Voting presented by Dell Technologies in each of the three rounds. In early February, the watch list of 20 players for the 2021 Ann Meyers Drysdale Shooting Guard of the Year Award will be narrowed to just 10. In early March, five finalists will be presented to Ms. Meyers Drysdale and the Hall of Fame's selection committee.

The winner of the 2021 Ann Meyers Drysdale Award will be presented on Friday, April 9, 2021, along with the other four members of the Women's Starting Five. Additional awards being presented include the Nancy Lieberman Point Guard Award, the Cheryl Miller Small Forward Award, the Katrina McClain Power Forward Award, and the Lisa Leslie Center Award, in addition to the Men's Starting Five.

Previous winners of the Ann Meyers Drysdale Shooting Guard of the Year Award include Aari McDonald, Arizona (2020), Asia Durr, Louisville (2019) and Victoria Vivians, Mississippi State (2018).