Mississippi State sophomore guard Victoria Vivians was placed on her second national player of the year watch list.
Last month, Vivians was placed on the Wooden Award watch list and this week she earned a spot on the watch list for the Ann Meyers Drysdale Award
The Carthage native is one of only 20 players from around the country picked for the watch list and one of five from the Southeastern Conference.
“I’m honored to be considered for this award,” Vivians said. “There are some outstanding players on this list, and I appreciate the USBWA recognizing my hard work. I also have to thank my teammates and coaches, because I wouldn’t have received this opportunity without their support and encouragement.”
Vivians led the Bulldogs in scoring last year and has continued that trend this season. She sits sixth in the SEC averaging 17.2 points per game thus far.
The Ann Meyers Drysdale Award went to Connecticut forward Breanna Stewart the last two seasons. This year’s award will be presented at the College Basketball Awards gala in Oklahoma City on April 11.