Mississippi State’s Victoria Vivians has been selected to the Naismith Trophy Midseason Top 30.
The Naismith Trophy is presented to the player of the year in women’s college basketball.
Vivians is also up for two more national player of the year honors in the Wooden Award and the Ann Meyers Drysdale Award.
The 6-foot-1 sophomore guard is the first Bulldog to be named to the Naismith Trophy Midseason Top 30 since former Tupelo standout Tan White in 2005. Vivians, a Carthage native, is third in the SEC averaging 17 points per game.
The list will be trimmed to 10 semifinalists on March 3 and four finalists will be named on March 18. The winner will be announced at the NCAA Women’s Final Four on April 4.
UConn’s Breanna Stewart has claimed the Naismith Trophy in each of the last two seasons.