Vivians still in running for Wooden Award

Victoria Vivians

Victoria Vivians

Mississippi State’s Victoria Vivians was named to the Late Season Top 20 for the John R. Wooden Award, which is presented annually to the top women’s college basketball player.

The sophomore guard from Carthage ranks second in the Southeastern Conference averaging 17 points per game and has scored in double figures in 24 of the Bulldogs’ 26 games this season.

Vivians joins the South Carolina duo of Tiffany Mitchell and A’ja Wilson as the only SEC players to make the cut.

Before the NCAA Tournament field is set, 15 finalists will be selected for the Wooden Award. It will be presented at the ESPN College Basketball Awards Show.

UConn’s Breanna Stewart claimed the Wooden Award last year.

2015-16 John R. Wooden Award Late Season Top 20

Name Height Class Position School Conference
Jillian Alleyne 6-3 Sr. F Oregon Pac-12
Ameryst Alston 5-9 Sr. G Ohio State Big Ten
Rachel Banham 5-9 Sr. G Minnesota Big Ten
Jordin Canada 5-6 Soph. G UCLA Pac-12
Nia Coffey 6-1 Jr. F Northwestern Big Ten
Nina Davis
5-11 Jr. F Baylor Big 12
Moriah Jefferson 5-7 Sr. G Connecticut The American
Brionna Jones 6-3 Jr. C Maryland Big Ten
Kelsey Mitchell 5-8 Soph. G Ohio State Big Ten
Tiffany Mitchell
5-9 Sr. G South Carolina SEC
Kelsey Plum 5-8 Jr. G Washington Pac-12
Aerial Powers 6-0 Jr. F Michigan State Big Ten
Azurá Stevens 6-6 Soph. F/G Duke ACC
Breanna Stewart
6-4 Sr. F Connecticut The American
Morgan Tuck 6-2 Jr. F Connecticut The American
Brianna Turner 6-3 Soph. F Notre Dame ACC
Victoria Vivians 6-1 Soph. G Mississippi State SEC
Shatori Walker-Kimbrough 5-11 Jr. G Maryland Big Ten
Courtney Williams 5-8 Sr. G South Florida The American
A’ja Wilson 6-5 Soph. F South Carolina SEC

 

I have covered Mississippi State in some capacity since 2004 and joined the Daily Journal staff in 2013. I enjoy short walks on the beach, performing concerts in my car and watching professional wrestling.

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