Mississippi State’s Victoria Vivians was one of 30 players selected to the watch list for the WBCA Wade Trophy.
The Wade Trophy is awarded annually to the top NCAA Division I women’s basketball player who also excels off the the court.
It is the fourth national player of the year award that the sophomore guard is up for. Vivians earned her second straight Gillom Trophy on Monday, which is awarded to the top collegiate female basketball player in Mississippi.
The Carthage native ranks second in the SEC in scoring at 17.2 points per game including a 15.4 average in conference play.
Vivians was a first team All-SEC selection and a member of the SEC All-Tournament team after leading the Bulldogs to the championship game averaging 22 points.
The winner of the Wade Trophy will be announced during the WBCA Convention during the NCAA Women’s Final Four in Indianapolis.
Here is the list of candidates for the 2016 Wade Trophy in alphabetical order:
|Jillian Alleyne||University of Oregon||Forward||Senior|
|Ameryst Alston||Ohio State University||Guard||Senior|
|Rachel Banham||University of Minnesota||Guard||RS Senior|
|Imani Boyette||University of Texas||Center||Senior|
|Adut Bulgak||Florida State University||Center||Senior|
|Alaina Coates||University of South Carolina||Center||Junior|
|Nia Coffey||Northwestern University||Forward||Junior|
|Nina Davis||Baylor University||Forward||Junior|
|Diamond DeShields||University of Tennessee||Guard||RS Sophomore|
|Makayla Epps||University of Kentucky||Guard||Junior|
|Moriah Jefferson||University of Connecticut||Guard||Senior|
|Niya Johnson||Baylor University||Guard||Senior|
|Brionna Jones||University of Maryland||Center||Junior|
|Jonquel Jones||George Washington University||Forward||Senior|
|Brittney Martin||Oklahoma State University||Guard||Senior|
|Kelsey Mitchell||Ohio State University||Guard||Sophomore|
|Tiffany Mitchell||University of South Carolina||Guard||Senior|
|Adrienne Motley||University of Miami||Guard||Junior|
|Kelsey Plum||University of Washington||Guard||Junior|
|Aerial Powers||Michigan State University||Forward||Junior|
|Azurà Stevens||Duke University||Forward||Sophomore|
|Breanna Stewart||University of Connecticut||Forward||Senior|
|Morgan Tuck||University of Connecticut||Forward||Senior|
|Brianna Turner||University of Notre Dame||Forward||Sophomore|
|Victoria Vivians||Mississippi State University||Guard||Sophomore|
|Courtney Walker||Texas A&M University||Guard||Senior|
|Shatori Walker-Kimbrough||University of Maryland||Guard||Junior|
|Courtney Williams||University of South Florida||Guard||Senior|
|A’ja Wilson||University of South Carolina||Forward||Sophomore|