California point guard Brittany Boyd named to her fifth midseason trophy list

Brittany Boyd Named To Naismith Trophy Midseason 30 List

California point guard Brittany Boyd named to her fifth midseason trophy list
By Cal Athletics on Wed, February 12, 2014

BERKELEY – California junior guard Brittany Boyd has been named to her fifth midseason list for a national award this season after being selected to the Naismith Trophy Women’s Midseason 30 list, the Atlanta Tip-Off Club announced Wednesday.

Boyd has also been named to the midseason lists for the Dawn Staley Award (Phoenix Club of Philadelphia), the Nancy Lieberman Award (Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame) and the Wooden Award (Los Angeles Athletic Club), in addition to being included on the initial and updated Wade Trophy (WBCA) award lists. Boyd is one of just four players in the country to be named to all five of those lists, joining Jerica Coley (FIU), Bria Hartley (UConn) and Odyssey Sims (Baylor) as players honored by all five organizations this season.

The Naismith Trophy presented by AT&T is awarded annually to the men’s and women’s college basketball players of the year. The voting academy bases its criteria on player performance throughout the season. The Atlanta Tipoff Club’s Board of Selectors will narrow the 50 pre-season watch list down to a midseason team comprised of 30 candidates, which will be announced in February. From there, four finalists will be selected to the final ballot in March. The Naismith Award winner will be announced on April 7, 2014.

Boyd is averaging 15.1 points, 6.5 rebounds, 5.7 assists and 3.31 steals per game for the Golden Bears. She leads the Pac-12 in steals and assists while ranking fifth in the NCAA in steals per game. Boyd is the only non-senior on the NCAA’s active Top 25 list for career steals at 248.

2014 Naismith Trophy Midseason 30 List
Natalie Achonwa, Notre Dame
Rachel Banham, Minnesota
Tiffany Bias, Oklahoma State
Brittany Boyd, California
Hallie Christofferson, Iowa State
Jerica Coley, FIU
Diamond DeShields, North Carolina
Stefanie Dolson, UConn
Aaryn Ellenberg, Oklahoma
Christina Foggie, Vanderbilt
Markeisha Gatling, NC State
Bria Hartley, UConn
Jordan Hooper, Nebraska
Natasha Howard, Florida State
Tricia Liston, Duke
Jewell Lloyd, Notre Dame
Maggie Lucas, Penn State
Tyaunna Marshall, Georgia Tech
Kayla McBride, Notre Dame
Tiffany Mitchell, South Carolina
Kaleena Mosqueda-lewis, UConn
Chiney Ogwumike, Stanford
Theresa Plaisance, LSU
Ebony Rowe, Middle Tennessee
Shoni Schimmel, Louisville
Meighan Simmons, Tennessee
Odyssey Sims, Baylor
Breanna Stewart, UConn
Alyssa Thomas, Maryland
Elizabeth Williams, Duke


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