VANDERSLOOT NAMED THE 2011 NANCY LIEBERMAN AWARD
DETROIT, MI, April 1, 2011 -- The Rotary Club of Detroit announced today that Gonzaga University senior Courtney Vandersloot has been selected as the 2011 Nancy Lieberman Award winner. The award recognizes the nation’s top collegiate point guard in women’s Division I basketball. The criteria for the award are the floor leadership, play-making and ball-handling skills that personified Hall of Famer Nancy Lieberman during her career. Sportswriters from across the country determined the award winner and finalists.
The three finalists (in alphabetical order) are: Skylar Diggins (Notre Dame), Jeanette Pohlen (Stanford), Danielle Robinson (Oklahoma).
Vandersloot, the 5-8 point guard, is the first in NCAA Division I history, male or female, to accumulate more than 2,000 points and 1,000 assists. She finished with 2,073 points and 1,118 assists. Averaging 19.8 points per game, Vandersloot led the nation in assists for the second year in a row averaging 10.2.
She broke the NCAA single-season assist record with 367 this year. The record had stood since 1987. She also became Gonzaga’s single season scoring leader with 712, breaking the record established in 1985.
She is the 2011 Frances Pomeroy Naismith Award winner and was selected by the United States Basketball Writers Association (USBWA) to their All-America team. She is a finalist for the State Farm Wade Trophy, the John R. Wooden Award and the WBCA State Farm All-America Team.
Vandersloot helped the Bulldogs reach their first ever Elite Eight appearance and finish 31-5.
(February 18, 2011)
The Nancy Lieberman Award committee announces the final nominees for the 12th Annual Nancy Lieberman Award. The award is a national project of the Rotary Club of Detroit honoring the nation’s top collegiate point guard in women’s Division I basketball. The criteria for the award are the floor leadership, play-making and ball-handling skills that personified Hall of Famer, Nancy Lieberman during her career. Sportswriters from across the country have determined this final nominee list. They will select three finalists from this list and one winner at the beginning of April 2011. The announcement of the three finalists and one winner will be made during the Final Four Weekend (April 3-5, 2011). We will invite the winner to attend the award luncheon in Detroit, Michigan.
Here is the final nominee list (in alphabetical order):
You can visit the official Nancy Lieberman Award website at (www.pointguard.org). Questions about the award, luncheon, luncheon tickets or sponsorships please contact Chris Flynn, Co-Chair, at (313)824-4264 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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