DIGGINS NAMED THE 2012 NANCY LIEBERMAN AWARD
TOP POINT GUARD
DETROIT, MI, March 30, 2012 -- The Rotary Club of Detroit announced today that University of Notre Dame junior Skylar Diggins has been selected as the 2012 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: Angel Goodrich (Kansas), Chelsea Gray (Duke), Odyssey Sims (Baylor).
Diggins, the 5-9 point guard, currently averages 16.7 ppg and leads the BIG EAST conference in assists (5.8 apg), steals (2.6 spg) and assist-to-turnover ratio (2.17). She has helped lead Notre Dame (34-3) to its second consecutive NCAA Women’s Final Four appearance.
She was named an Associated Press first-team All-American and earned spots on both the John R. Wooden Award and United States Basketball Writers Association (USBWA) All-America Teams.
THE NANCY LIEBERMAN AWARD
(February 17, 2012)
The Nancy Lieberman Award committee announces the final nominees for the 13th 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 2012. The announcement of the three finalists and one winner will be made during the Final Four Weekend (April 1-3, 2012). We will invite the winner to attend the award luncheon in Detroit, Michigan.
Here is the final nominee list (in alphabetical order):
1. Skylar Diggins, Notre Dame
2. Angel Goodrich, Kansas
3. Chelsea, Gray Duke
4. Bria Hartley, Connecticut
5. Lindsey Moore, Nebraska
6. Samantha Prahalis, Ohio State
7. Odyssey Sims, Baylor
8. Haley Steed, BYU
This year’s award will be presented at a noon luncheon at The Detroit Athletic Club on April 18, 2012 in Detroit, Michigan.
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
©2012, 2013 Detroit Rotary Point Guard Award LLC