McBride among players on preseason list for Wade Trophy

By | October 10, 2013 6:19 pm | 0 Comments


Kayla McBride

Kayla McBride

Notre Dame guard Kayla McBride, a Villa Maria graduate, is one of 25 players on the preseason list for the Wade Trophy, which is presented annually to the NCAA Division I Player of the Year.

The award, is its 37th year, is presented by the National Association of Girls and Women in Sport and the WBCA. The list is “composed of top NCAA Division I women’s basketball players who best embody Wade’s spirit from 18 different institutions and seven conferences.”

A committee of coaches, administrators and media compiled the list, taking into account game and season statistics, leadership, character, effect on their team and overall playing ability.

McBride, a 5-foot 11-inch senior guard, has helped the Fighting Irish to appearances in the Final Four each of the past two seasons. As a junior, she ranked second on the team a scoring average of 15.9 points per game. She also set a Notre Dame record with a 90 percent free-throw percentage.

Here is the preseason list:

Player School Position Year
Natalie Achonwa Notre Dame Forward Senior
Rachel Banham Minnesota Guard Junior
Brittany Boyd California Guard Junior
Gennifer Brandon California Forward Senior
Jerica Coley FIU Guard Senior
Stefanie Dolson Connecticut Center Senior
Aaryn Ellenberg Oklahoma Guard Senior
Bashaara Graves Tennessee Forward Sophomore
Chelsea Gray Duke Guard Senior
Bria Hartley Connecticut Guard Senior
Jordan Hooper Nebraska Forward Senior
Maggie Lucas Penn State Guard Senior
Tyaunna Marshall Georgia Tech Guard Senior
Kayla McBride Notre Dame Guard Senior
Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis Connecticut Forward Junior
Chiney Ogwumike Stanford Forward Senior
Theresa Plaisance LSU Forward Senior
Ebony Rowe Middle Tennessee Forward Senior
Shoni Schimmel Louisville Guard Senior
Meighan Simmons Tennessee Guard Senior
Odyssey Sims Baylor Guard Senior
DeNesha Stallworth Kentucky Forward Senior
Breanna Stewart Connecticut Forward Sophomore
Alyssa Thomas Maryland Forward Senior
Elizabeth Williams Duke Center/Forward Junior


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