Kansas' Angel Goodrich (3) passes the ball around Nebraska's Jordan Hooper (35) during the second half of an NCAA tournament first-round women's college basketball game in Little Rock, Ark., Sunday, March 18, 2012. Kansas won 57-49. (AP Photo/Danny Johnston)
ATLANTA – Kansas seniors Carolyn Davis and Angel Goodrich completed the sweep for the three major NCAA women’s basketball player of the year award watch lists, when the duo was named to the 2012-13 Naismith Women’s College Player of the Year presented by AT&T early season watch list, the Atlanta Tipoff Club announced Thursday.
The 50-player watch list was compiled by the Atlanta Tipoff Club’s Board of Selectors, which based its criteria on player performances from the previous year and expectations for the 2012-13 college basketball season. The Naismith Women’s College Player of the Year presented by AT&T will be awarded on April 8, 2013, in New Orleans, La.
Both Davis and Goodrich are among watch list candidates for the Wade Trophy, Wooden Award and Naismith Women’s College Player of the Year. Davis currently leads the team with 18.5 points per game, as No. 25 Kansas has jumped out to a 2-0 start. Goodrich leads the squad with 11 assists and seven steals, while averaging a second-best 12 points per contest.
In late February, the Atlanta Tipoff Club’s Board of Selectors will compile a mid-season team of the top-30 players in the nation. In March, the Naismith Trophy voting academy will vote to narrow the list to the four finalists.
For more information about the Naismith Women’s College Player of the Year, visit www.naismithawards.com. Davis and Goodrich, along with their teammates will be back in action Sunday, when Kansas hosts Wake Forest at Allen Fieldhouse for a 2 p.m. tip.