Jan. 29, 2018
COLUMBUS, Ohio – For the fourth time in career, Kelsey Mitchell has been named one of 10 finalists for the Nancy Lieberman Award as announced by the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame and the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association on Monday.
Now in its nineteenth year, the award recognizes the top point guard in women’s NCAA Division I college basketball. Candidates exhibit the floor leadership, play-making and ball-handling skills of 1996 Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame inductee Nancy Lieberman.
Mitchell is averaging 24.8 points and a career-best 4.3 assist per game this season. She is second in the country in scoring and third in the country in three-pointers made with 81. Mitchell recently became the Big Ten’s all-time leading scorer and is currently seventh in NCAA history with 3,098 career points.
The Selection Committee for the Nancy Lieberman Award is composed of top women’s college basketball personnel including media members, head coaches, sports information directors and Hall of Famers. In March, five finalists will be presented to Ms. Lieberman and the Hall of Fame’s selection committee. Fans will also have the opportunity to vote for their favorite finalists to determine the Naismith Starting 5 at www.hoophallawards.com.
The winner of the 2018 Nancy Lieberman Point Guard Award will be announced during ESPN2’s telecast of the national semifinal games in the 2018 NCAA Women’s Final Four in Columbus, Ohio on Friday, March 30.