Three Big 12 women’s basketball student-athletes were selected to the John R. Wooden Award® presented by Wendy’s® Midseason Top 25 list on Thursday. Texas senior guards Ariel Atkins and Brooke McCarty were on the list, along with Baylor center Kalani Brown.
Chosen by a poll of national college basketball experts based on their performances during the first half of the 2017-18 season, the list comprises of 25 student-athletes who are front-runners for the sport’s most prestigious honor.
The players on the list are considered strong candidates for the 2018 John R. Wooden Award presented by Wendy’s. The leading candidates will be further pared to 20 top players in early February. Fifteen top players who have proven to their universities that they are also making progress toward graduation and maintaining at least a cumulative 2.0 GPA will be submitted to voters on the Final Ballot prior to the NCAA Tournament. Every year, players have made the Final Ballot that
2018 John R. Wooden Award Midseason Top 25
Ariel Atkins, Texas, 5-11, Sr., G
Brooke McCarty, Texas, 5-4, Sr., G