Odyssey Sims (Baylor) has added another honor to her collection as she was named to the five-member John R. Wooden Award Women’s All American Team, announced by The Los Angeles Athletic Club.
Voting by college basketball media members from throughout the nation took place from March 12 through 25, allowing voters to take into account play through the first two rounds of the NCAA Tournament. The All American Team is made up of the five student-athletes who received the highest point total over that period. All players have proven to their universities that they are making progress toward graduation and are maintaining at least a cumulative 2.0 GPA, an important component of the Award insisted upon by Coach Wooden.
Sims is one of two players who are repeat selections from last year. She averaged 28.5 points, No. 2 nationally, and 4.6 assists for the 32-5 Lady Bears while leading them to the Elite Eight, the Big 12 postseason title and a share of the Conference regular season crown. She was the 2014 Big 12 Player and Defensive Player of the Year.
The John R. Wooden Award Player of the Year will be announced as part of the 38th annual Wooden Award Gala presented by Wendy’s weekend April 10-12, 2014 at The Los Angeles Athletic Club. The event will honor the Men's and Women's Wooden Award winners, and will include the presentation of the Wooden Award All American Teams and the Legends of Coaching Award.