Noelle Quinn Named To Wade Watch List
Aug. 18, 2006
UCLA senior guard Noelle Quinn (Los Angeles, Calif./Bishop Montgomery HS) is amongst 25 players named to the preseason 'Wade Watch' list for The State Farm Wade Trophy NCAA Division I Player of the Year for the 2006-07 season. The list is comprised of student-athletes who are members of an NCAA Division I institution and are selected based on the following criteria: game and season statistics, leadership, character, effect on their team and overall playing ability. The national awards committee who selects these candidates is comprised of leading basketball coaches, journalists and basketball administrators.
Quinn was an AP and WBCA/Kodak honorable mention All-American a year ago after averaging a team-best and career-high 18.1 points and 8.2 rebounds per game. During the last 16 games of the season, she averaged 20.5 points and 8.9 rebounds while shooting 53.2% from the field. She finished the year ranked third in the Pac-10 in scoring, second in rebounding and fourth in assists (3.84) and earned first-team All-Pac-10 honors for the second time in her career. The 2004 Pac-10 Freshman of the Year has earned Pac-10 Player of the Week honors a Pac-10 record-tying eight times in her career. Quinn was also a first-team CoSIDA Academic All-District first-team honoree in 2005-06 and was a two-time Pac-10 All-Academic selection. For her career, she averages 17.1 points, 7.8 rebounds, 3.5 assists and 2.1 steals per game.
The State Farm Wade Trophy, now in its 29th year and named after the late, legendary three-time national champion Delta State University coach, Lily Margaret Wade, debuted in 1978 as the first-ever women's national player of the year award in college basketball. This highly prestigious award, regarded as the 'Heisman of Women's Basketball', is organized by the Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA), in conjunction with the National Association for Girls and Women in Sport (NAGWS).
The 2007 State Farm Wade Trophy winner will be announced during the WBCA National Convention held in conjunction with the NCAA Women's Final Four in Cleveland, Ohio, March 30-April 3, 2007.
2006-07 Women's Nominees
1. Matee Ajavon, Junior, G (Rutgers University)
2. Alison Bales, Senior, C (Duke University)
3. Marissa Coleman, Sophomore, G/F (University of Maryland)
4. Jazz Covington, Senior, C (University of Louisville)
5. Jessica Davenport, Senior, C (The Ohio State University)
6. Jessica Dickson, Senior, F (University of South Florida)
7. Shay Doron, Senior, G (University of Maryland)
8. Sylvia Fowles, Junior, C (Louisiana State University)
9. Katie Gearlds, Senior, G/F (Purdue University)
10. Lindsey Harding, Senior, G (Duke University)
11. Tasha Humphrey, Junior, F (University of Georgia)
12. Tiffany Jackson, Senior, F (University of Texas)
13. Crystal Kelly, Junior, F (Western Kentucky University)
14. Crystal Langhorne, Junior, C/F (University of Maryland)
15. Erlana Larkins, Junior, F (University of North Carolina)
16. Ivory Latta, Senior, G (University of North Carolina)
17. Eshaya Murphy, Senior, G (University of Southern California)
18. Courtney Paris, Sophomore, C (University of Oklahoma)
19. Candace Parker, Sophomore, F (University of Tennessee)
20. Armintie Price, Senior, G (University of Mississippi)
21. Noelle Quinn, Senior, G (UCLA)
22. Jillian Robbins, Senior, F (University of Tulsa)
23. Brooke Smith, Senior, C (Stanford University)
24. Kristi Toliver, Sophomore, G (University of Maryland)
25. Candice Wiggins, Junior, G (Stanford University)