Candice Wiggins Named To Wooden Award Midseason Watch List
Feb. 6, 2007
STANFORD, Calif.- Junior guard Candice Wiggins (San Diego, Calif.) has been named to the John R. Wooden Award Midseason All-America Team, which includes the nation's top 20 players to this point in the season who will contend for this year's player of the year award. The list is based on individual player performance and team records through the first half of the season.
Wiggins, the two-time All-American and Pac-10 Player of the Year, currently leads the Cardinal in scoring at 16.6 points per game and is the team's top three-point threat with a 50-120 success rate. She has started 20 of Stanford's 23 games (missing three contests due to injury) and is also averaging 4.4 rebounds, 3.7 assists and 31.6 minutes per game.
Also recognized as a preseason Wade Trophy and Naismith Trophy candidate, Wiggins continues to establish herself as one of the best players in the country. A two-time Pac-10 Player of the Week award winner this year, Wiggins was named a Preseason All-American by the Associated Press and an ESPN.com Preseason First Team All-American.
Wiggins has scored at least 20 points in five different games this year, including a season-best 30-point effort in Stanford's 73-65 overtime victory at then-No. 10 Arizona State. Wiggins has scored in double-figures 17 times overall, led the Cardinal in scoring seven times while posting one double-double.
In March, the John R. Wooden Committee will cut the list down to an official voting ballot consisting of approximately 15 players who have proven to their universities that they are also making progress toward graduation and maintaining a cumulative 2.0 GPA. Over 200 voters, comprised of sports media members and women's college basketball experts across the nation, will then cast their votes for the five-member All-American team and Wooden Award honor as the most outstanding female collegiate basketball player in the nation.
The 2007 Award ceremony, which will include the presentation of the Men's and Women's Wooden Award, the Wooden Award All-American Teams, and the Legends of Coaching Award to recipient Gene Keady of Purdue University, will be held at The Los Angeles Athletic Club on April 7, 2007. The top five male and female finalists will be invited to Los Angeles for the awards ceremony and will receive a contribution from The Los Angeles Athletic Club for their university's general scholarship fund.
Women's Wooden Award Midseason All-American TeamMarissa Coleman 6'1' So. G/F MarylandJessica Davenport 6'5' Sr. C Ohio StateJessica Dickson 5'11' Sr. F South FloridaSylvia Fowles 6'6' Jr. C LSUKatie Gearlds 6'1' Sr. G/F PurdueChrissy Givens 5'11' Sr. G Middle TennesseeLindsey Harding 5'8' Sr. G DukeTasha Humphrey 6'3' Jr. F GeorgiaTiffany Jackson 6'3' Sr. F TexasCrystal Kelly 6'3' Jr. F Western KentuckyCrystal Langhorne 6'2' Jr. C/F MarylandErlana Larkins 6'1' Jr. F North CarolinaIvory Latta* 5'6' Sr. G North CarolinaAngel McCoughtry 6'1' So. F LouisvilleBernice Mosby 6'1' Sr. F BaylorCourtney Paris* 6'4' So. C OklahomaCandace Parker 6'4' So. F/C/G TennesseeArmintie Price 5'9' Sr. G MississippiAbby Waner 5'10' So. G DukeCandice Wiggins 5'11' Jr. G Stanford
*Indicates player was a 2005-2006 Wooden Award All-American