Onyenwere Named to Women’s Jersey Mike’s Naismith Trophy Watch List
Atlanta, Ga. – Michaela Onyenwere was to the Women's Jersey Mike's Naismith Trophy Watch List, the Atlanta Tipoff Club announced Wednesday. Onyenwere is one of 50 players on the current watch list that will be trimmed down throughout the season.
Onyenwere is one of nine Pac-12 student-athletes to be named to the preseason top 50, as the Pac-12 is tied with the Big 12 and SEC for the most players on the watch list.
The preseason list of 50 will be trimmed down to a midseason 30 in early February. 10 semifinalists will be named on March 2, 2021, and four finalists will be named on March 19, 2021. The winner of the 2021 Jersey Mike's Naismith Trophy for Women's Player of the Year will be announced on April 3, 2021.
The senior from Aurora, Colo., has already compiled accolades ahead of the 2020-21 season, as she has been named to the Cheryl Miller Award Watch List and earned Preseason AP All-America honors earlier last week.
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Founded during the 1956-57 season, the Atlanta Tipoff Club is committed to promoting the game of basketball and recognizing the outstanding accomplishments of those who make the game so exciting. The Atlanta Tipoff Club administers the Naismith Awards, the most prestigious national honors in all of college and high school basketball. Named in honor of Dr. James Naismith, inventor of the game of basketball, the family of Naismith Awards annually recognizes the most outstanding men's and women's college and high school basketball players and coaches. Other Naismith Awards are presented to the men's and women's college basketball defensive players of the year, as well as lifetime achievement awards to basketball officials and outstanding contributors to the game. UCLA's very own Lew Alcindor received the first Jersey Mike's Naismith Trophy in 1969, while the late Anne Donovan (Old Dominion) was the inaugural women's recipient in 1983. Corporate partners of the Naismith Awards include Jersey Mike's and Werner Ladder.
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