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Michaela Onyenwere Named to Cheryl Miller Award Top 10 Watch List

Feb 3, 2021

Michaela Onyenwere's Stats

Springfield, Mass. – Senior forward Michaela Onyenwere has been named to the Cheryl Miller Award Top 10 Watch List, the Naismith Memorial Hall of Fame and the Women's College Basketball Association (WBCA) announced Wednesday. The award is presented annually to the nation's best small forward.
 
Fans are encouraged to participate in Fan Voting presented by Dell Technologies in each of the three rounds of consideration for the nominees. The current watch list of 10 players will be narrowed to five in early March. The five finalists will be presented to Miller and the winner of the 2021 Cheryl Miller Award will be presented on Friday, April 9, 2021, along with the rest of the Women's Starting Five.
 
Onyenwere is putting together a stellar senior season with the Bruins. She ranks fifth in the Pac-12 in scoring (17.1 ppg) and second in rebounding (8.8 rpg), as she is the only player to rank in the top five in both categories. She has scored in double figures in all but one game this season and has climbed to 14th place on UCLA's all-time scoring list with 1,654 career-points. The Aurora, Colo., native has tallied five double-doubles this season, including a dominant 33 point-10 rebound effort in the Bruins' win on the road at Oregon (Jan. 3). The senior has helped lead the Bruins to five-straight victories and a 10-2 overall record. UCLA has checked in at No. 5 on the AP Top 25 in back-to-back weeks.
 
Women's Starting Five Fan Voting presented by Dell Technologies is scheduled to go live on Friday, Feb. 5 at 1:00 p.m. PT on HoophallAwards.com. Fan voting helped Onyenwere advance to the Cheryl Miller Award Top 10 last season, and could help her advance even further in the award process this year.
 
2021 Cheryl Miller Award Candidates*
Grace Berger, Indiana
Ashley Joens, Iowa State
Rhyne Howard, Kentucky
Rickea Jackson, Mississippi State
Haley Jones, Stanford
Mia Davis, Temple
Rennia Davis, Tennessee
Vivian Gray, Texas Tech
Michaela Onyenwere, UCLA
Ivana Raca, Wake Forest
 
*Players can play their way onto and off of the list at any point in the 2020-21 season.