McDonald Named to Wooden Award National Ballot
TUCSON, Ariz. – Aari McDonald was recognized for another national award on Saturday as she was named to the Wooden Award National Ballot. She is one of three Pac-12 players on the ballot, joining Stanford's Haley Jones and Kiana Williams.
The senior finished the season leading the Pac-12 in scoring and steals per game for the third-straight season, a feat no other player in conference history has achieved. During the regular season, she averaged 19.4 points, 5.0 rebounds, 4.4 assists and 2.7 steals per game.
After two Pac-12 Tournament games, McDonald now averages 19.3 points, 5.1 rebounds, 4.5 assists and 2.7 steals per game.
McDonald is up for plenty of top awards this season, as she is a finalist for the Lieberman Point Guard of the Year Award, is a semifinalist for the Naismith Player of the Year and Naismith Defensive Player of the Year and is on the Wade Trophy Watch List.
Earlier this week, McDonald was named the Pac-12 Player of the Year and Co-Defensive Player of the Year, becoming Arizona's first Conference Player of the Year since Adia Barnes in 1998. She was named Defensive Player of the Year for the second year in a row.
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