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Reese Placed on Wooden Award Preseason Top 50 Watch List

Nov 15, 2022

LOS ANGELES, Calif. - Cate Reese has been named to the Wooden Award Preseason Top 50 Watch List, as announced by the Los Angeles Athletic Club on Tuesday. 

Reese has garnered multiple preseason recognitions with her name also appearing on the Katrina McClain Award Preseason Watch List and Naimisth Trophy Watchlist. She was additionally named to the Preseason All-Pac-12 Team.

The Cypress, Texas, native returned for a fifth season with the Wildcats after attaining AP All-America honorable mention honors in 2022. She is a three-time All-Pac-12 honoree and was named to the Preseason All-Pac-12 Team for 2022-23. In the 2021-22 season Reese tallied 19 double-doubles and reached the 1,500 point threshold, and her 14.3 points per game and 6.0 rebounds per game led the Wildcats in the 2021-22 campaign.

The players on the list are considered strong candidates for the 2023 John R. Wooden Award Women's Player of the Year presented by Wendy's. Players not chosen to the preseason list are still eligible for the Wooden Award™ midseason list, late season list, and the National Ballot. The National Ballot consists of 15 top players who have proven to their universities that they meet or exceed the qualifications of the Wooden Award. Nearly 1,000 voters will rank in order 10 of those 15 players when voting opens prior to the NCAA Tournament and will allow voters to take into consideration performance during early round games. The Wooden Award All American Team™ will be announced the week of the "Elite Eight" round of the NCAA Tournament. The winner of the 2023 John R. Wooden Award will be presented in Los Angeles in April.