Four BIG EAST Women's Basketball Standouts Highlight Preseason Wade Watch Selections

ATLANTA, Ga. - UConn rising senior and two-time winner Maya Moore headlines a talented group of individuals who has been selected to the 2010-11 preseason "Wade Watch" list for the State Farm Wade Trophy Division I Player of the Year. Moore is one of four BIG EAST players among the 25-player docket, tying the league with the SEC for the most members from one conference.
 
Joining Moore is teammate and rising junior Tiffany Hayes along with Notre Dame rising sophomore guard Skylar Diggins and Georgetown rising sophomore Sugar Rodgers.
 
All the nominees are student-athletes who best embody the spirit of Lily Margaret Wade according to the following criteria: game and season statistics, leadership, character, effect on their team and overall playing ability.

The BIG EAST and SEC each have four student-athletes on the list, followed by the ACC (3), Big Ten (3), Big 12 (3), Atlantic-10 (2), Colonial Athletic (2), Pac-10 (2), Sun Belt (1) and West Coast (1).
2010-2011 State Farm Wade Trophy Preseason List
The preseason candidates for The State Farm Wade Trophy are listed in alphabetical order:
Name
Year
Position
Institution
Danielle Adams
Senior
Center
Texas A&M University
Kachine Alexander
Senior
Guard
University of Iowa
Angie Bjorklund
Senior
Guard
University of Tennessee
Kelley Cain
Junior
Center
University of Tennessee
Elena Delle Donne
Sophomore
Forward
University of Delaware
Skylar Diggins
Sophomore
Guard
University of Notre Dame
Victoria Dunlap
Senior
Forward
University of Kentucky
Dawn Evans
Senior
Guard
James Madison University
Brittney Griner
Sophomore
Center
Baylor University
Amber Harris
Senior
Forward
Xavier University
Tiffany Hayes
Junior
Guard
University Of Connecticut
Shenise Johnson
Junior
Guard
University of Miami
Jantel Lavender
Senior
Center
Ohio State University
Maya Moore
Senior
Forward
University Of Connecticut
Nnemkadi Ogwumike
Junior
Forward
Stanford University
Kayla Pedersen
Senior
Forward
Stanford University
Ta'Shia Phillips
Senior
Center
Xavier University
Samantha Prahalis
Junior
Guard
Ohio State University
Chastity Reed
Senior
Forward
Univ. of Arkansas - Little Rock
Danielle Robinson
Senior
Guard
University of Oklahoma
Sugar Rodgers
Sophomore
Guard
Georgetown University
Shekinna Stricklen
Junior
Guard
University of Tennessee
Carolyn Swords
Senior
Center
Boston College
Jasmine Thomas
Senior
Guard
Duke University
Courtney Vandersloot
Senior
Guard
Gonzaga University

The Wade Trophy Coalition was established in June of 2000 when the WBCA partnered with The National Association of Girls and Women in Sport (NAGWS). For the past nine years the two have worked together to present The State Farm Wade Trophy Player of the Year Award. A committee comprised of coaches, administration and media from across the United States selects the winner.