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WBCA Defensive Player of the Year presented by United States Marine Corps

Definition
The WBCA Division I Defensive Player of the Year Award presented by United States Marine Corps honors the best defensive collegiate NCAA Division I women's basketball player.

Eligibility
All Division I Conference Defensive Players of the Year are eligible to be nominated for the WBCA Division I Defensive Player of the Year Award presented by United States Marine Corps. Conferences that do not select a Defensive Player of the Year may submit a nominee to represent their conference.

Criteria

• Must be a Conference Defensive Player of the Year (Division I only)
• Present-year game-by-game statistics (steals, defensive rebounds, offensive rebounds, blocked shots, and offensive charges)
• Awards/Achievements

Nomination
When the Division I Conference Defensive Players of the Year are selected, the WBCA will collect all criteria listed above from the conference SIDs. A spreadsheet will be compiled and sent to the WBCA Division I Defensive Player of the Year committee for review.

Selection
The WBCA Division I Defensive Player of the Year selection committee will review the compiled spreadsheet prior to the selection conference call in March. During the call, the committee will discuss the candidates and then they will select the recipient of the WBCA Division I Defensive Player of the Year Award presented by United States Marine Corps.

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Presentation
The WBCA Division I Defensive Player of the Year Award presented by United States Marine Corps is presented during the WBCA Awards Show, which is held as part of the WBCA National Convention.

Past WBCA Division I Defensive Players of the Year:
2013 - Brittney Griner, Baylor University
2012 - Brittney Griner, Baylor University
2011 - Brittney Griner, Baylor University
2010 - Monica Wright, University of Virginia
2009 - Jennifer Risper, Vanderbilt University
2008 - Sylvia Fowles, Louisiana State University
2007 - Lindsey Harding, Duke University

 

 


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