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WBCA NCAA Division I Defensive Player of the Year

Presented by the United States Marine Corps


The WBCA NCAA Division I Defensive Player of the Year Award presented by the United States Marine Corps honors the best defensive player in NCAA Division I women's basketball.  The award is presented each season during the WBCA Awards Show which is held in conjunction with the WBCA National Convention.

Eligibility

The defensive player of the year in each NCAA Division I conference is eligible for the award. A conference that does not select a defensive player of the year may nominate one player to represent the conference.

Criteria

 Must be an NCAA Division I conference defensive player of the year or be nominated by the conference if it does not select a defensive player of the year
Present-year game-by-game statistics (steals, defensive rebounds, offensive rebounds, blocked shots, and offensive charges)
Other Awards/Achievements

Nomination

Each conference communications director submits to the WBCA office the name of their defensive player of the year or nominee along with the statistics and other information listed in the criteria above.

Selection

The recipient is selected from the conference defensive players of the year/nominees by the WBCA NCAA Division I Defensive Player of the Year Selection Committee.

Past Recipients

2014 - Stefanie Dolson, University of Connecticut
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

Resources

 WBCA NCAA Division I Defensive Player of the Year Selection Committee