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USBWA Women's National Player of the Year

The United States Basketball Writers Association National Player of the Year Award is an award that has been presented by the United States Basketball Writers Association since the 1987–88 season to the top women's college basketball player in NCAA Division I.[1] Since 2012, the award has been named the Ann Meyers Drysdale Award in honor of the former UCLA four-time All-American player.

USBWA Women's National Player of the Year Award
Awarded forTop player in NCAA Division I women's basketball
CountryUnited States
Presented byUnited States Basketball Writers Association
First awarded1988
Currently held byMegan Gustafson, Iowa


Year Winner School Position Class
1988 Sue Wicks Rutgers F Senior
1989 Clarissa Davis Texas F Senior
1990 Jennifer Azzi Stanford G Senior
1991 Dawn Staley Virginia G Junior
1992 Dawn Staley (2) Virginia G Senior
1993 Sheryl Swoopes Texas Tech G/F Senior
1994 Lisa Leslie USC C Senior
1995 Rebecca Lobo Connecticut C Senior
1996 Saudia Roundtree Georgia G Senior
1997 Kate Starbird Stanford G Senior
1998 Chamique Holdsclaw Tennessee F Junior
1999 Chamique Holdsclaw (2) Tennessee F Senior
2000 Tamika Catchings Tennessee F Junior
2001 Ruth Riley Notre Dame C Senior
2002 Sue Bird Connecticut G Senior
2003 Diana Taurasi Connecticut G Junior
2004 Alana Beard [2] Duke G Senior
2005 Seimone Augustus LSU G Junior
2006 Ivory Latta North Carolina G Junior
2007 Candace Parker [3] Tennessee C Junior
2008 Candace Parker (2) [4] Tennessee C Senior
2009 Maya Moore Connecticut F Sophomore
2010 Tina Charles[5] Connecticut C Senior
2011 Maya Moore (2) [6] Connecticut F Senior
2012 Brittney Griner Baylor C Junior
2013 Brittney Griner (2) [7] Baylor C Senior
2014 Breanna Stewart Connecticut F Sophomore
2015 Breanna Stewart (2)[8] Connecticut F Junior
2016 Breanna Stewart (3)[9] Connecticut F Senior
2017 Kelsey Plum[10] Washington G Senior
2018 A'ja Wilson[11] South Carolina F Senior
2019 Megan Gustafson[12] Iowa PF/C Senior

External linksEdit


  1. ^ "USBWA WOMEN'S HONORS". Retrieved 2016-03-29.
  2. ^ "Alana Beard Named USBWA National Player Of The Year". Retrieved 2016-04-05.
  3. ^ " USBWA Announces 2006-07 Women's Honors :: The Ohio State University Official Athletic Site The Ohio State University Official Athletic Site :: Women's Basketball". Retrieved 2016-04-05.
  4. ^ "USBWA > News > 2008 Women's Honors". Retrieved 2016-04-05.
  5. ^ "Another Honor For Tina Charles". tribunedigital-thecourant. Retrieved 2016-04-05.
  6. ^ "Maya Moore Named U.S. Basketball Writers Player Of Year". tribunedigital-thecourant. Retrieved 2016-04-05.
  7. ^ "Brittney Griner Repeats as USBWA Player of the Year". Retrieved 2016-04-05.
  8. ^ "UConn's Breanna Stewart Named USBWA National Player of the Year » True Blue UConn". True Blue UConn. Retrieved 2016-04-05.
  9. ^ "USBWA > News > 2015-16 Women's All-America Team". Retrieved 2016-04-05.
  10. ^ "USBWA Presents 2016-17 Women's Honors" (Press release). United States Basketball Writers Association. Retrieved 31 March 2017.
  11. ^ "A'ja Wilson Picked as USBWA National Player of the Year" (Press release). South Carolina Gamecocks. March 30, 2018. Retrieved March 30, 2018.
  12. ^ "USBWA ANNOUNCES 2018-19 WOMEN'S HONORS" (Press release). United States Basketball Writers Association. April 5, 2019. Retrieved April 5, 2019.