Wednesday, March 07, 2012
Today UConn Sr. G Tiffany Hayes was named the 15 finalists for the 2011-12 John R. Wooden Award as announced by the Los Angeles Athletic Club. The National Ballot, consisting of these top 15 players, will be mailed to Wooden Award voters this week, and voting begins March 12th. Selected by the Wooden Award National Advisory Board, the ballot is made up of 15 student-athletes who are the final contenders for women’s college basketball’s most prestigious honor. Hayes was unanimously selected to the All-Big East First Team after leading the Huskies in scoring (15.1 ppg) and steals (2.6 spg) as she is second in rebounding with 5.7 grabs per game. Hayes and Green Bay’s Julie Wojta were the only players who were not on the midseason Wooden Award list, but who made the final ballot.