USBWA National Freshman of the Year

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USBWA National Freshman of the Year
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Awarded for the most outstanding freshmen male and female college basketball players
Country United States
Presented by United States Basketball Writers Association
First awarded 1989 (men)
2003 (women)
Currently held by Jabari Parker, Duke (male)
Diamond DeShields, North Carolina (female)
Official website Website

The USBWA National Freshman of the Year, the men's version of which is named the Wayman Tisdale Award, is an annual basketball award given to college basketball's two most outstanding male and female freshman players by the United States Basketball Writers Association, an association of college basketball journalists. The award was first given following the 1988–89 season for men, while the 2002–03 season marked the first season for the women's award. There has never been a tie for the men's award but there has been one for the women, when Tasha Humphrey of Georgia and Candice Wiggins of Stanford shared the 2004–05 award. Only two players—male or female—were also named the National Player of the Year (by receiving the Naismith, Wooden awards and/or Wade Trophy) in the same season as being named the USBWA Freshman of the Year: Kevin Durant of Texas in 2006–07 and Anthony Davis of Kentucky in 2011–12. Chris Jackson and Seimone Augustus, the two inaugural award winners for the men and women, respectively, were coincidentally both players at LSU.

On July 26, 2010, the USBWA announced that they would rename the men's National Freshman of the Year award after the late Wayman Tisdale, who in 1983 was named a first team All-American as a freshman.[1]

Key[edit]

    †     Co-National Freshman of the Year
    *     Awarded a national Player of the Year award:
the Naismith College Player of the Year or the John R. Wooden Award (or the Wade Trophy for women)

Winners[edit]

Men
Season Player School Position Reference
1988–89 Jackson, ChrisChris Jackson[a] LSU Point guard [2]
1989–90 Anderson, KennyKenny Anderson Georgia Tech Point guard [3]
1990–91 Rogers, RodneyRodney Rogers Wake Forest Forward [4]
1991–92 Webber, ChrisChris Webber Michigan Center [5]
1992–93 Kidd, JasonJason Kidd California Point guard [5]
1993–94 Smith, JoeJoe Smith Maryland Power forward / Center [2]
1994–97
No award given[b]
1997–98 Hughes, LarryLarry Hughes Saint Louis Shooting guard [6]
1998–99 Richardson, QuentinQuentin Richardson DePaul Small forward / Shooting guard [6]
1999–00 Gardner, JasonJason Gardner Arizona Point guard [6]
2000–01 Griffin, EddieEddie Griffin Seton Hall Center [6]
2001–02 Ford, T. J.T. J. Ford Texas Point guard [2]
2002–03 Anthony, CarmeloCarmelo Anthony Syracuse Small forward [5]
2003–04 Deng, LuolLuol Deng Duke Small forward [6]
2004–05 Williams, MarvinMarvin Williams North Carolina Power forward [4]
2005–06 Hansbrough, TylerTyler Hansbrough North Carolina Power forward [4]
2006–07 Durant, KevinKevin Durant* Texas Shooting guard / Small forward [7]
2007–08 Beasley, MichaelMichael Beasley Kansas State Power forward [2]
2008–09 Evans, TyrekeTyreke Evans Memphis Small forward / Point guard [8]
2009–10 Wall, JohnJohn Wall Kentucky Point guard [9]
2010–11 Sullinger, JaredJared Sullinger Ohio State Power forward [10]
2011–12 Davis, AnthonyAnthony Davis* Kentucky Center [11]
2012–13 Smart, MarcusMarcus Smart Oklahoma State Point guard [12]
2013–14 Parker, JabariJabari Parker Duke Small forward [13]
Women
Season Player School Position Reference
2002–03 Augustus, SeimoneSeimone Augustus LSU Shooting guard [14]
2003–04 Jackson, TiffanyTiffany Jackson Texas Forward [15]
2004–05 Humphrey, TashaTasha Humphrey Georgia Center [16]
2004–05 Wiggins, CandiceCandice Wiggins Stanford Shooting guard [16]
2005–06 Paris, CourtneyCourtney Paris Oklahoma Center [17]
2006–07 Charles, TinaTina Charles Connecticut Center [18]
2007–08 Moore, MayaMaya Moore Connecticut Small forward [19]
2008–09 Stricklen, ShekinnaShekinna Stricklen Tennessee Small forward / Guard [20]
2009–10 Griner, BrittneyBrittney Griner Baylor Center [21]
2010–11 Sims, OdysseyOdyssey Sims Baylor Guard [22]
2011–12 Williams, ElizabethElizabeth Williams Duke Center [23]
2012–13 Loyd, JewellJewell Loyd Notre Dame Guard [24]
2013–14 DeShields, DiamondDiamond DeShields North Carolina Guard [25]

Footnotes[edit]

  • a Chris Jackson legally changed his name to Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf in 1991 upon his conversion to Islam.[26]
  • b No award was given from 1995 to 1997, although the official USBWA website does not explain why.[27]

References[edit]

General
  1. "U.S. Basketball Writers Awards". United States Basketball Writers Association. Retrieved 12 April 2010. 
  2. "USBWA Women's Honors". United States Basketball Writers Association. Retrieved 12 April 2010. 
Specific
  1. ^ "USBWA's Freshman of the Year Award to Be Named for Wayman Tisdale". United States Basketball Writers Association. 26 July 2010. Retrieved 3 August 2010. 
  2. ^ a b c d "Kansas State's Beasley is 2007–08 USBWA National Freshman of the Year" (Press release). United States Basketball Writers Association. 12 March 2008. Retrieved 12 April 2010. 
  3. ^ "ACC 50th Anniversary Men's Basketball Team". Atlantic Coast Conference. 26 September 2002. Retrieved 12 April 2010. 
  4. ^ a b c "2009–10 NCAA Men's Basketball Season Awards". USA Today. 6 April 2010. Retrieved 12 April 2010. 
  5. ^ a b c "Wall Named Freshman Of The Year". Southeastern Conference. 22 March 2010. Retrieved 12 April 2010. [dead link]
  6. ^ a b c d e "NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Awards". The Sports Network. 2010. Retrieved 12 April 2010. 
  7. ^ "Kevin Durant". Player page. National Basketball Association. 2010. Retrieved 12 April 2010. 
  8. ^ "Evans Named USBWA National Freshman of the Year". University of Memphis. 25 March 2009. Retrieved 12 April 2010. 
  9. ^ Mills, Jeff (22 March 2010). "Writers select Kentucky's John Wall freshman of the year, Ohio State's Evan Turner player of the year". News-Record. Retrieved 12 April 2010. 
  10. ^ Ohio State's Sullinger wins 2011 Wayman Tisdale award, accessed March 15, 2011
  11. ^ Staff (13 March 2012). "Davis USBWA Freshman Of The Year". Lex18.com. Retrieved 13 March 2012. 
  12. ^ "OSU's Marcus Smart named USBWA Freshman of the Year". Tulsa World. 13 March 2013. Retrieved 13 March 2013. 
  13. ^ Borzello, Jeff (17 March 2014). "Jabari Parker named Wayman Tisdale Freshman of the Year". CBS Sports. Retrieved 17 March 2014. 
  14. ^ "Women → National Team → Seimone Augustus". USA Basketball. 14 October 2009. Retrieved 12 April 2010. 
  15. ^ "Houston's Curl, Texas' Jackson also honored" (Press release). ESPN. 4 April 2004. Retrieved 12 April 2010. 
  16. ^ a b "Tasha Humphrey bio". University of Georgia. 2 October 2007. Retrieved 12 April 2010. [dead link]
  17. ^ SI Staff (30 March 2006). "Paris named USBWA Freshman of the Year". Scout.com. Retrieved 12 April 2010. 
  18. ^ "USBWA Women's Awards". United States Basketball Writers Association. 2010. Retrieved 12 April 2010. 
  19. ^ "Player bio: Maya Moore". University of Connecticut. 2010. Retrieved 12 April 2010. 
  20. ^ "Player bio: Shekinna Stricklen". University of Tennessee. 2010. Retrieved 12 April 2010. 
  21. ^ Staff (1 April 2010). "Griner Named USBWA Freshman Of The Year". CentralTexasNow.com. Retrieved 12 April 2010. 
  22. ^ Staff (30 March 2011). "USBWA announces 2010-11 women's homors". USBWA.net. Retrieved 30 March 2011. 
  23. ^ Staff (28 March 2012). "DUKE'S WILLIAMS IS 2011-12 USBWA NATIONAL FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR". USBWA.net. Retrieved 1 April 2011. 
  24. ^ Staff (4 April 2013). "NOTRE DAME'S LOYD IS 2012-13 USBWA NATIONAL FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR". sportswriters.net. Retrieved 18 April 2013. 
  25. ^ "DeShields Honored By USBWA As Nation's Top Freshman". GoHeels.com. 7 April 2014. Retrieved 7 April 2014. 
  26. ^ Armstrong, Jim (3 April 2010). "Former NBA star Abdul-Rauf has kept the faith". USA Today. Retrieved 12 April 2010. 
  27. ^ "Kentucky's Wall is 2009–10 USBWA National Freshman of the Year". United States Basketball Writers Association. 2010. Retrieved 12 April 2010.