Nancy Lieberman Award
|Nancy Lieberman Award|
Moriah Jefferson receiving Nancy Lieberman Award
|Awarded for||The nation's top female point guard in NCAA Division I basketball|
|Presented by||Rotary Club of Detroit|
|Currently held by||Moriah Jefferson, Connecticut|
The Nancy Lieberman Award, named for Basketball Hall of Fame legend Nancy Lieberman, was given annually by the Rotary Club of Detroit in the Award's first 14 years to the nation's top collegiate point guard in women's Division I basketball. Sue Bird won the inaugural award in 2000—her first of an unmatched three Lieberman Awards.
The award is given to a player who exemplifies "the floor leadership, play-making and ball-handling skills that personified Nancy Lieberman during her career". The selection is performed by sportswriters from around the country. The announcement of the winner has coincided with the Final Four weekend, with an award ceremony the following Wednesday hosted by the Detroit Rotary Club at the Detroit Athletic Club. Beginning with the 2014 award to Odyssey Sims of Baylor University, the Nancy Lieberman Award has been presented by the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame as part of the Final Four proceedings.
|*||Awarded, in addition, a national Player of the Year award:
the Naismith College Player of the Year, Wade Trophy or the John R. Wooden Award
|Player (X)||Denotes the number of times the player has been awarded the Nancy Lieberman Award|
|1999–00||Bird, SueSue Bird||Connecticut||Sophomore|
|2000–01||Bird, SueSue Bird (2)||Connecticut||Junior|
|2001–02||Bird, SueSue Bird* (3)||Connecticut||Senior|
|2002–03||Taurasi, DianaDiana Taurasi*||Connecticut||Junior|
|2003–04||Taurasi, DianaDiana Taurasi* (2)||Connecticut||Senior|
|2004–05||Johnson, TemekaTemeka Johnson||LSU||Senior|
|2005–06||Latta, IvoryIvory Latta||North Carolina||Junior|
|2006–07||Harding, LindseyLindsey Harding*||Duke||Senior|
|2007–08||Toliver, KristiKristi Toliver||Maryland||Junior|
|2008–09||Montgomery, ReneeRenee Montgomery||Connecticut||Senior|
|2009–10||Riley, AndreaAndrea Riley||Oklahoma State||Senior|
|2010–11||Vandersloot, CourtneyCourtney Vandersloot||Gonzaga||Senior|
|2011–12||Diggins, SkylarSkylar Diggins||Notre Dame||Junior|
|2012–13||Diggins, SkylarSkylar Diggins (2)||Notre Dame||Senior|
|2013–14||Sims, OdysseyOdyssey Sims*||Baylor||Senior|
|2014–15||Jefferson, MoriahMoriah Jefferson||Connecticut||Junior|
|2015–16||Jefferson, MoriahMoriah Jefferson(2)||Connecticut||Senior|
Winners by school
|Connecticut||8||2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2009, 2015, 2016|
|Notre Dame||2||2012, 2013|
- Bob Cousy Award – the counterpart to the Lieberman Award; given to the best men's NCAA point guard
- "History". Retrieved 2009-07-06.
- "The Award Selection Process". Retrieved 2009-07-06.
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- "Skylar Diggins Earns Nancy Lieberman Award For Second Consecutive Season". www.und.com. Retrieved 2016-04-03.
- "Baylor's Sims wins Lieberman Award for top PG". ESPN.com. Retrieved 2016-04-03.
- "Jefferson Wins 2016 Nancy Lieberman Award". www.uconnhuskies.com. Retrieved 2016-04-03.