University of Louisville Women’s Basketball senior guard Shoni Schimmel was selected to the prestigious 2013-14 Naismith Trophy preseason watch list, the Atlanta Tipoff Club announced on Monday.
The 50-player watch list was compiled by the Atlanta Tipoff Club’s Board of Selectors, which based its criteria on player performances from the previous year and expectations for the 2013-14 college basketball season. The Naismith Women’s College Player of the Year presented by AT&T will be awarded on April 7, 2013, in Nashville, Tenn.
Schimmel was a key player in the Cardinals’ run to the national championship game last season. She was named the Most Outstanding Player for the Oklahoma City Regional. Earlier this season, Schimmel was also named to the 2013-14 preseason “Wade Watch” list of candidates for the prestigious Wade Trophy, the Wooden Award Preseason Top 30, while also earning preseason All-American Athletic Conference honors from the league’s coaches.
Schimmel currently leads the third-ranked Cardinals (6-0) in scoring and assists with 13.0 points and 4.7 assists per game. She scored a season-high 21 points in Sunday’s overtime win over Florida State. She recently broke the career 3-point field goal record and has knocked down 284 career 3-pointers.
In February, the Naismith voting academy narrows the list to the top 30 based on athletic performance. In March, the voting academy selects the four finalists who will go the final ballot. The winner is selected by a board of selectors vote in conjunction with fan voting.
Here is the AP Top 25 Women’s Basketball Poll for this Monday, November 18th, The ESPN Coaches Poll will be released tomorrow:
|AP Top 25|
- Others receiving votes: Iowa 38, Dayton 37, Georgia Tech 26, Marquette 24, George Washington 16, Texas 15, Middle Tennessee 9, Vanderbilt 8, Ohio State 6, Florida State 4, UCLA 3, West Virginia 3, Saint Mary’s 1, James Madison 1, Rutgers 1
- Dropped from rankings: Dayton 23
Louisville head coach Jeff Walz announced that five highly ranked players have signed national letters-of-intent to play for the University of Louisville next season. Sydney Brackemyre, Arica Carter, Ariana Freeman, Myisha Hines-Allen, and Mariya Moore have all signed to play for the Cardinals next season.
(Click more for breakdown of each player)
Here is what happened the weekend of Friday November 8th through Sunday November 10th around CardNation:
Friday November 8th
Women’s Volleyball: Senior outside hitter Emily Juhl had 17 kills to help the University of Louisville remain unbeaten at 12-0 in the American Athletic Conference as they held off a determined University of Houston in five sets, 25-17, 25-18, 13-25, 23-25, 15-6. Brooke Mattingly added 10 kills and Janelle Jenkins pitching in 11 kills. Maya McClendon and Katie George each had double-doubles for Louisville with 10 kills and 20 digs and 34 assists and 18 digs, respectively. Caitlin Welch led the Cards with 25 digs, including her 2,000th career dig, becoming the first player in school history to accomplish that feat.
At 12:05 WBB Coach Jeff Walz got confirmation from a tweet that he was gonna be happy about. C/O 14 F Myisha Hines-Allen committed to the Cards via Twitter and CardNation showered her with applause and approval. She selected the Cards over WVU and Ga Tech. This is the Cardinals fourth commit along with Mariya Moore, Sydney Brackemyre and Ariana Freeman. I hadn’t heard much about her but click below to see what ESPN had to say: