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Bone Added to Wade Trophy Watch List

From Texas A&M Athletic's Department:

Bone Added to Wade Trophy Watch List

 COLLEGE STATION, Texas – Texas A&M junior Kelsey Bone has been added to the Wade Trophy Watch List, announced this morning by the Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA), on behalf of the Wade Trophy Coalition. Bone was added to the list along with seven other players that have not only excelled athletically, but also serves as a positive role model both on and off the court.

 The acclaimed Wade Watch list, from which The State Farm Wade Trophy recipient is chosen, consists of players selected on the basis of game and season statistics, leadership, character, effect on their team and overall playing ability.

 Joining the preseason list of 25 "Wade Watch" hopefuls are Bone, Gennifer Brandon and Layshia Clarendon of Cal Berkeley, Kelly Faris of Connecticut, Tianna Hawkins of Maryland, Chelsea Hopkins of San Diego State, Niveen Rasheed of Princeton and Meighan Simmons of Tennessee.

 The State Farm Wade Watch list will be trimmed to 12 finalists in mid-March.  State Farm and the Wade Trophy Coalition will officially announce the State Farm Wade Trophy winner during the WBCA National Convention, held in conjunction with the NCAA® Women's Final Four® in New Orleans.

 The Wade Trophy, named after the late, legendary three-time national champion Delta State University head coach Lily Margaret Wade, debuted in 1978 as the first-ever women's national player of the year award in college basketball. The Wade Trophy Coalition was established in June 2000 when the WBCA partnered with The National Association of Girls and Women in Sport (NAGWS).  For the past 10 years the two have worked together to present The State Farm Wade Trophy player of the year award.  A committee composed of coaches, administrators and media from across the U.S. selects the winner.

 The Houston native  leads the Southeastern Conference in field goal percentage (59.8) and is tied for the lead in rebounds per game (9.7), leading to two Player of the Week honors this season. Bone is tied for the lead in the SEC in double-doubles this season with ten, bringing her career total to 24 double-doubles. Bone, Simmons and Kentucky Senior Guard A'dia Mathies are the only representatives from the SEC.

 Bone and the Aggies return to action tonight on Big Monday against LSU on ESPN2 at 8:00 pm (CT).

 The complete 2012-13 State Farm Wade Watch list:

 Name                                                    Institution          Position               Year

Alex Bentley                                      Penn State          Guard                   Senior

Kelsey Bone                                       Texas A&M         Center                  Junior

Gennifer Brandon                           Cal Berkeley       Forward               Junior

Heather Butler                                  UT Martin            Guard                   Junior

Layshia Clarendon                           Cal Berkeley       Guard                   Senior

Carolyn Davis                                     Kansas                  Forward               Senior

Elena Delle Donne                           Delaware             Forward               Senior

Skyler Diggins                                    Notre Dame       Guard                   Senior

Stefanie Dolson                                Connecticut        Center                  Junior

Kelly Faris                                            Connecticut        Guard                   Senior

Christina Foggie                                UCLA                     Guard                   Junior

Chassidy Fussell                                Texas                    Guard                   Junior

Angel Goodrich                                 Kansas                  Guard                   Senior

Chelsea Gray                                     Duke                     Guard                   Junior

Brittney Griner                                  Baylor                   Guard                   Senior

Bria Hartley                                         Connecticut        Guard                   Junior

Tianna Hawkins                                 Maryland             Forward               Senior

Tayler Hill                                             Ohio State           Guard                   Senior

Jordan Hooper                                  Nebraska             Forward               Junior

Chelsea Hopkins                               San Diego St.      Guard                   Senior

Maggie Lucas                                     Penn State          Guard                   Junior

Anna Martin                                       DePaul                  Guard                   Senior

A'dia Mathies                                    Kentucky             Guard                   Senior

Lindsey Moore                                  Nebraska             Guard                   Senior

Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis            Connecticut        Forward               Sophomore

Chiney Ogwumike                           Stanford              Forward               Junior

Niveen Rasheed                               Princeton            Guard                   Senior

Sugar Rodgers                                   Georgetown      Guard                   Senior

Shoni Schimmel                                Louisville              Guard                   Junior

Meighan Simmons                          Tennessee          Guard                   Junior

Odyssey Sims                                    Baylor                   Guard                   Junior

Alyssa Thomas                                  Maryland             Guard                   Junior

Elizabeth Williams                            Duke                     Center                  Sophomore

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