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Odyssey Sims on Lieberman Award Watch List

From Baylor Athletics Department:

Odyssey Sims on Lieberman Award Watch List

Senior point guard makes list for third time.

For the third straight season, Odyssey Sims is on the watch list of candidates for the 2014 Nancy Lieberman Award. The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame is the new host of the Nancy Lieberman Award and announced the list today.

The award recognizes the top point guard in women’s NCAA Division I college basketball.

Candidates exhibit the floor leadership, play-making and ball-handling skills of Hall of Famer Nancy Lieberman.

Sims, a senior, averages a nation's-leading 31.1 points and dishes out 4.4 assists per game while committing only 2.3 turnovers a contest. In addition, she hauls down 4.1 rebounds an outing and is shooting 49.0 percent from the floor.

“We are honored to have the opportunity to award a young athlete that shows the same sort of

dedication to the game of basketball as the legendary Nancy Lieberman,” said John L. Doleva,

President and CEO of the Basketball Hall of Fame. “This award is our chance to recognize

some truly extraordinary point guards in women’s college basketball.”

The Hall of Fame appointed a premier Selection Committee made up of top college basketball

personnel including media members, head coaches, sports information directors and Hall of

Famers to review the candidates. The list will be narrowed down to a final 20 in February, then

final five by March. The Lieberman Award winner will be announced during Final Four weekend



“It’s amazing to be able to have my name associated with some of the best point guards and

most well-rounded female athletes at the college level,” Lieberman said. “This is the first year

the award is hosted by the Hall of Fame and I think candidates will be even more aware of how

prestigious this honor is.”

For more information visit: www.hoophall.com

2014 Nancy Lieberman Award Watch List

Player - School

Kacie Cassell - University of Akron

Calli Berna - University of Arkansas

Odyssey Sims - Baylor University

Brittany Boyd - University of California

Bria Hartley - University of Connecticut

Senee Shearer - University of Detroit Mercy

Chelsea Gray - Duke University

Jerica Coley - Florida International University

Yashira Delgado - Florida State University

Damika Martinez - Iona College

Samantha Logic - University of Iowa

Lexie Brown - University of Maryland

Valencia McFarland - University of Mississippi

Ashley Deary - Northwestern University

Tiffany Bias - Oklahoma State University

Fantasia Hilliard - Sacramento State University

Keena Mays - Southern Methodist University

Amber Orrange - Stanford University

Natasha Cloud - Saint Joseph’s University

Jamierra Faulkner - University of Southern Mississippi

Ariel Massengale - University of Tennessee

Jennifer Newsome - University of Tennessee at Martin

Jordan Jones - Texas A&M University

Andola Dortch - University of Toledo

Joanna Harden - Troy University

Jennifer Schlott - Utah State University

Chelsea Douglas - Wake Forest University

Rebecca Henricson - Western Illinois University

Dequesha McClanahan - Winthrop University

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