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Baylor WBB’s Cooper Selected to Lieberman Award Watch List for Top PG

Graduate Transfer selected to preseason watchlist by Basketball HOF & WBCA
Posted: 3:22 PM, Oct 21, 2019
Updated: 2019-10-21 16:23:44-04
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WACO, Texas — Baylor graduate transfer guard Te’a Cooper earned a spot on the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame and the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association watch list for the 2020 Nancy Lieberman Award along with 19 other candidates.

The Liberman Award is in its 21st season and recognizes the top point guard in women’s NCAA Division I college basketball.

The selection committee for the award is made up of top women’s college basketball personnel, including media members, head coaches, sports information directors and Hall of Famers.

The winner will be presented at The College Basketball Awards presented by Wendy’s in Los Angeles, Calif. April 10, 2020 along with the other four members of the Women’s Starting Five.

Cooper transferred in from South Carolina to Baylor for her final season of eligibility after leading the Gamecocks to a NCAA Sweet 16 appearance while posting a team-best 11.9 points per contest as a senior. She was a second-team All-SEC selection at shooting guard, but she will transition to point guard and is expected to start at the one for the Lady Bears.

Cooper and Texas point guard Sug Sutton are the only two Big 12 players on the watch list.

2020 Nancy Lieberman Point Guard of the Year Award Candidates*

Te'a Cooper
Baylor
Crystal Dangerfield
Connecticut
Kelly Campbell
DePaul
Nicole Cardano-Hillary
George Mason
Ali Patberg
Indiana
Lauren Dickerson
Miami-Ohio
Cierra Hooks
Ohio
Sabrina Ionescu
Oregon
Destiny Slocum
Oregon State
Stella Johnson
Rider
Tyasha Harris
South Carolina
Tiana England
St. John's
Sug Sutton
Texas
Chennedy Carter
Texas A&M
Miyah Barnes
UAB
Kay Kay Wright
UCF
Japreece Dean
UCLA
Dru Gylten
Utah
Taja Cole
Virginia Tech
Chloe Wanink
Wofford

*Players can play their way onto and off of the list at any point in the 2019-20 season