A&M's Chennedy Carter named to Lieberman Award watch list

A&M's Chennedy Carter named to  Lieberman Award watch list
Posted at 2:48 PM, Feb 11, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-11 15:48:57-05

Texas A&M sophomore guard Chennedy Carter was named a candidate for the 2019 Nancy Lieberman Award, given to the nation’s top point guard, and to the Women’s Citizen Naismith Trophy Midseason Team, a watch list for the player of the year in women’s college basketball, Monday.

Carter, the 2018 unanimous National Freshman of the Year, leads the SEC and ranks ninth nationally with 22.2 points per game. She has scored at least 20 points in each of the Aggies’ past six games, averaging 26.2 points per game in that span. Carter adds in 4.4 rebounds and 3.6 assists per game.

Carter’s season has been highlighted by a game-winning shot at Auburn (Jan. 24) and earning MVP honors at the Maui Jim Maui Classic, averaging 26.5 points in the Aggies’ wins over UC Riverside (Dec. 14) and then-No. 8 Oregon State (Dec. 15).

Carter is the third straight Texas A&M point guard to be named a candidate for the Nancy Lieberman Award, joining Curtyce Knox and Jordan Jones. Carter is attempting to become the first Aggie to win the award since its inception in 2000.

Carter is on the Naismith Midseason Team for the second consecutive season after being the only freshman on the list in 2017-18. The Naismith Trophy, first given out in 2001, has seen several Aggies make the Midseason Team, including Courtney Walker (2014-15), Kelsey Bone (2012-13), Danielle Adams (2010-11) and Takia Starks (2007-08).

2019 Nancy Lieberman Point Guard of the Year Award Candidates

Presley Hudson – Central Michigan

Crystal Dangerfield – Connecticut

Kelly Campbell – DePaul

Natisha Hiedeman – Marquette

Sabrina Ionescu – Oregon

Destiny Slocum – Oregon St.

Tyasha Harris – South Carolina

Tiana Mangakahia – Syracuse

Sug Sutton – Texas
Chennedy Carter – Texas A&M

Women’s Citizen Naismith Trophy Midseason Team

Kalani Brown – Baylor

Lauren Cox – Baylor

Kristine Anigwe – California

Napheesa Collier – Connecticut

Crystal Dangerfield – Connecticut

Katie Lou Samuelson – Connecticut

Megan Gustafson – Iowa

Bridget Carleton – Iowa State

Maci Morris – Kentucky

Asia Durr – Louisville

Natisha Hiedeman – Marquette

Kaila Charles – Maryland

Beatrice Mompremier – Miami

Anriel Howard – Mississippi State

Teaira McCowan – Mississippi State

Sophie Cunningham – Missouri

Marina Mabrey – Notre Dame

Arike Ogunbowale – Notre Dame

Jessica Shepard – Notre Dame

Brianna Turner – Notre Dame

Jackie Young – Notre Dame

Ruthy Hebard – Oregon

Sabrina Ionescu – Oregon

Satou Sabally – Oregon

Destiny Slocum – Oregon State

Alanna Smith – Stanford

Tiana Mangakahia – Syracuse

Chennedy Carter – Texas A&M

Megan Huff – Utah

Tynice Martin – West Virginia