University of Kentucky senior guard A’dia Mathies and Texas A&M Junior Forward Kelsey Bone were named to the John R. Wooden Award Women’s Midseason Top 20 list announced today the Los Angeles Athletic Club. The list is comprised of 20 student-athletes who, based on their performances in November, December and January, are the frontrunners for college basketball’s most prestigious honor.
Mathies, who was recognized as a top-15 finalist for the award last March, has turned up a notch in Southeastern Conference action as she currently leads the league in scoring with 19.8 points per game and is shooting a league-high .553 percent (21-of-38) from the 3-point line.
Bone leads the SEC in double-doubles this season with nine, bringing her career total to 23 double-doubles. The Houston native also leads the league in rebounds per game (10.2) and is second in points per game (17.9), leading to two Player of the Week honors this season.
The 36th annual Wooden Award Gala, will take place Friday, April 12, and will honor Men’s and Women’s Wooden Award winners, All-Americans and the Legends of Coaching Award winner Bill Self of Kansas.