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    Four From SEC On Naismith Trophy Midseason List

    The Atlanta Tipoff Club narrowed its preseason list of 50 candidates for the 2014 Naismith Award to 30 on Wednesday, and four women's basketball players from the Southeastern Conference remain in contention for the prestigious award. The Naismith Trophy is presented annually to the women's college basketball player of the year.

    Representing the SEC on the list are Vanderbilt's Christina Foggie, South Carolina's Tiffany Mitchell, LSU's Theresa Plaisance and Tennessee's Meighan Simmons. This year's award will be presented in Nashville, Tenn., as part of the women's final four.

    Foggie is averaging 18.9 points per game for Vandy this season, while also hauling in 3.7 rebounds and handing out 3.7 assists per outing. Mitchell is scoring 15.1 points per game for the sixth-ranked Gamecocks to go along with five rebounds and three assists. Plaisance has scored 14 points and hauled in seven boards per game for LSU, while Simmons leads the Lady Vols in scoring with 15.2 points per game so far this season. 

    Full list of the midseason candidates included below, with SEC student-athletes highlighted in bold.

    2014 Naismith Trophy Midseason Top 30 List – February 12, 2014
    Player, Position, School 

    Natalie Achonwa, Forward, Notre Dame 
    Rachel Banham, Guard, Minnesota 
    Tiffany Bias, Guard, Oklahoma State
    Brittany Boyd, Guard, California 
    Hallie Christofferson, Forward, Iowa State
    Jerica Coley, Guard, Florida International 
    Diamond DeShields, Guard, North Carolina 
    Stefanie Dolson, Center, Connecticut 
    Aaryn Ellenberg, Guard, Oklahoma 
    Christina Foggie, Guard, Vanderbilt 
    Markeisha Gatling, Center, North Carolina State
    Bria Hartley, Guard, Connecticut, 
    Jordan Hooper, Forward, Nebraska 
    Natasha Howard, Forward, Florida State
    Tricia Liston, Guard, Duke 
    Jewell Loyd, Guard, Notre Dame 
    Maggie Lucas, Guard, Penn State
    Tyaunna Marshall, Guard, Georgia Tech 
    Kayla McBride, Guard, Notre Dame 
    Tiffany Mitchell, Guard, South Carolina 
    Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis, Forward, Connecticut 
    Chiney Ogwumike, Forward, Stanford 
    Theresa Plaisance, Forward, LSU 
    Ebony Rowe, Forward, Middle Tennessee 
    Shoni Schimmel, Guard, Louisville 
    Meighan Simmons, Guard, Tennessee
    Odyssey Sims, Guard, Baylor 
    Breanna Stewart, Forward, Connecticut 
    Alysssa Thomas, Forward, Maryland 
    Elizabeth Williams, Center, Duke