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Rhyne Howard Named to Wooden Award Midseason Top 25


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After snagging her school-record fifth SEC Freshman of the Week award just a few days ago, Kentucky freshman guard Rhyne Howard just can’t stay away from from the spotlight, as she was recently named to the Wooden Award Midseason Top 25.

The Wooden Award is given to the student-athlete perceived as the most outstanding player in the country and Howard is the only freshman to make the cut at the halfway points of the season.

We won’t find out until the NCAA Tournament begins if Howard will make it to the next round and the winner of the award will be announced on April 12, 2019, during the ESPN College Basketball Awards.

Howard is averaging 17.4 points and 7.0 rebounds per game, leading the Wildcats in both categories. She has recorded 45 assists, 38 steals, and 18 blocks through 16 games and has connected on 41.3 percent of her three-point attempts this season.

The Cleveland, Tennessee native has topped double-digit scoring numbers in 14 of her 16 games, including three double-doubles.

In the 15 years that the award has been handed out to women, only eight schools have produced a player worthy enough to win – five times going to a member of the Connecticut Huskies. A freshman has never won the award while a sophomore (Maya Moore in 2009) has won it only once. Former Kentucky star Anthony Davis is the only Wildcat to have ever won the award.

Article written by Zack Geoghegan

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5 responses to “Rhyne Howard Named to Wooden Award Midseason Top 25”

  1. runningunnin.454

    Howard picked up two fouls in 1st quarter at UT; Morris has 3 fouls; love playing on the road in the SEC.

  2. runningunnin.454

    UT player just took Taylor Murray into the goal support; won’t have much chance without her. Hope she’s ok.

    1. StillBP

      The was ugly. I thought she hit her head but they said knee injury. Hopefully nothing serious.

    2. katmandue2you

      How bout them LadyCats!!! I know they supposedly aren’t called that anymore but wth…it has a nice ring to it!

  3. runningunnin.454

    UL has a live blog for their women’s games; why can’t we? Need to support these girls, I see more heart than the men have.