I’ve officially lost count of how many award watchlists Rhyne Howard is on at this point.
Earlier on Thursday, Howard was added to the Dawn Staley Award Mid-Season Watch List. She is one of 15 players to make the cut with four finalists being named in March and a winner announced the following week at the Final Four.
Dawn Staley Award Mid-Season Watch List
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— Kentucky WBB (@KentuckyWBB) February 7, 2020
According to a press release out by UK, the award is “given annually to a player who exemplifies the skills she possessed throughout her career in ball handling, scoring, her ability to distribute the basketball and her will to win.”
Among her other award watch lists are the John R. Wooden Award, Naismith Trophy, Cheryl Miller Award, and the Ann Meyers Drysdale Award.
Howard has sat out the last three games with a fractured pinky that will keep her out until mid-February, but she’s done a lot of damage in her first 19 games. The sophomore is averaging 23.2 points, 6.3 rebounds, and 2.5 assists while shooting 43.8 percent from the field. Before the injury, she was the nation’s leading overall scorer with 441 points.