Connecticut freshman Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis, Stanford sophomore Chiney Ogwumike, Notre Dame junior Skylar Diggins and Delaware junior Elena Della Donna -- the past four Naismith High School Girl’s Player of the Year recipients -- are all in contention for the 2012 Naismith Women’s College Player of the Year award presented by AT&T, the Atlanta Tipoff Club announced Wednesday.

They are joined by more than two dozen of the top players in women’s college basketball. Notre Dame leads the list with three nominees, and nine schools have two players each. The Big East hosts the most nominees with eight, followed by the ACC and the Big 10 at five apiece.

The midseason 32 list was compiled by the Atlanta Tipoff Club’s Board of Selectors, which based its criteria on player performances from the 2011-12 college basketball season. The Naismith Trophy will be awarded on April 1 at the NCAA Women’s Final Four in Denver.

Since 2005, presenting sponsor AT&T has set the standard in allowing fans to participate in determining the trophy winner. Through text messaging fan voting will account for 25 percent of the final results – more than any other national college basketball award.

Player School Class Pos.
Alex Bentley Penn State Junior Guard
Elena Delle Donne Delaware Junior Forward
Skylar Diggins Notre Dame Junior Guard
Shante Evans Hofstra Junior Forward
Chelsea Gray Duke Sophomore Guard
Brittney Griner Baylor Junior Center
Bria Hartley Connecticut Sophomore Guard
Tayler Hill Ohio State Junior Guard
Jordan Hooper Nebraska Sophomore Forward
Courtney Hurt VCU Senior Forward
Jessica Jenkins St. Bonaventure Senior Guard
Glory Johnson Tennessee Grad Student Forward
Shenise Johnson Miami (Fla.) Senior Guard
Maggie Lucas Penn State Sophomore Guard
Anna Martin DePaul Junior Guard
A'dia Mathies Kentucky Junior Guard
Lindsey Moore Nebraska Junior Guard
Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis Connecticut Freshman Forward
Natalie Novosel Notre Dame Senior Guard
Chiney Ogwumike Stanford Sophomore Forward
Nneka Ogwumike Stanford Senior Forward
Deveraux Peters Notre Dame Grad Student Forward
Samantha Prahalis Ohio State Senior Guard
Brittany Rayburn Purdue Senior Guard
Sugar Rodgers Georgetown Junior Guard
Khadijah Rushdan Rutgers Senior Guard
Odyssey Sims Baylor Sophomore Guard
Shekinna Stricklen Tennessee Senior Guard/Forward
Alyssa Thomas Maryland Sophomore Forward
Elizabeth Williams Duke Freshman Center
Riquna Williams Miami (Fla.) Senior Guard
Julie Wojta Wis.-Green Bay Senior Guard/Forward