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Anthony Chiusano | NCAA.com | October 24, 2016

Nancy Lieberman Award watch list for top PG released

  Lindsay Allen returns for her senior year in South Bend as one of the nation's elite point guards.

The annual Nancy Lieberman Award watch list was revealed Monday, highlighting the top point guards in women's hoops in advance of the 2016-17 season.

Twenty of the position's elite were named to the preseason list. They will all vye to succeed former UConn star Moriah Jefferson, who took home the honor each of the past two seasons.

Below are the student-athletes who made the 2017 watch list:

2017 Nancy Lieberman Watch List:
Lindsay Allen Notre Dame
Lexie Brown Duke
Loren Cagle Lipscomb
Jordan Canada UCLA
Meghan Creighton Drexel
Ashley Deary Northwestern
Makayla Epps Kentucky
Katelynn Flaherty Michigan
Caitlin Ingle Drake
Jessica January DePaul
Alexis Jones Baylor
Jackie Kemph Saint Louis
Jessica Kovatch St. Francis (PA)
Kelsey Mitchell Ohio State
Adrienne Motley Miami (Fla.)
Kia Nurse Connecticut
Brooke McCarty Texas
Alexis Peterson Syracuse
Kelsey Plum Washington
Sydney Wiese Oregon State

The Nancy Lieberman Award, voted on by sportswriters, was introduced in 2000 and has since been won by 12 different honorees. Its namesake, Nancy Lieberman, was a standout point guard for four years at Old Dominion from 1976-80. She later went on to shine at the professional level as well as for Team USA.

 

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