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Autumn Johnson | January 26, 2021

2021 Midseason Team for Naismith Women's Defensive Player of the Year

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The Naismith Trophy announced 15 players to the midseason team for the women's Defensive Player of the Year award. 

Last year, Baylor's DiDi Richards took home the award - and returns on the 2021's list. 

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Oklahoma State's Natasha Mack leads the country in blocks with 59. She's swatting 3.93 shots per game, which puts her No. 2 in that category.

Kentucky's Chasity Patterson currently leads the country in steals, swiping away 60 so far this season. Patterson is averaging four steals per game. 

Below you'll find the list of the full 2021 Midseason Team:

FULL NAME CLASS POS SCHOOL CONFERENCE
Aliyah Boston So. F South Carolina SEC
Veronica Burton Jr. G Northwestern Big Ten
Kate Cain Sr. C Nebraska Big Ten
Charli Collier Jr. F/C Texas Big 12
Elissa Cunane Jr. C NC State ACC
Arella Guirantes Sr. G Rutgers Big Ten
Sara Hamson Sr. C BYU WCC
N'dea Jones Sr. F Texas A&M SEC
Natasha Mack Sr. F Oklahoma State Big 12
Aari McDonald Sr. G Arizona Pac-12
Nancy Mulkey Sr. C Rice C-USA
Olivia Nelson-Ododa Jr. F UConn BIG EAST
Chasity Patterson Sr. G Kentucky SEC
DiDi Richards Sr. G Baylor Big 12
Sage Stobbart Jr. P UC Davis Big West

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