The Naismith Trophy announced 10 players as semifinalists 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.
Oklahoma State's Natasha Mack leads the country in blocks with 96. She's swatting 4.17 shots per game, which puts her No. 1 in that category, as well.
Northwestern's Veronica Burton currently leads the country in steals, swiping away 72 so far this season. Patterson is averaging over four steals per game.
Below you'll find the list of the full list of 2021 semifinalists:
|Aliyah Boston||So.||F||South Carolina||SEC|
|Veronica Burton||Jr.||G||Northwestern||Big Ten|
|Charli Collier||Jr.||F/C||Texas||Big 12|
|Elissa Cunane||Jr.||C||NC State||ACC|
|Natasha Mack||Sr.||F||Oklahoma State||Big 12|
|Olivia Nelson-Ododa||Jr.||F||UConn||BIG EAST|
|DiDi Richards||Sr.||G||Baylor||Big 12|