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2022 Naismith Trophy Women's Defensive Player of the Year finalists announced

10 fun ways to fill out your women's NCAA bracket

The four finalists for the 2022 Naismith Trophy Women's Defensive Player of the Year have been announced. The finalists are listed below: 

Aliyah Boston South Carolina Jr. F
Cameron Brink Stanford So. F
Veronica Burton Northwestern Sr.  G
Lorela Cubaj Georgia Tech Sr. F

The SEC, Pac-12, Big Ten and ACC all get one representative amongst the finalists. The winner of this season's award will be announced at the Final Four. 

Here are the past winners of the award: 

2021 Natasha Mack Oklahoma State
2020 DiDi Richards Baylor
2019 Kristine Anigwe California
2018 Teaira McCowan Mississippi State

Rutgers' C. Vivian Stringer announces retirement after Hall of Fame coaching career

Rutgers women's basketball coach C. Vivian Stringer announces her retirement after a Hall of Fame career, leaving the game with 1,055 wins and countless lives improved through leadership, mentorship and guidance.

The colleges (and conferences) with the most players taken in the 2022 WNBA draft

Thirty-six new players were drafted into the WNBA in 2022, including 34 from NCAA Division I programs. The most came from the ACC and SEC.

College basketball teams with the most WNBA 1st-round draft picks

Connecticut leads all women's college basketball programs with 25 players taken in the first round of the WNBA draft.

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