Gustin named to Midseason Top 10 for Katrina McClain Award
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – BYU junior forward Lauren Gustin was named one of the top 10 candidates for the 2023 Katrina McClain Award by the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame and Women's Basketball Coaches Association on Thursday.
Named after the two-time All-American and 1987 National Player of the Year, the annual award in its sixth year recognizes the top power forwards in women’s NCAA Division I college basketball.
Gustin, the nation's top rebounder, earns the top 10 honor for the second consecutive year. The 6-foot-1 product of Salem, Utah, ranks No. 1 in Division I with 362 total rebounds and 16.5 rebounds per game. She is also No. 1 in defensive rebounds at 11.8, No. 2 in double-doubles with 20 and ranks No. 6 in offensive rebounds per game with 4.7. Gustin also adds 15.6 points per game.
Last week against Pacific, Gustin notched her 1,000th career rebound, becoming just the second BYU player to reach 1,000 rebounds, joining BYU Hall of Famer and All-American Tina Gunn Robison.
Fans can support their favorite players in the remaining rounds by participating in Fan Voting, presented by Dell Technologies, starting Friday, February 3 on hoophallawards.com. The Fan Vote will count as one committee vote during the finalist selection process.
In March the five finalists will be presented to McClain and the Hall of Fame’s selection committee. The Selection Committee for the Katrina McClain Award is composed of top women’s college basketball personnel including media members, head coaches, sports information directors and Hall of Famers.
The winner of the 2023 Katrina McClain Award will be presented on a to be determined date, along with the four other members of the Women’s Starting Five. Additional awards being presented include the Nancy Lieberman Award (Point Guard), Ann Meyers Drysdale Award (Shooting Guard), Cheryl Miller Award (Small Forward) and the Lisa Leslie Award (Center), in addition to the Men’s Starting Five.
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