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Arizona’s Aari McDonald wins Ann Meyers Drysdale Award

COLLEGE BASKETBALL: FEB 15 Women’s Utah at Arizona Photo by Jacob Snow/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Aari McDonald added another accolade Monday, being named the winner of the Ann Meyers Drysdale Award, which is given the top shooting guard in the country by the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.

McDonald, who recently announced she is returning for her senior season, is the first player in Arizona Wildcats women’s basketball history to win one of the five Naismith positional awards.

McDonald led the Pac-12 in both scoring (20.6) and steals (2.3) per game, and was named the conference’s defensive player of the year as well as an all-conference selection.

McDonald is still up for a few other awards like the Wade Trophy and Honda Award, but for now her other accolades include...

  • WBCA All-American
  • Associated Press second-team All-American
  • USBWA second-team All-American
  • Naismith Defensive Player of the Year Finalist
  • Naismith Player of the Year Semifinalist
  • Wooden Award All-American & Wooden Award Trophy candidate