The Collegiate Girls Sports activities Awards honored Baylor junior energy ahead NaLyssa Smith with the Honda Sport Award for basketball Thursday.
The Honda Sport Award has been introduced yearly by the CWSA for the previous 45 years to the highest ladies athletes in 12 NCAA-sanctioned sports activities and signifies “the very best in collegiate athletics. The winner of the game award turns into a finalist for the Collegiate Lady Athlete of the 12 months and the celebrated 2021 Honda Cup, which can be introduced on a telecast on CBS Sports activities Community on June twenty eighth at 8 p.m. CT.
Smith was chosen by a vote of directors from over 1,000 NCAA member faculties. Finalists included Dana Evans (Louisville), Naz Hillmon (Michigan) and Rhyne Howard (Kentucky). Smith joins Brittney Griner (2012) as the one different Woman Bear to win the Honda Sport Award.
Smith led the 28-3 Baylor Woman Bears to Massive 12 Championships within the common season and event whereas serving to Baylor to its tenth NCAA Elite 8 look.
A Converse, Texas native, Smith continues so as to add to her trophy case after already being chosen because the WBCA’s Wade Trophy Award winner for nation’s high participant, she was named a First-Crew All-American by the Related Press, the John R. Wood Award and ESPN.com, and he or she earned second-team honors from the USBWA. She was the Naismith/WBCA Katrina McClain Award winner for the nation’s high energy ahead.
She was named the Massive 12 Participant of the 12 months, the Most Excellent Participant of the Massive 12 Championship and was an NCAA Riverwalk Area All-Event choice after Baylor’s exit within the Elite 8.
Smith averaged 18.0 factors and eight.9 rebounds per sport whereas taking pictures 56.1 p.c from the sphere and 79.2 p.c from the charity stripe. She added 38 steals on protection to go together with 26 blocks for the Woman Bears.