Dawn Staley Award

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Dawn Staley Award
Dawn Staley at Paradise Jam 2012.jpg
Dawn Staley
Awarded forThe nation’s best guard in Women’s Division I college basketball
CountryUnited States
Presented byPhoenix Club of Philadelphia
First awarded2013
Currently held byKelsey Mitchell, Ohio State
WebsiteOfficial site

The Dawn Staley Award was established in 2013 to "recognize the nation’s best guard in Women’s Division I college basketball".[1] It was established by the Phoenix club of Philadelphia, an organization established to recognize the achievements of outstanding male and female basketball players. The award was named after Dawn Staley, a Philadelphia native recognized as one of the nation's best guards in women's college basketball history. The organization establish a watchlist of potential winners during the year and at the end of the season selects the player who "exemplifies the skills that Dawn possessed throughout her career; ball handling, scoring, her ability to distribute the basketball and her will to win".[1]


Season Player School Class
2012-2013 Skylar Diggins[2] Notre Dame Senior
2013-2014 Odyssey Sims[3] Baylor Senior
2014-2015 Tiffany Mitchell[4] South Carolina Junior
2015-2016 Moriah Jefferson[5] Connecticut Senior
2016-2017 Kelsey Plum[6] Washington Senior
2017-2018 Kelsey Mitchell[7] Ohio State Senior

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  1. ^ a b "The Dawn Staley Award Home". www.dawnstaleyaward.org. Retrieved 2016-04-09.
  2. ^ "Skylar Diggins to receive Dawn Staley award". The Philadelphia Tribune. Retrieved 2016-04-09.
  3. ^ Canizales, Nick. "Odyssey Sims Named Dawn Staley Award Winner". www.kcentv.com. Retrieved 2016-04-09.
  4. ^ "Mitchell Wins The Dawn Staley Award University of South Carolina Official Athletic Site". www.gamecocksonline.com. Retrieved 2016-04-09.
  5. ^ "Jefferson Wins Dawn Staley Award". www.uconnhuskies.com. Retrieved 2016-04-09.
  6. ^ "NCAA basketball: Kelsey Plum earns two more ncaa basketball awards". Excelle Sports. 2017-03-31. Retrieved 2017-04-01.
  7. ^ "Ohio State's Kelsey Mitchell named 2018 Dawn Staley Award winner". Land-Grant Holy Land. 2018-04-06. Retrieved 2017-04-01.