Washington Named to the Ann Meyers Drysdale National Player of the Year Watch List

Washington Named to the Ann Meyers Drysdale National Player of the Year Watch List

Story Ties PHILADELPHIA – Keishana Washington of the Drexel women’s basketball team has been recognized for her efforts so far this season as she was named to the watch list for the Ann Meyers Drysdale National Player of the Year Award. The award is presented annually by the USA Basketball Writers Association (USBWA) to the nation’s top Division I women’s college basketball player.

Washington is one of 21 players on the watch list and the only one from a high school.

“This is a tremendous honor for Keishana to be recognized,” Drexel coach Amy Mallon said. “It shows the nation what we’ve known for a long time, that she’s one of the best in the country. Combined between her play and her leadership, on and off the field, she’s helped lift the team our in so many ways and we look forward to seeing him continue to help us win more games.”

The Pickering, Ontario native is currently second in the nation with 27.5 points per game while dishing out 4.2 assists per outing. She has posted 20 or more points in 12 of 15 contests, dropped 30+ in seven and scored a Drexel regulation record 42 against Penn State on Dec. 18. She also recorded her first career double-double with 33 points and 10 assists against Lehigh on Nov. 22.

Washington was recognized earlier this season by the USBWA as the National Player of the Week on Dec. 20. She has been named the CAA Player of the Week three times this season. On Sunday, she moved into second place on Drexel’s all-time scoring list and enters this weekend’s games with 1,918 career points.

Ann Meyers Drysdale Watchlist (Alphabetical)
Aliyah Boston, South Carolina (6-5, Sr., F, St. Thomas, USVI)
Cameron Brink, Stanford (6-4, Jr., F, Beaverton, Ore.)
Caitlin Clark, Iowa (6-0, Jr., G, West Des Moines, Iowa)
Zia Cooke, South Carolina (5-9, Sr., G, Toledo, Ohio)
Monika Czinano, Iowa, (6-3, 5, F/C, Watertown, Minn.)
Aaliyah Edwards, UConn (6-3, Jr., F, Kingston, Ont.)
Dulcy Fankam Mendijadeu, South Florida, (6-4, Sr., F, Nkongsamba, Cameroon)
Azzi Fudd, UConn (5-11, So., G, Arlington, Va.)
Mackenzie Holmes, Indiana (6-3, Sr., F, Gorham, Maine)
Haley Jones, Stanford (6-1, Sr., G, Santa Cruz, Calif.)
Elizabeth Kitley, Virginia Tech (6-6, Sr., C, Summerfield, NC)
Ta’Niya Latson, Florida State (5-8, Fr., G, Miami, Fla.)
Olivia Miles, Notre Dame (5-10, So., G, Phillipsburg, NJ)
Diamond Miller, Maryland (6-3, Sr., G, Somerset, NJ)
Aneesah Morrow, DePaul (6-1, So, F, Chicago, Ill.)
Nika Mühl, UConn (5-10, Jr., G, Zagreb, Croatia)
Charisma Osborne, UCLA (5-9, Sr., G, Moreno Valley, Calif.)
Alissa Pili, Utah (6-2, Jr., F, Anchorage, Alaska)
Angel Reese, LSU (6-3, So., F, Baltimore, Md.)
Maddie Siegrist, Villanova (6-1, Sr., F, Poughkeepsie, NY)
Keishana Washington (5-7, Gr., G, Pickering, Ont.)

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