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Chennedy Carter Named To Lieberman Award Watch List, Naismith Midseason Team

(Source: Sam Craft/Texas A&M Athletics)

Texas A&M sophomore guard Chennedy Carter was named a candidate for the 2019 Nancy Lieberman Award, given to the nation’s top point guard, and to the Women’s Citizen Naismith Trophy Midseason Team, a watch list for the player of the year in women’s college basketball, Monday.

Carter, the 2018 unanimous National Freshman of the Year, leads the SEC and ranks ninth nationally with 22.2 points per game. She has scored at least 20 points in each of the Aggies’ past six games, averaging 26.2 points per game in that span. Carter adds in 4.4 rebounds and 3.6 assists per game.

Carter’s season has been highlighted by a game-winning shot at Auburn (Jan. 24) and earning MVP honors at the Maui Jim Maui Classic, averaging 26.5 points in the Aggies’ wins over UC Riverside (Dec. 14) and then-No. 8 Oregon State (Dec. 15).

Carter is the third straight Texas A&M point guard to be named a candidate for the Nancy Lieberman Award, joining Curtyce Knox and Jordan Jones. Carter is attempting to become the first Aggie to win the award since its inception in 2000.

Carter is on the Naismith Midseason Team for the second consecutive season after being the only freshman on the list in 2017-18. The Naismith Trophy, first given out in 2001, has seen several Aggies make the Midseason Team, including Courtney Walker (2014-15), Kelsey Bone (2012-13), Danielle Adams (2010-11) and Takia Starks (2007-08).

2019 Nancy Lieberman Point Guard of the Year Award Candidates
Presley Hudson – Central Michigan
Crystal Dangerfield – Connecticut
Kelly Campbell – DePaul
Natisha Hiedeman – Marquette
Sabrina Ionescu – Oregon
Destiny Slocum – Oregon St.
Tyasha Harris – South Carolina
Tiana Mangakahia – Syracuse
Sug Sutton – Texas
Chennedy Carter – Texas A&M

Women’s Citizen Naismith Trophy Midseason Team
Kalani Brown – Baylor
Lauren Cox – Baylor
Kristine Anigwe – California
Napheesa Collier – Connecticut
Crystal Dangerfield – Connecticut
Katie Lou Samuelson – Connecticut
Megan Gustafson – Iowa
Bridget Carleton – Iowa State
Maci Morris – Kentucky
Asia Durr – Louisville
Natisha Hiedeman – Marquette
Kaila Charles – Maryland
Beatrice Mompremier – Miami
Anriel  Howard – Mississippi State
Teaira McCowan – Mississippi State
Sophie Cunningham – Missouri
Marina Mabrey – Notre Dame
Arike Ogunbowale – Notre Dame
Jessica Shepard – Notre Dame
Brianna Turner – Notre Dame
Jackie Young – Notre Dame
Ruthy Hebard – Oregon
Sabrina Ionescu – Oregon
Satou Sabally – Oregon
Destiny Slocum – Oregon State
Alanna Smith – Stanford
Tiana Mangakahia – Syracuse
Chennedy Carter – Texas A&M 
Megan Huff – Utah
Tynice Martin – West Virginia

Story courtesy of Texas A&M Athletics

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