Davis Named to Wooden Award Top-25

Credit: UT Athletics

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Tennessee junior Rennia Davis has been named to the John R. Wooden Award Midseason Top 25, which was released on Wednesday evening.

Davis, a 6-foot-2 guard/forward, is tied for the team lead in scoring at 15.5 per game and paces UT on the glass with 8.4 rebounds per contest. She is shooting 50 percent from the field, 50 percent on three-pointers and 85 percent from the free throw line.

She ranks No. 5 in the SEC in rebounding and No. 11 in scoring. Davis also holds down the No. 3 spot in free throw percentage and the No. 7 position in field goal percentage

A product of Ribault High School in Jacksonville, Florida, Davis has four double-doubles to her credit this season and has scored in double figures in every game but one. She has tallied 20 or more points on three occasions, leading the team in scoring four times this year. She has grabbed 10 or more rebounds four times and has paced UT on the glass nine times in 2018-19.

Behind Davis and company, the Lady Vols stand 12-2 and 1-1 in SEC play with rankings of No. 13 by Associated Press and No. 16 in the USA Today Coaches Poll. UT won at No. 12 Texas and also beat Oklahoma State and Auburn on the road. It also won the Junkanoo Division title at the Junkanoo Jam with wins over Clemson and UAB. The Lady Vols only losses are to No. 8/9 Stanford and Missouri at home. Those teams currently rank No. 4 and No. 31 in the RPI.

The Wooden Award Top 25 will be pared down to 20 later in the season before a list of 15 finalists is revealed ahead of the NCAA Tournament. The Wooden Award winner will be announced at the College Basketball Awards on April 12.

Wooden Award Top 25

Kristine Anigwe, Cal

Kenisha Bell, Minnesota

Kalani Brown, Baylor

Bridget Carleton, Iowa State

Chennedy Carter. Texas A&M

Kaila Charles, Maryland

Napheesa Collier, UConn

Lauren Cox, Baylor

Sophie Cunningham, Missouri

Crystal Dangerfield, UConn

Rennia DavisTennessee

Asia Durr, Louisville

Megan Gustafson, Iowa

Ruthy Hebard, Oregon

Rhyne Howard, Kentucky

Sabrina Ionescu, Oregon

Tiana Mangakahia, Syracuse

Teaira McCowan, Mississippi State

Aari McDonald, Arizona

Arike Ogunbowale, Notre Dame

Katie Lou Samuelson, UConn

Jessica Shepard, Notre Dame

Destiny Slocum, Oregon State

Alanna Smith, Stanford

Jackie Young, Notre Dame

 

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