Naismith Defensive Player of the Year Award

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Naismith Defensive Player of the Year Award
Given forthe most outstanding defensive player in college basketball
CountryUnited States
Presented byAtlanta Tipoff Club
History
First award2018
Most recentMatisse Thybulle, Washington (men)
Kristine Anigwe, California (women)
Websitehttp://naismithtrophy.com

The Naismith College Defensive Player of the Year Award is an annual basketball award given to the most outstanding defensive player in men's and women's college basketball.[1] It has been awarded by the Atlanta Tipoff Club since 2018,[2][3][4] it is named in honor of James Naismith, who invented the game of basketball.[5]

Winners[edit]

Men's
Year Player College Position Class Ref
2017–18 Jevon Carter West Virginia G Senior [6]
2018–19 Matisse Thybulle Washington G Senior [7]
Women's
Year Player College Position Class Ref
2017–18 Teaira McCowan Mississippi State C Junior [8]
2018–19 Kristine Anigwe California C Senior [9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Awards". NaismithTrophy.com. Retrieved April 21, 2019.
  2. ^ "UVA's Hunter named to Naismith defensive player watch list". CBS19News.com. January 22, 2019. Retrieved April 21, 2019.
  3. ^ "Ashton Hagans named to Naismith Defensive Player of the Year semifinalist list". The Covington News. February 21, 2019. Retrieved April 21, 2019.
  4. ^ "Bona and Naismith Awards Form Partnership and Create New Award" (Press release). Bona. March 27, 2018. Retrieved April 21, 2019.
  5. ^ "Lady Bears duo named to Defensive Player of the Year midseason watch list". Waco Tribune-Herald. January 25, 2019. Retrieved April 21, 2019.
  6. ^ "Carter wins inaugural Naismith Defensive Player of the Year Award". The Register-Herald. April 1, 2018. Retrieved April 21, 2019.
  7. ^ Allen, Percy (April 7, 2019). "Matisse Thybulle steals another trophy: the Naismith defensive player of the year award". The Seattle Times. Retrieved April 21, 2019.
  8. ^ "Schaefer Naismith Coach of the Year; Vivians, McCowan nab national honors" (Press release). Atlanta Tipoff Club. March 31, 2018. Retrieved April 21, 2019.
  9. ^ Kenney, Madeline (April 9, 2019). "WNBA Draft preview: 4 candidates for the Chicago Sky's first-round pick". Chicago Sun Times. Retrieved April 21, 2019.

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