Despite not playing well of late, the awards keep coming in for the Duke women’s basketball team.
Peters leads the Blue Devils with 7.8 rebounds per game and has started all 21 games she has played (she missed some time with a knee injury). She is one of nine players in Duke history to score over 1,000 points and haul in at least 750 rebounds in her career (and she still has quite a few games left).
Oh and Peters is also smart. She has a 3.787 GPA with a major in political science and a minor in English. She is a two-time CoSIDA Academic All-District III selection. She also is active in the community.
The other finalists include Heather Butler (UT-Martin), Hallie Christofferson (Iowa State), Jerica Coley (FIU), Stefanie Dolson (UConn), Jordan Hooper (Nebraska), Odyssey Sims (Baylor), Natasha Howard (FSU), Maggie Lucas (Penn State), and Chiney Ogwumike (Stanford).
You can vote for Peters once a day by clicking HERE through March 24th.
Senior Tricia Liston and junior Elizabeth Williams were two of the 30 players named to the Naismith Trophy Midseason List.
Liston is averaging a career-best 18.5 points per game while feeling the pressure of being one of two of Duke’s available guards. She is second in the ACC and third nationally in three point field goal percentage at 48.9%.
Williams is on this list for the second straight season. She is averaging 14 points, 7.2 rebounds, and 2.8 blocks per game. The blocks lead the ACC. She is shooting a career-best 54.9% from the field, which is seventh in the conference.
The ACC is well-represented on the list, with eight other players making the top 30. They include Natalie Achonwa, Kayla McBride, and Jewell Loyd of undefeated Notre Dame, Alyssa Thomas of Maryland, Tyuanna Marshall of Georgia Tech, Natasha Howard of Florida State, Markeisha Gatling of NC State, and Diamond DeShields of UNC (she is the only freshman on the list).
For the entire Naismith List, click HERE.