Nebraska senior Jordan Hooper was named one of 12 finalists for the Wade Trophy by the award’s committee, the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA). The Wade Trophy is presented annually to the WBCA National Player of the Year. Hooper becomes the third Husker Wade Trophy finalist in history, joining 1993 Wade Trophy winner Karen Jennings and 2010 first-team WBCA All-American Kelsey Griffin.
Hooper finished her Nebraska career ranked No. 2 in career points (2,357) and rebounds (1,110) in Husker history, while also setting the school three-point record with 295 in her career. She tied Griffin’s career record with 40 double-doubles, while setting Nebraska records for career points, rebounds and three-pointers in the NCAA Tournament.
As a senior, Hooper averaged 20.4 points and 9.1 rebounds while leading Nebraska to a 26-7 overall record and the second round of the NCAA Tournament.
The candidates were selected by a vote of committee members consisting of leading basketball coaches, journalists and administrators. The committee will select the winner of The Wade Trophy from among these 12 finalists who also are named to the 10-member WBCA NCAA Division I Coaches’ All-America Team when it is chosen in April.
The winner will be announced during the WBCA Awards Show, which will be held at 5:30 p.m. CT Monday, April 7, in the Omni Nashville Hotel’s Broadway Ballroom.