Nebraska senior Kelsey Griffin was added to the Wade Trophy Watch List by the award’s committee on Thursday. It’s been fun to follow Griffin this season, the 6-2 power forward from Eagle River, Alaska, who is having an unbelievable season coming back from an injury to average 19.1 points and 10.4 rebounds while leading the Huskers with 33 steals.
The two-time first-team All-Big 12 selection is leading the Big 12 in rebounding, ranking third in the league in scoring despite averaging just 26.4 minutes per game and ranks among the top 25 players nationally in both scoring and rebounding, while ranking in the top five in the country in field goal percentage (.611).
Griffin is the Big 12 Conference’s active career rebounding leader with 852, while ranking third among active scorers in the league with 1,691 points. She is one just three players in Nebraska history to record 1,600 points and 800 rebounds in her career, joining 1993 Wade Trophy winner Karen Jennings and All-American and two-time WNBA All-Star Anna DeForge.
The list will be narrowed to 12 players in mid-March with the winner announced during the women’s Final Four in San Antonio.