Wojta left off Wooden Award list

January 27th, 2012 at 5:34 pm by under Sports

The Phoenix women are experts … professionals, at deflecting praise.  Record win streak?  No biggie.  Ridiculous rankings?  Meh.

Not that perfection needs motivation, but Green Bay’s star might have it — forward Julie Wojta was not included on the Wooden Award Midseason list, the top 20 candidates for the top women’s player in the nation.

Wojta’s having a crazy all-around year: 19.1 points and 9.8 rebounds per game, also leads the Phoenix in steals (3.8/game), blocks … Wojta is even tied for second on the team in assists.

Only two of the 20 players on the midseason list come from non-BCS teams (Delle Donne, Delaware and Shante Evans, Hofstra).

Wojta’s all around game boasts stats comparable to those on the list, and only Brittney Griner’s (on the list) Baylor Bears are, like Green Bay, undefeated.

I asked Phoenix head coach Matt Bollant earlier this season if he thought Wojta deserved to be considered for All-America honors, he said absolutely.  If these kind of individual awards are important … and, I’m just guessing, Wojta would be among the first to say they’re not … it might take a well-within-reach perfect record to escalate Wojta’s notoriety.

The Phoenix media relation folks say they don’t believe a Phoenix player has ever been named to the Wooden Award midseason list.  The award itself is given out April 6th.

You can find the complete list of players on the Wooden midseason list here: http://www.woodenaward.com/?p=1154

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