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Diamond DeShields is the only freshman selected to The John R. Wooden Award Ballot.
Diamond DeShields is the only freshman selected to The John R. Wooden Award Ballot.
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DeShields Selected To Wooden Award Final Ballot
Release: 03/06/2014
Los Angeles - North Carolina guard Diamond DeShields is the only freshman selected to The John R. Wooden Award Ballot, announced Thursday by The Los Angeles Athletic Club.

The Norcross, Ga., native averages 17.7 points and 5.5 rebounds for the 13th-ranked Tar Heels. DeShields was named Atlantic Coast Conference Rookie of the Year on Wednesday and first team All-ACC on Tuesday.

The Wooden Award All American Team, consisting of the nation's top five players, will be announced the week of the Sweet Sixteen round of the NCAA Tournament after voting by hundreds of media members from March 12 through 25.

Connecticut, the number one ranked team in the country, placed three players on the ballot: Stefanie Dolson, Bria Hartley and Breanna Stewart. Notre Dame was the only other school with multiple players balloted, Jewell Loyd and Kayla McBride.

The ACC and The American lead the way in terms of conferences, with five selections from the ACC and four from The American. The Big Ten had three, followed by the Big 12, Pac-12 and SEC each with one player named to the ballot.

North Carolina, the No. 6 seed in the ACC Tournament, plays 11th-seed Wake Forest on Thursday at 8:30 p.m. in Greensboro, N.C.

2013-14 John R. Wooden Award Women's Ballot
Rachel Barnham, Jr., Minnesota
Diamond DeShields, Fr., North Carolina
Stefanie Dolson, Sr., UConn
Bria Hartley, Sr., UConn
Jordan Hooper, Sr., Nebraska
Tricia Liston, Sr., Duke
Jewell Loyd, So., Notre Dame
Maggie Lucas, Sr., Penn State
Kayla McBride, Sr., Notre Dame
Tiffany Mitchell, So., South Carolina
Chiney Ogwumike, Sr., Stanford
Shoni Schimmel, Jr., Louisville
Odyssey Sims, Sr., Baylor
Breanna Stewart, So., UConn
Alyssa Thomas, Sr., Maryland


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