SPRINGFIELD, Mass. –
Marquette University senior guard Allazia Blockton
is one of 20 watch list candidates for the 2019 Ann Meyers Drysdale Award, the Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) announced on Tuesday. The annual award, in its second year, recognizes the nation's top shooting guard in women's NCAA Division I college basketball.
This marks the second-straight year on the list for Blockton, who is joined by fellow BIG EAST Conference representatives Dionna White of Georgetown and Jovana Nogic of Providence.
The Milwaukee native led the Golden Eagles to the second round of the NCAA tournament and was a WBCA All-American honorable mention honoree following the 2017-18 season. She earned the 2018 BIG EAST Player of the Year award and was a unanimous choice to the league's first team for the second-straight year. She ranks third on the program's all-time scoring list with 1,774 career points, which is 166 points shy of the record set by Krystal Ellis, who completed her career in 2009 with 1,940 points.
The Selection Committee for the Ann Meyers Drysdale Award is comprised of some of the top women's college basketball personnel including media members, head coaches, sports information directors and hall of famers. By mid-February, the watch list of 20 players for the 2019 Ann Meyers Drysdale Award will be narrowed to just 10. In March, five finalists will be presented to Ms. Drysdale and the hall of fame's selection committee. Fans will have the opportunity to vote for their favorite finalist at www.hoophallawards.com
The winner of the 2019 Ann Meyers Drysdale Award will be revealed on an ESPN platform during the 2019 Women's Final Four in Tampa, Florida. Ann Meyers Drysdale played for UCLA from 1974-78 and was the first player, male or female, named to the All-America Team in four-straight seasons. She was also the first female basketball player to receive an athletic scholarship.