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Samuelson Named Finalist for Ann Meyers Drysdale Award

Feb. 27, 2018

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. - Junior Katie Lou Samuelson was named as one of five finalists for the 2018 Ann Meyers Drysdale Award, which recognizes the top shooting guard in women's NCAA Division I college basketball.

Samuelson leads UConn's top-ranked offense with 18.3 points per game. She leads the nation with a 49.3 three-point field goal percentage. The Huntington Beach, Calif., native is also averaging 4.3 rebounds per game and has 92 assists and 33 steals.

The other four finalists for the Ann Meyers Drysdale Award are Asia Durr (Louisville), Victoria Vivians (Mississippi St.), Arike Ogunbowale (Notre Dame) and Kitija Laksa (South Florida).

The winner of the 2018 Ann Meyers Drysdale Award will be announced during ESPN2's telecast of the national semifinal games in the 2018 NCAA Women's Final Four in Columbus, Ohio on Friday, March 30. The award will then be presented to the student-athlete on Saturday, March 31 at a new awards reception presented by the Basketball Hall of Fame and the WBCA and held at the Greater Columbus Convention Center.

On Monday, senior Kia Nurse was named a finalist for the 2018 Nancy Lieberman Point Guard of the Year Award.