ATLANTA – Indiana redshirt junior guard Ali Patberg has named one of 30 players to the 2020 Citizens Naismith Trophy Midseason team, announced by the Atlanta Tipoff Club on Tuesday.
Patberg has played and started in all 25 games this season and leads the way in scoring with 13.6 points per game, 5.3 assists per contest and a +2.3 assist-to-turnover ratio. The Columbus, Ind. native is also averaging 4.7 rebounds per game and shooting 48.2 percent from the floor. She has scored in double figures 19 times this season, two times with 20 or more points and has one double-double. Patberg is also shooting 77.5 percent at the free throw line and averages 1.2 steals per game.
On Monday, Patberg was also announced as one of 10 finalist for the Nancy Lieberman Award and other preseason honors included a preseason All-Big Ten selection, Wooden Award Late Season Top 20, Ann Meyers Drysdale watch list and Naismith Trophy watch list.
The 10 semifinalists for the Naismith Trophy will be announced on Marc 3, and the finalist revealed on March 20. The winner of the 2020 Citizens Naismith Trophy for Women’s Player of the Year will be announced on April 4.
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