Katrina McClain Award

Katrina McClain was a prolific rebounder and terrific scorer in a career that spanned three Olympic Games, three continents, and countless driveways, backyards, and arenas all over the world. Before she earned her stripes for USA Basketball, McClain starred at the University of Georgia where she was a two-time Kodak All-America and the WBCA National Player of the Year her senior season. She left Georgia as the school's second all-time leading scorer and rebounder, averaging a double-double her final two seasons in Athens. The Lady Bulldogs reached the 1985 NCAA Final Four and national championship game with McClain controlling the paint and Teresa Edwards running the offense. The two-time USA Basketball Female Athlete of the Year finished her international career with two Olympic gold medals and one bronze, three FIBA World Championships medals, and five medals at the Goodwill Games, Pan Am Games, and World University Games. In all Katrina McClain appeared on eleven USA Basketball rosters becoming one of the most decorated athletes in USA Basketball history.

Past Winners
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Player Name School
Kianna IbisArizona St.
Lauren CoxBaylor
Reyna FrostCentral Michigan
Napheesa CollierConnecticut
Audrey FaberCreighton
Sara RhineDrake
Caliya RobinsonGeorgia
Peyton WilliamsKansas St.
Brianna FraserMaryland
Alex JohnsonMiddle Tennessee
Anriel HowardMississippi St.
Jessica ShepardNotre Dame
Pallas Kunaiyi-AkpanahNorthwestern
Ruthy HebardOregon
Bella AlariePrinceton
Alexis JenningsSouth Carolina
Alanna SmithStanford
Amy OkonkwoTCU
Charli CollierTexas
Megan HuffUtah

McClain's Career Highlights

College
  • Georgia (1984-1987)
College Playing Highlights
  • Two-time Kodak All-American (1986, 1987)
  • Freshman All-American Team (1984)
  • First ever SEC Freshman of the year (1984)
  • National Player of the Year (1987)
  • WBCA Player of the Year (1987)
  • Georgia’s single season record holder for points (796), points per game (24.9), field goals made (310), free throws made (176), and free throws attempted (240)
  • Georgia’s career record holder for field goal percentage (62%)
Pro
  • Kyoto Petroleum – Japan (1989-1991)
  • Sidis Ancona – Italy (1992)
  • Valencia – Spain (1993-1995)
  • Galatasaray – Turkey (1995-1996)
  • Atlanta Glory – ABL (1998)
Pro Playing Highlights
  • ABL All-Star (1998)
  • Two-time gold medal winner in the Summer Olympics (1988, 1996)
  • One-time bronze medal winner in the Summer Olympics (1992)
  • USA Basketball’s Female Athlete of the Year (1988, 1992)

Past Winners

Year Player Name School
2018 Ruthy Hebard University of Oregon