College Basketball Awards

The U.S. Basketball Writers Association annually honors the top players and coaches in the game. The Missouri Athletic Club is the host of the basketball awards banquet. The event features the presentation of the Ann Meyers Drysdale Award (Women's Player of the Year), Oscar Robertson Award (Men's Player of the Year), Henry Iba Award (Coach of the Year), Women's Coach of the Year, Wayman Tisdale Award (Freshman of the Year) and Tamika Catchings Award (Women's Freshman of the Year).

Click on the tiles below to see a video wrap up of the past events.

2024 Zach Edey, Purdue
2023 Zach Edey, Purdue
2022 Oscar Tshiebwe, Kentucky
2021 Luke Garza, Iowa
2020 Obi Toppin, Dayton
2019 Zion Williamson, Duke
2018 Jalen Brunson, Villanova
2017 Frank Mason III, Kansas
2016 Buddy Hield, Oklahoma
2015 Frank Kaminsky, Wisconsin
2014 Doug McDermott, Creighton
2013 Trey Burke, Michigan
2012 Anthony Davis, Kentucky
2011 Jimmer Fredette, BYU
2010 Evan Turner, Ohio State
2009 Blake Griffin, Oklahoma
2008 Tyler Hansbrough, North Carolina
2007 Kevin Durant, Texas
2006 Adam Morrison, Gonzaga; J.J. Redick, Duke
2005 Andrew Bogut, Utah
2004 Jameer Nelson, St. Joseph's
2003 David West, Xavier
2002 Jay Williams, Duke
2001 Shane Battier, Duke
2000 Kenyon Martin, Cincinnati
1999 Elton Brand, Duke
1998 Antawn Jamison, North Carolina
1997 Tim Duncan, Wake Forest
1996 Marcus Camby, Massachusetts
1995 Ed O'Bannon, UCLA
1994 Glenn Robinson, Purdue
1993 Calbert Cheaney, Indiana
1992 Christian Laettner, Duke
1991 Larry Johnson, UNLV
1990 Lionel Simmons, La Salle
1989 Danny Ferry, Duke
1988 Hersey Hawkins, Bradley
1987 David Robinson, Navy
1986 Walter Berry, St. John's
1985 Chris Mullin, St. John's
1984 Michael Jordan, North Carolina
1983 Ralph Sampson, Virginia
1982 Ralph Sampson, Virginia
1981 Ralph Sampson, Virginia
1980 Mark Aguirre, DePaul
1979 Larry Bird, Indiana State
1978 Phil Ford, North Carolina
1977 Marques Johnson, UCLA
1976 Adrian Dantley, Notre Dame
1975 David Thompson, N.C. State
1974 Bill Walton, UCLA
1973 Bill Walton, UCLA
1972 Bill Walton, UCLA
1971 Sidney Wicks, UCLA
1970 Pete Maravich, LSU
1969 Pete Maravich, LSU
1968 Lew Alcindor, UCLA
1967 Lew Alcindor, UCLA
1966 Cazzie Russell, Michigan
1965 Bill Bradley, Princeton
1964 Walt Hazzard, UCLA
1963 Art Heyman, Duke
1962 Jerry Lucas, Ohio State
1961 Jerry Lucas, Ohio State
1960 Oscar Robertson, Cincinnati
1959 Oscar Robertson, Cincinnati



2024 Caitlin Clark, Iowa
2023 Caitlin Clark, Iowa
2022 Alana Beard, Duke
2021 Paige Bueckers, UConn
2020 Sabrina Ionescu, Oregon
2019 Megan Gustafson, Iowa
2018 A'ja Wilson, South Carolina
2017 Kelsey Plum, Washington
2016 Breanna Stewart, Connecticut
2015 Breanna Stewart, Connecticut
2014 Breanna Stewart, Connecticut
2013 Brittney Griner, Baylor
2012 Brittney Griner, Baylor
2011 Maya Moore, Connecticut
2010 Tina Charles, Connecticut
2009 Maya Moore, Connecticut
2008 Candace Parker, Tennessee
2007 Candace Parker, Tennessee
2006 Ivory Latta, North Carolina
2005 Seimone Augustus, LSU
2004 Alana Beard, Duke
2003 Diana Taurasi, Connecticut
2002 Sue Bird, Connecticut
2001 Ruth Riley, Notre Dame
2000 Tamika Catchings, Tennessee
1999 Chamique Holdsclaw, Tennessee
1998 Chamique Holdsclaw, Tennessee
1997 Kate Starbird, Stanford
1996 Saudia Roundtree, Georgia
1995 Rebecca Lobo, Connecticut
1994 Lisa Leslie, USC
1993 Sheryl Swoopes, Texas Tech
1992 Dawn Staley, Virginia
1991 Dawn Staley, Virginia
1990 Jennifer Azzi, Stanford
1989 Clarissa Davis, Texas
1988 Sue Wicks, Rutgers



2024 Kelvin Sampson, Houston
2023 Shaka Smart, Marquette
2022 Tommy Lloyd, Arizona
2021 Juwan Howard, Michigan
2020 Anthony Grant, Dayton
2019 Rick Barnes, Tennessee
2018 Tony Bennett, Virginia
2017 Mark Few, Gonzaga
2016 Chris Mack, Xavier
2015 Tony Bennett, Virginia
2014 Gregg Marshall, Wichita State
2013 Jim LarraƱaga, Miami (Fla.)
2012 Frank Haith, Missouri
2011 Mike Brey, Notre Dame
2010 Jim Boeheim, Syracuse
2009 Bill Self, Kansas
2008 Keno Davis, Drake
2007 Tony Bennett, Washington State
2006 Roy Williams, North Carolina
2005 Bruce Weber, Illinois
2004 Phil Martelli, St. Joseph's
2003 Tubby Smith, Kentucky
2002 Ben Howland, Pittsburgh
2001 Al Skinner, Boston College
2000 Larry Eustacy, Iowa State
1999 Cliff Ellis, Auburn
1998 Tom Izzo, Michigan State
1997 Clem Haskins, Minnesota
1996 Gene Keady, Purdue
1995 Kelvin Sampson, Oklahoma
1994 Charlie Spoonhour, Saint Louis
1993 Eddie Fogler, Vanderbilt
1992 Perry Clark, Tulane
1991 Randy Ayers, Ohio State
1990 Roy Williams, Kansas
1989 Bob Knight, Indiana
1988 John Chaney, Temple
1987 John Chaney, Temple
1986 Dick Versace, Bradley
1985 Lou Carnesecca, St. John's
1984 Gene Keady, Purdue
1983 Lou Carnesecca, St. John's
1982 John Thompson, Georgetown
1981 Ralph Miller, Oregon State
1980 Ray Meyer, DePaul
1979 Dean Smith, North Carolina
1978 Ray Meyer, DePaul
1977 Eddie Sutton, Arkansas
1976 Johnny Orr, Michigan
1975 Bob Knight, Indiana
1974 Norm Sloan, N.C. State
1973 John Wooden, UCLA
1972 John Wooden, UCLA
1971 John Wooden, UCLA
1970 John Wooden, UCLA
1969 Maury John, Drake
1968 Guy Lewis, Houston
1967 John Wooden, UCLA
1966 Adolph Rupp, Kentucky
1965 Bill Van Breda Kolff, Princeton
1964 John Wooden, UCLA
1963 Ed Jucker, Cincinnati
1962 Fred Taylor, Ohio State
1961 Fred Taylor, Ohio State
1960 Pete Newell, California
1959 Eddie Hickey, Marquette



2024 Reed Sheppard, Kentucky
2023 Brandon Miller, Alabama
2022 Jabari Smith, Auburn
2021 Cade Cunningham, Oklahoma State
2020 Vernon Carey Jr., Duke
2019 Zion Williamson, Duke
2018 Trae Young, Oklahoma
2017 Lonzo Ball, UCLA
2016 Ben Simmons, LSU
2015 Jahlil Okafor, Duke
2014 Jabari Parker, Duke
2013 Marcus Smart, Oklahoma State
2012 Anthony Davis, Kentucky
2011 Jared Sullinger, Ohio State
2010 John Wall, Kentucky
2009 Tyreke Evans, Memphis
2008 Michael Beasley, Kansas State
2007 Kevin Durant, Texas
2006 Tyler Hansbrough, North Carolina
2005 Marvin Williams, North Carolina
2004 Luol Deng, Duke
2003 Carmelo Anthony, Syracuse
2002 T.J. Ford, Texas
2001 Eddie Griffin, Seton Hall
2000 Jason Gardner, Arizona
1999 Quentin Richardson, DePaul
1998 Larry Hughes, Saint Louis
1997 None selected
1996 None selected
1995 None selected
1994 Joe Smith, Maryland
1993 Jason Kidd, California
1992 Chris Webber, Michigan
1991 Rodney Rogers, Wake Forest
1990 Kenny Anderson, Georgia Tech
1989 Chris Jackson, LSU



The USBWA has been presenting the women’s freshman of the year since 1998. In 2019, the award was named after Tamika Catchings, the 1998 recipient of the award. During that 1997-98 season, she averaged 18.2 points per game to lead the Tennessee Lady Volunteers to a national championship in a 39-0 season.
During her collegiate career, Catchings set program records for most points with 711, including a 35-point game against DePaul. She went on to become a three-time USBWA All-American and the association's National Player of the Year in the 1999-2000 season as she finished her career at Tennessee with 2,133 career points and 1,004 career rebounds. In her four seasons playing for the legendary Pat Summitt, the Lady Vols won four SEC titles and compiled a 134-10 record, including a 54-2 mark in conference play. She was a three-time first-team All-SEC selection. Catchings played for the United States on Olympic gold-medal winning teams in 2004, '08, '12 and '16.

Past Tamika Catchings Award Winners
2024 JuJu Watkins, USC
2023 Ta'Niya Latson, Florida State
2022 Aneesha Morrow, DePaul
2021 Paige Bueckers, UConn; Caitlin Clark, Iowa
2020 Aliyah Boston, South Carolina
2019 Rhyne Howard, Kentucky
2018 Chennedy Carter, Texas A&M
2017 Sabrina Ionescu, Oregon
2016 Kristine Anigwe, California
2015 Kelsey Mitchell, Ohio State
2014 Diamond DeShields, North Carolina
2013 Jewell Loyd, Notre Dame
2012 Elizabeth Williams, Duke
2011 Odyssey Sims, Baylor
2010 Brittney Griner, Baylor
2009 Shekinna Stricklen, Tennessee
2008 Maya Moore, UConn
2007 Tina Charles, UConn
2006 Courtney Paris, Oklahoma
2005 Tasha Humphrey, Georgia; Candice Wiggins, Stanford
2004 Tiffany Jackson, Texas
2003 Seimone Augustus, LSU
2002 Jacqueline Batteast, Notre Dame
2001 Alana Beard, Duke
2000 LaToya Thomas, Mississippi State
1999 Linda Froehlich, UNLV
1998 Tamika Catchings, Tennessee
1997 Shea Ralph, UConn
1996 Chamique Holdsclaw, Tennessee
1995 Korie Hlede, Duquesne
1994 Leslie Johnson, Purdue
1993 Katie Smith, Ohio State
1992 Niesa Johnson, Alabama
Women’s Basketball Coach of the Year
The USBWA has presented the Coach of the Year in Women’s Basketball since 1990. Stanford’s Tara VanDerveer was the inaugural winner of the award and the most recent winner in 2021. Other coaches to win the award multiple times are Kim Mulkey (3), Muffet McGraw (3) and Geno Auriemma (6).
2024 Dawn Staley, South Carolina
2023 Dawn Staley, South Carolina
2022 Dawn Staley, South Carolina
2021 Tara VanDerveer, Stanford
2020 Dawn Staley, South Carolina
2019 Kim Mulkey, Baylor
2018 Vic Schaefer, Mississippi State
2017 Geno Auriemma, UConn
2016 Geno Auriemma, UConn
2015 Courtney Banghart, Princeton
2014 Muffet McGraw, Notre Dame
2013 Muffet McGraw, Notre Dame
2012 Kim Mulkey, Baylor
2011 Kim Mulkey, Baylor
2010 Connie Yori, Nebraska
2009 Geno Auriemma, UConn
2008 Geno Auriemma, UConn
2007 Gail Goestenkors, Duke
2006 Sylvia Hatchell, North Carolina
2005 Pokey Chatman, LSU
2004 Joe Curl, Houston
2003 Geno Auriemma, UConn
2002 Brenda Frese, Minnesota
2001Muffet McGraw, Notre Dame
2000 Andy Landers, Georgia
1999 Carolyn Peck, Purdue
1998 Pat Summitt, Tennessee
1997 Wendy Larry, Old Dominion
1996 Leon Barmore, Louisiana Tech
1995 Geno Auriemma, UConn
1994 Ceal Barry, Colorado
1993 Jim Foster, Vanderbilt
1992 Chris Weller, Maryland
1991 Debbie Ryan, Virginia
1990 Tara VanDerveer, Stanford
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