Texas' Brooke McCarty is among 20 players nominated for the Lieberman Award as nation's top point guard. (Stephen Spillman / for AMERICAN-STATESMAN)

Women's Basketball

Texas point guard Brooke McCarty on Lieberman list

Senior Longhorn among 20 candidates chosen as top point guard in the country

Posted November 6th, 2017

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  • The winner of the 2018 Lieberman Award will be anno at the NCAA Women’s Final Four in Columbus, Ohio.

Who is the best point guard in women’s basketball?

The answer won’t be known until March, but Texas senior Brooke McCarty is one of 20 players nationally who has been named to the watch list for the 2018 Nancy Lieberman Award, it was announced Monday.

Texas’s Brooke McCarty is the reigning Player of the Year in the Big 12. DEBORAH CANNON / AMERICAN-STATESMAN

The winner of the 2018 Lieberman Award will be announced at an inaugural awards ceremony hosted by the Basketball Hall of Fame, Women’s Basketball Coaches Association, and ESPN at the NCAA Women’s Final Four in Columbus, Ohio.


McCarty is the reigning Big 12 Conference Player of the Year, the first person in program history to earn that distinction. She led the Longhorns in scoring with 14.1 points per game and was the Big 12 Conference leader in three-point-field-goal percentage at .430 (77-of-179).

McCarty was named to the 2017-18 All-Big 12 Preseason Team and was named a First-Team Preseason All-American by Street & Smith’s 2017-18 Preseason College Basketball Yearbook.

2018 Nancy Lieberman Award Candidates

Kennedy Leonard, Colorado

Kia Nurse, Connecticut

Lexie Brown, Duke

Tianna Tarter, East Tennessee State

Loren Cagle, Lipscomb

Sydni Means, Mercer

Katelynn Flaherty, Michigan

Kenisha Bell, Minnesota

Morgan William, Mississippi State

Kelsey Mitchell, Ohio State

Sabrina Ionescu, Oregon

Teniya Page, Penn State

Jackie Kemph, Saint Louis

Bianca Cuevas-Moore, South Carolina

Jessica Kovatch, St Francis (Pa.)

Brooke McCarty, Texas

Jordin Canada, UCLA

Chanette Hicks, Virginia Tech

Emily Clemens, Western Illinois

Deja Wimby, Western Michigan