PISCATAWAY, N.J. (February 10, 2012) – Rutgers women’s basketball senior point guard Khadijah Rushdan (Wilmington, Del.) has been selected as one of 20 players to be named to the U.S. Basketball Writers Association’s Midseason Watch List for the Women’s National Player of the Year.
The association will announce its 2012 All-America Team in mid-March. At that time, finalists will also be chosen for the player of the year. Once finalists are announced, the entire USBWA membership will vote for the winner of the National Player of the Year. Members of the association’s board of directors chose the players to be included on the list as contenders for the trophy, which will be presented to the National Player of the Year in Denver at the USBWA’s Women’s College Basketball Awards Breakfast on April 3.
Rushdan, who has missed the last two games due to injury, is averaging 12.7 points, 5.4 rebounds and 3.7 assists per game this season. She has tallied 14 double-digit scoring games in her senior campaign, including a pair of 20-point scoring efforts. The Wilmington, Del., native’s season-high 24 points against DePaul included RU’s last 11 points and the game-winning basket with 1.5 seconds remaining on the clock.
The senior became the 30th player in Rutgers women’s basketball history to reach the 1,000 point plateau earlier this season, in addition to becoming just the second player in program history to accumulate 1,000 points, 500 rebounds and 400 assists.
Rushdan is one of six seniors included on the list and one of seven players representing the BIG EAST Conference.