PISCATAWAY, NJ – Rutgers junior Cappie Pondexter (Chicago, IL) has been named one of 20 finalists for the 2004 Naismith National Player-of-the-Year Award, given annually to the top Division I player in women’s basketball." />
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Pondexter Named Naismith Finalist
  • Posted on February 18, 2004 12:00:00 AM
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  • PISCATAWAY, NJ – Rutgers junior Cappie Pondexter (Chicago, IL) has been named one of 20 finalists for the 2004 Naismith National Player-of-the-Year Award, given annually to the top Division I player in women’s basketball.

    Pondexter, a 5-9 guard, is averaging 17.7 points, 5.0 rebounds, 4.5 assists and 1.8 steals per game for the Scarlet Knights this season, and has already been named a finalist for this year’s Nancy Lieberman Award (top point guard), Wooden Women’s Award (national player of the year) and State Farm Wade Trophy (national player of the year). An honorable mention All-America selection by the Associated Press and Kodak/Women’s Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) last season, she twice has been named the BIG EAST Conference Co-Player of the Week this winter, and she earned a spot on the Preseason WNIT All-Tournament Team.

    The Scarlet Knights (14-9, 6-5 BIG EAST) host Providence Wednesday, Feb. 18, at 7:30 p.m.

    2004 Naismith National Player-of-the-Year Award Finalists
    Seimone Augustus, Louisiana State
    Jacqueline Batteast, Notre Dame
    Alana Beard, Duke
    Tera Bjorklund, Colorado
    Jamie Carey, Texas
    Shameka Christon, Arkansas
    Shyra Ely, Tennessee
    Trina Frierson, LA Tech
    Chandi Jones, Houston
    Kelly Mazzante, Penn State
    Nicole Ohlde, Kansas State
    Cappie Pondexter, Rutgers
    Nicole Powell, Stanford
    Stacy Stephens, Texas
    Diana Taurasi, Connecticut
    Christi Thomas, Georgia
    Iciss Tillis, Duke
    Kendra Wecker, Kansas State
    Lindsay Whalen, Minnesota
    Shereka Wright, Purdue

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