Kelsey Mitchell - National Player of the Year Candidate
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Ohio State freshman Kelsey Mitchell has had quite the season so far and her name is popping up on just about every national award.
Mitchell has been named the National Freshman of the Year by both ESPNW and College Sports Madness in addition to being named a second team All-American by both outlets. She is the Co-Big Ten Player of the Year and the unanimous B1G Freshman of the Year.
Mitchell finds herself one of three finalists for the Dawn Staley Award which goes to the country's top guard and one of five finalists for the Nancy Lieberman Award which honors the nation's top point guard. She is the only freshman of the 10 semifinalists for the Naismith Trophy presented by AT&T and one of 15 on the John R Wooden National Ballot.
Nationally, Mitchell leads the country with 25.0 points per game as well as three-point field goals made with 122. She is just four three-pointers away from the NCAA single-season record. Her 825 points this season have already set a new OSU single-season record. Mitchell is just the second freshman ever to be named B1G Player of the Year and is looking to become just the seventh Buckeye to earn WBCA All-America honors.
Below is a list of Mitchell's accomplishments to date:
Honors and Awards
Records and Stats
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