COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio State junior point guard Kelsey Mitchell has been in the running for a number of national awards this season. The latest is she has been named one of five finalists for the Nancy Lieberman Award which honors the country’s top point guard.
Mitchell currently leads the Big Ten in scoring at 23.0 points per game and is sixth nationally. She has made a three-pointer in every game this season and is fifth in the country with 107 makes. Her 360 career three-point field goals are the most in OSU history and second-most in Big Ten history. Mitchell accounts for nearly 40 percent of the Buckeye offense between scoring and assisting.
The Cincinnati, Ohio native has also been named a finalist for the Dawn Staley Award which goes to the top guard in the country and a semifinalist for the Naismith Award honoring the best player in the country. The John R. Wooden Award, which Mitchell was a finalist for last season, has also put her on the national ballot this season.
Mitchell was named the Big Ten’s Player of the Year this season and was a unanimous first team selection. This was her second player of the year award and her third season being named to the conference’s top team.