Prahalis Named to Naismith Women's Watch List

Go Buckeyes! Senior guard Samantha Prahalis.
Go Buckeyes!
Senior guard Samantha Prahalis.
Go Buckeyes!

Nov. 30, 2011

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Ohio State senior point guard Samantha Prahalis has been named to the 2011-12 Naismith Women's watch list, the Atlanta Tipoff Club announced Wednesday.

Prahalis, Ohio State's all-time assists leader and the Big Ten preseason co-player of the year, is currently tied for first in the Big Ten with 19.6 ppg (with teammate Tayler Hill). She also leads the Big Ten in free throw percentage, is second in assist-turnover ratio and third with just under seven assists per game.

Prahalis, who also is on the Wooden Award watch list, is the reigning Big Ten player of the week after capping off a stellar week with 28 points, eight rebounds and eight assists in a win over No. 20 LSU.

In late February, the Atlanta Tipoff Club's Board of Selectors will compile a mid-season team of the top 30 players in the nation. Then in March, the Naismith Trophy voting academy will vote to narrow the list to the four finalists.

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