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Indiana women’s basketball guard Sara Scalia named a Ann Meyers Drysdale Award Top 10 candidate



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Indiana women's basketball guard Sara Scalia was named an Ann Meyers Drysdale Award Top 10 Candidate as her terrific season continues. (Indiana Athletics)

Indiana women’s basketball guard Sara Scalia has been one of the top shooters in the country this season and it was rewarded on Tuesday as she was named as one of players to make the Ann Meyers Drysdale award top 10 list.

Scalia is having a terrific season, averaging 15.4 points per game while shooting 44.8 percent from three on 3.1 made 3s per game. Scalia has made at least three 3s in seven games this year.

She has six games with at least 20 points, including one 32-point performance.

Below is the full release from the Indiana women’s basketball program.

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – Senior guard Sara Scalia has been named to the Top 10 for the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame and the Women’s College Basketball Association (WBCA) 2024 Ann Meyers Drysdale award.

The Stillwater, Minn. native has helped Indiana to a 16-2 record this season while shooting 44.8 percent from the 3-point line where she has connected on a team-high 56 triples. The team’s second leading scorer with 15.4 points per game, Scalia shoots 43.9 percent from the floor overall and adds 4.2 rebounds, 2.7 assists, 1.1 steals and holds a +2.7 assist-to-turnover ratio. In nine games this season, she has connected on 50 percent or better from beyond the arc.

Scalia has scored in double figures 15 times this season including an IU-high 32 points on 8-for-11 from the 3-point line against Bowling Green. She has five 20-plus scoring games including back-to-back games last week against Minnesota and Purdue. At the line, she’s averaging 87.2 percent (41-for-47). She is the first IU player to appear as an Ann Meyers Drysdale Top 10 candidate as she was also named to the preseason watch list in 2022-23.

Named after the first player, male or female, named to an All-America Team in four straight college seasons, the annual award, now in its seventh year, recognizes the top shooting guard in women’s NCAA Division I college basketball. To be considered for this prestigious award, candidates must exhibit the tenacity and scoring prowess of Class of 1993 Hall of Famer Ann Meyers.

Fans can support their favorite players in the remaining rounds by participating in Fan Voting, presented by Dell Technologies, starting Friday, January 26, on The Fan Vote will count as one committee vote during the finalist selection process.

In March, five finalists will be presented to Meyers Drysdale and the Hall of Fame’s selection committee. The Selection Committee for the Ann Meyers Drysdale Award is composed of top women’s college basketball personnel, including media members, head coaches, sports information directors, and Hall of Famers.

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