SPRINGFIELD, Mass.- Texas A&M sophomore point guard Jordan Jones was named to the Nancy Lieberman Award Watch List. The award is given annually to the nation’s top point guard.
Jones has 101 assists on the season, and has increased her pace to 7.5 assists per game since Dec. 28. She had a career-high 13 assists on Dec. 28, which ranks in the top 10 for single-game assists in Texas A&M history. She is currently 24th in the NCAA and third in the SEC in assists per game.
Jones is the only sophomore, and one of just three underclassmen, to be named to the list.
Every year, The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame announces a watch list of candidates for the Nancy Lieberman Award which recognizes the top point guard in women’s NCAA Division I college basketball. Candidates exhibit the floor leadership, play-making and ball-handling skills of Hall of Famer Nancy Lieberman. The list gradually gets narrowed down to 20 in February and then 5 in March with the winner being announced during the Final Four weekend activities.
Previous winners of this prestige award include Skylar Diggins (Notre Dame), Sue Bird (UConn), Diana Taurasi (Uconn), and Temeka Johnson (LSU).
Jones and the Aggies continue the season by hosting No. 8 South Carolina for sole possession of first place in the SEC standings on Thursday, Jan. 16 at 7 p.m. The game is televised on FSSW+.
2014 Nancy Lieberman Award Watch List
Player - School
Kacie Cassell - Akron
Calli Berna - Arkansas
Odyssey Sims - Baylor
Brittany Boyd - California
Bria Hartley - Connecticut
Senee Shearer - Detroit
Chelsea Gray - Duke
Jerica Coley - FIU
Yashira Delgado - Florida State
Damika Martinez - Iona
Samantha Logic - Iowa
Lexie Brown - Maryland
Valencia McFarland - Mississippi
Ashley Deary - Northwestern
Tiffany Bias - Oklahoma State
Fantasia Hilliard - Sacramento State
Keena Mays - SMU
Amber Orrange - Stanford
Natasha Cloud - St. Joseph’s
Jamierra Faulkner - Southern Miss
Ariel Massengale - Tennessee
Jennifer Newsome - Tenn.-Martin
Jordan Jones - Texas A&M
Andola Dortch - Toledo
Joanna Harden - Troy
Jennifer Schlott - Utah State
Chelsea Douglas - Wake Forest
Rebecca Henricson - Western Illinois
Dequesha McClanahan - Winthrop