UConn WBB Guard Christyn Williams on the Ann Meyers-Drysdale Watch List

Williams Tabbed to Ann Meyers Drysdale Watch List

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. –Junior Christyn Williams was named to the 20-player watch list for the 2021 Ann Meyers Drysdale Award, as announced by the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame and the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association Tuesday.

Named after the first player, male or female, named to an All-America Team in four straight college seasons, the annual award in its fourth year recognizes the top shooting guard in women’s NCAA Division I college basketball. A national committee of top college basketball personnel determined the watch list of 20 candidates.

The 2020 BIG EAST Preseason Player of the Year, Williams averaged 14.6 points and 4.9 rebounds per game in 2019-20. She was named to the 2020 American Athletic Conference First Team and All-Tournament Team last season.

College basketball fans are encouraged to participate in Fan Voting presented by Dell Technologies in each of the three rounds. In early February, the watch list of 20 players for the 2021 Ann Meyers Drysdale Shooting Guard of the Year Award will be narrowed to just 10. In early March, five finalists will be presented to Meyers Drysdale and the Hall of Fame’s selection committee.Starting Five Fan Voting presented by Dell Technologies will go live on Friday, November 13.

The winner of the 2021 Ann Meyers Drysdale Award will be presented on Friday, April 9, 2021, along with the other four members of the Women’s Starting Five. Additional awards being presented include the Nancy Lieberman Point Guard Award, the Cheryl Miller Small Forward Award, the Katrina McClain Power Forward Award, and the Lisa Leslie Center Award, in addition to the Men’s Starting Five.

Previous winners of the Ann Meyers Drysdale Shooting Guard of the Year Award include Aari McDonald, Arizona (2020), Asia Durr, Louisville (2019) and Victoria Vivians, Mississippi State (2018).

2021 Ann Meyers Drysdale Award Candidates*

Aari McDonald


Chelsea Dungee


DiJonai Carrington


Christyn Williams


Sonya Morris


Jill Townsend


Nicole Cardaño-Hillary


Dana Evans


Ashley Owusu


Jakia Brown-Turner

NC State

Lindsey Pulliam


Taylor Robertson


Taylor Mikesell


Arella Guirantes


Zia Cooke

South Carolina

Kiana Williams


Kiara Lewis


Destiny Pitts

Texas A&M

Charisma Osborne


Brynna Maxwell


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