wade-trophyWade Trophy Recipients

This award, established in 1978, is named for Margaret Wade, one of the most outstanding basketball coaches and pioneers in the game. Through a collaborative partnership between SHAPE America and the Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) the Wade Trophy has gained national recognition and is the most prestigious award in women's college basketball. 

  • 2013: Brittney Griner/Baylor University
  • 2012: Brittney Griner/Baylor University
  • 2011: Maya Moore/University of Connecticut
  • 2010: Maya Moore/University of Connecticut
  • 2009: Maya Moore/University of Connecticut
  • 2008: Candice Wiggins/Stanford University
  • 2007: Candace Parker/University of Tennessee
  • 2006: Seimone Augustus/Louisiana State University
  • 2005: Seimone Augustus/Louisiana State University
  • 2004: Alana Beard/ Duke University
  • 2003: Diana Taurasi/ University of Connecticut
  • 2002: Sue Bird/ University of Connecticut
  • 2001: Jackie Stiles/ Southwest Missouri State
  • 2000: Edwina Brown/ University of Texas
  • 1999: Stephanie White-McCarty/ Purdue University
  • 1998: Ticha Penicheiro/ Old Dominion University
  • 1997: DeLisha Milton/ University of Florida
  • 1996: Jennifer Rizzotti/ University of Connecticut
  • 1995: Rebecca Lobo/ University of Connecticut
  • 1994: Carol Shudlick/ University of Minnesota
  • 1993: Karen Jennings/ University of Nebraska
  • 1992: Susan Robinson/ Penn State University
  • 1991: Daedra Charles/ University of Tennessee
  • 1990: Jennifer Azzi/ Stanford University
  • 1989: Clarissa Davis-Wrightsil/ University of Texas
  • 1988: Teresa Weatherspoon/ Louisiana Tech University
  • 1987: Shelly Pennefather/ Villanova University
  • 1986: Kamie Ethridge/ University of Texas
  • 1985: Cheryl Miller/ Univ of Southern California
  • 1984: Janice Lawrence-Braxton/ Louisiana Tech University
  • 1983: La Taunya Pollard/ Cal State Long Beach
  • 1982: Pam Kelly/ Louisiana Tech University
  • 1981: Lynnette Woodard/ University of Kansas
  • 1980: Nancy Lieberman-Cline/ Old Dominion University
  • 1979: Nancy Lieberman-Cline/ Old Dominion University
  • 1978: Carol Blazejowski/ Montclair (NJ) State