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In the history of the Naismith Trophy, only two men have been multiple winners, and they each won three times. No other player has won more than one award. Bill Walton of UCLA (1972, 1973, 1974)

Ralph Sampson of Virginia (1981,1982,1983)

 

Only one woman has won the award three times.

USC’s Cheryl Miller in (1984, 1985, 1986)

Six women have won multiple Naismith Trophies for Player of the Year.

Cheryl Miller (USC, 1984, 1985, 1986)

Clarissa Davis (Texas, 1987, 1989)

Dawn Staley (Virginia, 1991, 1992)

Chamique Holdsclaw (Tennessee, 1998, 1999)

Diana Taurasi (UConn, 2003, 2004)

Seimone Augustus (LSU, 2005, 2006)

Maya Moore (UConn, 2009, 2011)

Only one freshman has ever won a Naismith Trophy (Kevin Durant, Texas, 2007).  Most winners have claimed the honor as seniors.

Men's

25 seniors, 10 juniors, 7 sophomores, and 1 freshman

Women's

18 seniors, 8 juniors, 3 sophomores

The Atlantic Coast Conference has won the most Naismith Men’s Player of the Year and Naismith Men’s Coach of the Year honors in the history of the awards.

Sixteen players of the year and six coaches of the year award winners have come from the ACC

The Pac-10 has the second-most wins with five Naismith Men's Player of the Year trophies and three Naismith Men's Coach of the Year awards.

Players

Lew Alcindor (UCLA, 1969)

Bill Walton (UCLA, 1972, 1973, 1974)

Marques Johnson (UCLA, 1977)

Coaches

Jim Harrick (UCLA, 1995)

Mike Montgomery (Stanford, 2000)

Tony Bennett (Washington State, 2007)

The SEC and the Big East have each won seven Naismith Women’s Coach of the Year honors.

 

Tennessee’s Pat Summit (1987, 1989, 1994, 1998, 2004), University of Georgia’s Andy Landers (1996) and LSU’s Pokey Chatman (2005)

UConn’s Geno Auriemma (1995, 1997, 2000, 2002, 2008, 2009) and Notre Dame’s MuffetMcGraw (2001)
The SEC, with seven trophies, and the Big East, with eight trophies, lead the way for the Naismith Women’s Player of the Year:

 

SEC

Saudia Roundtree (Georgia, 1996)

Chamique Holdsclaw (Tennessee, 1998, 1999)

Tamika Catchings (Tennessee, 2000)

Seimone Augustus (LSU, 2005, 2006)

Candace Parker (Tennessee, 2008)

Big East

Rebecca Lobo (UConn, 1995)

Ruth Riley (Notre Dame, 2001)

Sue Bird (UConn, 2002)

Diana Taurasi (UConn, 2003, 2004)

Maya Moore (UConn, 2009, 2011)

Tina Charles (UConn, 2010)

The 1970 Naismith Trophy recipient “Pistol” Pete Maravich still holds the NCAA all-time record for most points with 3,667.

He averaged 44.2 points per game in his three-year career at LSU – without the luxury of a three-point line

Anne Donovan, the first ever Naismith Women's Trophy winner (1983, Old Dominion), was the Gold-medal head coach of the U.S. Women's Basketball team at the 2008 Olympic Games.

Duke has the most Naismith Men’s Player of the Year awards with seven:

 

J.J. Redick (2006)

Jason Williams (2002)


Shane Battier (2001)

Elton Brand (1999)

Christian Laettner (1992)

Danny Ferry (1989)

Johnny Dawkins (1986)
UConn has the most Naismith Women’s Player of the Year awards with seven: Tina Charles (2010)

Maya Moore (2009, 2011)

Diana Taurasi (2003,2004)

Sue Bird (2002)

Rebecca Lobo (1995)
Three players have won Naismith Men’s National Player of the Year and the NCAA Men’s National Championship in the same season:

Shane Battier (Duke, 2001)

Christian Laettner (Duke, 1992)

Danny Manning (Kansas, 1988)

Andrew Bogut is the only winner to be born outside the jurisdiction of the United States (Victoria, Australia)

There are currently 14 former Naismith Trophy winners in the NBA and 10 on WNBA rosters:

NBA

Shane Battier – Miami Heat

Andrew Bogut – Milwaukee Bucks

Elton Brand – Philadelphia 76ers

Marcus Camby – Portland Trail Blazers

Tim Duncan – San Antonio Spurs

Kevin Durant – Oklahoma City Thunder

T.J. Ford – San Antonio Spurs 

Jimmer Fredette – Sacramento Kings 

Blake Griffin – Los Angeles Clippers

Tyler Hansbrough – Indiana Pacers

Antawn Jamison – Cleveland Cavaliers

Kenyon Martin – Denver Nuggets

Jameer Nelson – Orlando Magic

J.J. Redick –Orlando Magic

Evan Turner – Philadelphia 76’ers

WNBA

Seimone Augustus – Minnesota Lynx

Sue Bird – Seattle Storm

Tina Charles – Connecticut Sun

Tamika Catchings – Indiana Fever

Lindsey Harding – Atlanta Dream

Maya Moore – Minnesota Lynx

Candace Parker – Los Angeles Sparks

Ruth Riley – San Antonio Silver Stars

Diana Taurasi – Phoenix Mercury

The Naismith Player of the Year and the Naismith Coach of the Year awards have been given to player and coach from the same school 17 times: 2009 Maya Moore & Geno Auriemma – UConn

2007 Lindsey Harding & Gail Goestenkors – Duke

2005 Seimone Augustus & Pokey Chatman – LSU

2004 Jameer Nelson & Phil Martelli – Saint Joseph’s

2002 Sue Bird & Geno Auriemma – UConn

2001 Ruth Riley & Muffet McGraw – Notre Dame

1999 Elton Brand & Mike Krzyzewski – Duke

1998 Antawn Jamison & Bill Guthridge – North Carolina

1998 Chamique Holdsclaw & Pat Summitt – Tennessee

1996 Marcus Camby & John Calipari – UMass

1996 Saudia Roundtree & Andy Landers – Georgia

1995 Rebecca Lobo & Geno Auriemma – UConn

1992 Christian Laettner & Mike Krzyzewski – Duke

1991 Dawn Staley & Debbie Ryan – Virginia

1990 Jennifer Azzi & Tara VanDerveer – Stanford

1989 Danny Ferry & Mike Krzyzewski – Duke

1988 Danny Manning & Larry Brown – Kansas
Since the award’s inception in 1983, eight Naismith Trophy winners have gone on to be selected as the No.1 pick in the WNBA Draft: Maya Moore (Uconn , 2011)

Tina Charles (UConn, 2010)

Candace Parker (Tennessee, 2008)

Lindsey Harding (Duke, 2007)

Seimone Augustus (LSU, 2006)

Diana Taurasi (UConn, 2004)

Sue Bird (UConn, 2002)

Chamique Holdsclaw (Tennessee, 1999) 
Since the award’s inception in 1969, 17 Naismith Trophy winners have gone on to be selected as the No.1 pick in the NBA Draft:

2009 Blake Griffin – Los Angeles Clippers

2005 Andrew Bogut – Milwaukee Bucks

2000 Kenyon Martin – New Jersey Nets

1999 Elton Brand – Chicago Bulls

1997 Tim Duncan – San Antonio Spurs

1995 Joe Smith – Golden State Warriors

1994 Glenn Robinson – Milwaukee Bucks

1991 Larry Johnson – Charlotte Hornets

1988 Danny Manning – Los Angeles Clippers

1987 David Robinson – San Antonio Spurs

1985 Patrick Ewing – New York Knicks

1981, 82, 83 Ralph Sampson – Houston Rockets

1980 Mark Aguirre – Dallas Mavericks

1975 David Thompson – Atlanta Hawks

1972, 73, 74 Bill Walton – Portland Trail Blazers

1971 Austin Carr – Cleveland Cavaliers

1969 Lew Alcindor – Milwaukee Bucks

And 8 have been elected into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame: Pete Maravich (1987)

Bill Walton (1993)

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (1995)

David Thompson (1996)

Larry Bird (1998)

Patrick Ewing (2008)

Michael Jordan (2009)

David Robinson (2009)
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