We are accepting
membership applications and
renewals for 2017-18.
If you have a question regarding membership,
please contact Executive
Director Joe Mitch at
firstname.lastname@example.org or 314-795-6821.
The United States Basketball Writers Association was formed
in 1956 at the urging of then-NCAA Executive Director Walter Byers.
Today, it is one of the most influential organizations in college
• Join the USBWA with
our easy online application (Remember, USBWA membership
is for accredited members of the media and affiliates only.
All applications are subject to the approval of the USBWA's
Board of Directors).
• The USBWA has been selecting a Player of the Year (Oscar
Robertson Trophy) and an
in college basketball since the organization's inception in
• The USBWA also selects a national Coach of the Year (Henry
• The USBWA annually awards scholarships to college students
pursuing careers in sports journalism and recognizes individuals
for their contributions to college basketball (Katha
• In addition, the USBWA presents the
Most Courageous Award
and scholarship to the player, coach or official who has demonstrated
unusual courage reflecting honor on amateur basketball.