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Frank Kaminsky won the 2015 Oscar Robertson Trophy, presented to him by USBWA President Dana O'Neil of ESPN.com and Oscar Robertson. Coach Bo Ryan and the entire Wisconsin team were on hand for the announcement in Indianapolis at the NCAA Men's Final Four. (Photo: Lida DeGroote)

Dean Smith Award created: The U.S. Basketball Writers Association and the University of North Carolina jointly announced the creation of an award to honor the late Dean Smith, coaching legend and former Tar Heels basketball coach. The Dean Smith Award will be presented annually by the USBWA to an individual in college basketball who embodies the spirit and values represented by Smith. Candidates for the award will include coaches and non-coaches, both male and female, from all divisions of the NCAA and NAIA.
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2014-15 USBWA Awards Calendar
Mon., March 16: Men's All-America teams announced
Tues., March 17: Wayman Tisdale Freshman of the Year and Freshman All-America Team announced
Mon., March 23: Henry Iba Coach of the Year announced
Tues., March 31: Women's All-America team announced
Fri., April 3: Oscar Robertson Player of the Year announced (Indianapolis)
Tues., April 14: Presentation of the Integris Wayman Tisdale Freshman of the Year Award, the Henry Iba Coach of the Year Award and the Oscar Robertson Player of the Year Trophy at the Devon Energy College Basketball Awards Gala in Oklahoma City

Oscar Robertson Player of the Year Trophy
Presented to the nation's top Division I men's player
2014-15 winner: Frank Kaminsky, Wisconsin

Ann Meyers Drysdale Women's Player of the Year
Presented to the nation's top Division I women's player
2014-15 winner: Breanna Stewart, Connecticut

Henry Iba Coach of the Year
Presented to the nation's top Division I men's head coach
2014-15 winner: Tony Bennett, Virginia

Women's Coach of the Year
Presented to the nation's top Division I women's head coach
2014-15 winner: Courtney Banghart, Princeton

Men's All-America Team
Presented at the conclusion of the regular season by the USBWA All-America Committee
2014-15 Men's All-America Team | 2013-14 2012-13 2011-12 | 2010-11 | 2009-10 | 2008-09 | 2007-08
Freshman All-America Team: 2013-14 2012-13

Women's All-America Team
Presented at the conclusion of the season by the USBWA All-America Committee
2014-15 USBWA Women's All-America Team

Men's All-District Teams
Presented in nine regional districts for men at the conclusion of the season by the USBWA All-America Committee
2014-15 | 2013-14 | 2012-13 | 2011-12 | 2010-11 | 2009-10 | 2008-09 | 2007-08 | 2006-07 | 2005-06 | 2004-05 | 2003-04

Integris Wayman Tisdale National Freshman of the Year
Presented to the nation's top Division I men's freshman
2014-15 winner: Jahlil Okafor, Duke

Women's Freshman of the Year
Presented to the nation's top Division I women's freshman
2014-15 winner: Kelsey Mitchell, Ohio State

Katha Quinn Award
Presented to recognize those who have rendered a special service to the USBWA
2012-13 recipient: Greg Shaheen
2011-12 recipient: Kenny Klein, University of Louisville
2010-11 recipient: Oliver Pierce, Gonzaga University
2009-10 recipient: Chris Fallon, National Invitation Tournament
2008-09 recipient: John Paquette, Big East Conference

Good Guy Award
Presented to recognize coaching excellence and cooperation with the media
2010-11 recipient: Rick Barnes, Texas

Most Courageous Award
Presented to a player, coach, official or administrator who has demonstrated extraordinary courage
2013-14 recipients: Dau Jok, Pennsylvania, Dan Peters, Akron and Kirsten Moore, Westmont College
2012-13 recipients: Dick Kelley, Boston College and Beckie Francis, Oakland
2011-12 recipients: Bernard James, Florida State and Pat Summitt, Tennessee
2010-11 recipients: Arsalan Kazemi, Rice and Bilqis Abdul-Qaadir, Memphis
2009-10 recipients: Dave Rose, BYU and Tiffara Steward, Farmingdale State
2008-09 recipient: Kelvin Davis, San Diego State

USBWA Hall of Fame
Members of the USBWA who have made outstanding contributions to the organization
2013-14 inductees: Dick Jerardi, George Lapides and Robyn Norwood
2012-13 inductees: Frank Bilovsky, Mike Lopresti and Lenox Rawlings
2011-12 inductees: Tom Cushman, Mike DeCourcy and Peter Finney
2010-11 inductees: Bill Connors, Mickey Furfari and Art Spander
2009-10 inductees: Walter Byers, Skip Myslenski and Bud Withers
2008-09 inductees: Pete Axthelm, Rick Bozich and Gary McCann

Rising Star Award
Presented to a distinguished USBWA member under age 30
2013-14 winner: Eamonn Brennan, ESPN.com

Best Writing Contest
Contest to reward the best annual works by USBWA members

Larry Donald Scholarship
Presented at the annual "Full Court Press" sports journalism seminar
2011 winner: Sean Lester, Texas A&M University

USBWA Scholarship
The USBWA annually awards one $1,000 scholarship to the son or daughter of a USBWA member entering college as a freshman or currently enrolled in a four-year institution.
2012-13 recipient: Mitchell Forde, Louisville, Ky.
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2006 Oscar Robertson Trophy winners Adam Morrison of Gonzaga and J.J. Redick of Duke helped Larry Bird unveil the Oscar Robertson Trophy in its permanent home, Conseco Fieldhouse in Indianapolis. (Photo: William Mathis)
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