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South Carolina's Boston wins 2021-22 Ann Meyers Drysdale Award

In her third All-America season with a record-setting double-double streak and Southeastern Conference Player and Defensive Player of the Year accolades, South Carolina forward Aliyah Boston is the winner of the Ann Meyers Drysdale Award as the National Player of the Year, as selected by the U.S. Basketball Writers Association.

South Carolina's Staley wins 2021-22 National Coach of the Year

Dawn Staley, the Southeastern Conference Coach of the Year who has her South Carolina team back in the Final Four for a second consecutive season and contending for the program's second national championship, is the USBWA National Coach of the Year for the second time in three seasons. Staley has the SEC-champion Gamecocks (33-2) playing in their fourth Final Four this weekend, each of them under her leadership, following a national semifinal loss to eventual champion Stanford a year ago. In the 2019-20 season, Staley's Gamecocks were 32-1 before Covid forced the cancellation of the NCAA Tournament.

DePaul's Morrow wins 2021-22 Tamika Catchings Award

DePaul forward Aneesah Morrow, who leads the nation in three separate rebounding categories and recorded 27 double-doubles as a second-team USBWA All-American, has won the 2021-22 Tamika Catchings Award as the U.S. Basketball Writers Association's National Freshman Player of the Year.

EDWARDS, CHEN ARE USBWA WOMEN'S NATIONAL, FRESHMAN PLAYERS OF THE WEEK

Kentucky earns National Team of the Week honor

CLARK, MORROW ARE USBWA WOMEN'S NATIONAL, FRESHMAN PLAYERS OF THE WEEK

Stanford earns National Team of the Week honor

BOSTON, MORROW ARE USBWA WOMEN'S NATIONAL, FRESHMAN PLAYERS OF THE WEEK

North Carolina earns National Team of the Week honor

SIEGRIST, MORROW ARE USBWA WOMEN'S NATIONAL, FRESHMAN PLAYERS OF THE WEEK

Villanova earns National Team of the Week honor

DICKEY, FUDD ARE USBWA WOMEN'S NATIONAL, FRESHMAN PLAYERS OF THE WEEK

Michigan earns National Team of the Week honor

HILLMON, MORROW ARE USBWA WOMEN'S NATIONAL, FRESHMAN PLAYERS OF THE WEEK

Drexel earns National Team of the Week honor

LEE, RIMDAL ARE USBWA WOMEN'S NATIONAL, FRESHMAN PLAYERS OF THE WEEK

Ole Miss earns National Team of the Week honor

CLARK, COLLINS ARE USBWA WOMEN'S NATIONAL, FRESHMAN PLAYERS OF THE WEEK

Oklahoma, Oregon share National Team of the Week honor

HYMAN, DAY-WILSON ARE USBWA WOMEN'S NATIONAL, FRESHMAN PLAYERS OF THE WEEK

For the season's first honorees for games ending Sunday, Dec. 5, the U.S. Basketball Writers Association Ann Meyers Drysdale Women's National Player of the Week goes to Syracuse redshirt sophomore Teisha Hyman, the organization's Tamika Catchings women's freshman player honor goes to Duke guard Shayeann Day-Wilson and the USBWA women's team citation goes to the entire Duke Blue Devils themselves for performances in the voting period.

ANIGWE, CARR ARE USBWA WOMEN'SNATIONAL, FRESHMAN PLAYERS OF THE WEEK

Weekly women's honors continued each Tuesday this season

WRIGHT, McMILLIAN ARE USBWA WOMEN'SNATIONAL, FRESHMAN PLAYERS OF THE WEEK

Weekly women's honors continue each Tuesday this season

GUSTAFSON, SMITH ARE USBWA WOMEN'SNATIONAL, FRESHMAN PLAYERS OF THE WEEK

Weekly women's honors continue each Tuesday this season

IONESCU, WAYNE ARE USBWA WOMEN'SNATIONAL, FRESHMAN PLAYERS OF THE WEEK

Weekly women's honors continue each Tuesday this season

ALARIE, HARBISON ARE USBWA WOMEN'SNATIONAL, FRESHMAN PLAYERS OF THE WEEK

Weekly women's honors continue each Tuesday this season

KEA, CUNANE ARE USBWA WOMEN'SNATIONAL, FRESHMAN PLAYERS OF THE WEEK

Weekly women's honors continue each Tuesday this season

PARKER, CARR ARE USBWA WOMEN'SNATIONAL, FRESHMAN PLAYERS OF THE WEEK

Weekly women's honors continue each Tuesday this season

MANGAKAHIA, AUSTIN ARE USBWA WOMEN'SNATIONAL, FRESHMAN PLAYERS OF THE WEEK

Weekly women's honors continue each Tuesday this season