U.S. Basketball Writers Association Awards and Honors

Oscar Robertson Player of the Year Trophy
Presented to the nation's top Division I men's player
2020-21 finalists
2020-21 winner: Luka Garza, Iowa

Ann Meyers Drysdale Women's Player of the Year
Presented to the nation's top Division I women's player
2020-21 winner: Paige Bueckers, UConn

Henry Iba Coach of the Year
Presented to the nation's top Division I men's head coach
2021-22 winner: Tommy Lloyd, Arizona

Women's Coach of the Year
Presented to the nation's top Division I women's head coach
2021-22 winner: Dawn Staley, South Carolina

Men's All-America Team
Presented at the conclusion of the regular season by the USBWA All-America Committee
2021-22 | 2020-21 | 2019-20 | 2018-19 | 2017-18 | 2016-17| 2015-16 | 2014-15 | 2013-14 2012-13 2011-12 | 2010-11 | 2009-10 | 2008-09 | 2007-08 > All-Time USBWA All-Americans (.pdf)

Women's All-America Team
Presented at the conclusion of the season by the USBWA All-America Committee
2021-22 USBWA Women's All-America Team > All-Time USBWA All-Americans (.pdf)

Men's All-District Teams
Presented in nine regional districts for men at the conclusion of the season by the USBWA All-America Committee
2021-22 | 2020-21 | 2019-20 | 2018-19 | 2017-18 | 2016-17 | 2015-16 | 2014-15 | 2013-14 | 2012-13 | 2011-12 | 2010-11 | 2009-10 | 2008-09 | 2007-08 | 2006-07 | 2005-06 | 2004-05 | 2003-04

Wayman Tisdale National Freshman Player of the Year
Presented to the nation's top Division I men's freshman
2021-22 winner: Jabari Smith, Auburn

Tamika Catchings Women's National Freshman Player of the Year
Presented to the nation's top Division I women's freshman
2021-22 winner: Aneesah Morrow, DePaul

National Players of the Week (Divisions I, II and III)

Katha Quinn Award
Presented to recognize those who have rendered a special service to the USBWA

Mary Jo Haverbeck Award
Presented to recognize those who have rendered a special service to the USBWA

Most Courageous Awards
Named for Perry Wallace and Pat Summitt and presented to a player, coach, official or administrator who has demonstrated extraordinary courage

USBWA Hall of Fame
Members of the USBWA who have made outstanding contributions to the organization

Dean Smith Award
Presented to an individual in college basketball who embodies the spirit and values of the Hall of Fame coach

Jim O'Connell Award
presented to a journalist who has demonstrated consistent outstanding reporting while covering a college basketball beat
2021-22 winner: Emily Giambalvo, Washington Post (Maryland beat)

Rising Star Award
Presented to a distinguished USBWA member under age 30
2021-22 winners: Bennett Durando, Montgomery Advertiser and Alexa Philippou, 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

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.
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