Mompremier Named a 2020 Lisa Leslie Award Finalist
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – Miami redshirt senior Beatrice Mompremier has been named a finalist for the 2020 Lisa Leslie Award, as announced by the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame and the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association Friday.
Mompremier is joined by Olivia Nelson-Ododa (Connecticut), Elissa Cunane (NC State), Aliyah Boston (South Carolina) and Brittany Brewer (Texas Tech) as a finalist for the award. She leads all the finalists in scoring (16.8) and ranks second in rebounding only behind Brewer, who averaged 10.3 boards per game.
The Miami native finished the 2019-20 season just shy of averaging a double-double, recording 16.8 points and 9.8 rebounds per game this season. Mompremier ranked first in the Atlantic Coast Conference in rebounding (9.8), fifth in scoring (16.8), sixth in blocked shots (1.41) and seventh in field goal percentage (.521).
Mompremier eclipsed the 1,000 rebound mark this season, becoming the 13th active NCAA Division I women’s basketball player to reach 1,000 points and 1,000 rebounds in her career.
About the Lisa Leslie Award
Named after the three-time All-American,1994 National Player of the Year and Class of 2015 Hall of Famer, the annual award in its third year recognizes the top centers in women’s NCAA Division I college basketball.
The Selection Committee for the Lisa Leslie Award is composed of top women’s college basketball personnel including media members, head coaches, sports information directors and Hall of Famers.
New to the award this season is Fan Voting presented by Dell Technologies. Starting Five Fan Voting presented by Dell Technologies will go live today, on http://www.hoophallawards.com/vote.php.