Feb. 28, 2013
WACO, Texas - For the second straight year, Baylor University junior Odyssey Sims has been named one of the final nominees for the 14th Annual Nancy Lieberman Award, which is presented to the top collegiate point guard in women's NCAA I basketball.
The criteria for the award are the floor leadership, play-making and ball-handling skills that personified Hall of Famer, Nancy Lieberman during her career. The announcement of three finalists and one winner will be made during the NCAA Final Four weekend, which will be April 7-9, 2013.
Other final nominees include Alex Bentley (Penn State), Skylar Diggins (Notre Dame), Angel Goodrich (Kansas), Lindsey Moore (Nebraska) and Haley Steed (BYU).
Sims (Dallas, Texas), regarded by many as the nation's top on-ball defender, is averaging 12.4 points, 5.7 assists, 2.9 steals and 2.4 rebounds a game. Not only does Sims distribute the ball, she takes care of it as well, Sims leads the Big 12 in assist/turnover ratio (2.7) and ranks No. 4 nationally in the category.