Past Award Winners

College Awards

Citizen Naismith Men's College Player of the Year

Presented annually to the college basketball player who achieves great success on the court.

YEARNAMESCHOOL
2018Jalen BrunsonVillanova
2017Frank Mason IIIKansas
2016Buddy HieldOklahoma
2015Frank Kaminsky IIIWisconsin
2014Doug McDermottCreighton
2013Trey BurkeMichigan
2012Anthony DavisKentucky
2011Jimmer FredetteBYU
2010Evan TurnerOhio State
2009Blake GriffinOklahoma
2008Tyler HansbroughNorth Carolina
2007Kevin DurantTexas
2006J.J. RedickDuke
2005Andrew BogutUtah
2004Jameer NelsonSaint Joseph's
2003T.J. FordTexas
2002Jay WilliamsDuke
2001Shane BattierDuke
2000Kenyon MartinCincinnati
1999Elton BrandDuke
1998Antawn JamisonNorth Carolina
1997Tim DuncanWake Forest
1996Marcus CambyUMass
1995Joe SmithMaryland
1994Glenn RobinsonPurdue
1993Calbert CheaneyIndiana
1992Christian LaettnerDuke
1991Larry JohnsonUNLV
1990Lionel SimmonsLaSalle
1989Danny FerryDuke
1988Danny ManningKansas
1987David RobinsonNavy
1986Johnny DawkinsDuke
1985Patrick EwingGeorgetown
1984Michael JordanNorth Carolina
1983Ralph SampsonVirginia
1982Ralph SampsonVirginia
1981Ralph SampsonVirginia
1980Mark AguirreDePaul
1979Larry BirdIndiana State
1978Butch LeeMarquette
1977Marques JohnsonUCLA
1976Scott MayIndiana
1975David ThompsonN.C. State
1974Bill WaltonUCLA
1973Bill WaltonUCLA
1972Bill WaltonUCLA
1971Austin CarrNotre Dame
1970Pete MaravichLSU
1969Lew AlcindorUCLA

Citizen Naismith Women's College Player of the Year

Presented annually to the college basketball player who achieves great success on the court.

YearNameSchool
2018A'ja WilsonSouth Carolina
2017Kelsey PlumWashington
2016Breanna StewartUCONN
2015Breanna StewartUCONN
2014Breanna StewartUCONN
2013Brittney GrinerBaylor
2012Brittney GrinerBaylor
2011Maya MooreUCONN
2010Tina CharlesUCONN
2009Maya MooreUCONN
2008Candace ParkerTennessee
2007Lindsey HardingDuke
2006Seimone AugustusLSU
2005Seimone AugustusLSU
2004Diana TaurasiUCONN
2003Diana TaurasiUCONN
2002Sue BirdUCONN
2001Ruth RileyNotre Dame
2000Tamika CatchingsTennessee
1999Chamique HoldsclawTennessee
1998Chamique HoldsclawTennessee
1997Kate StarbirdStanford
1996Saudia RoundtreeGeorgia
1995Rebecca LoboUCONN
1994Lisa LeslieUSC
1993Sheryl SwoopesTexas Tech
1992Dawn StaleyVirginia
1991Dawn StaleyVirginia
1990Jennifer AzziStanford
1989Clarissa DavisTexas
1988Sue WicksRutgers
1987Clarissa DavisTexas
1986Cheryl MillerUSC
1985Cheryl MillerUSC
1984Cheryl MillerUSC
1983Anne DonovanOld Dominion

Werner Ladder Naismith Men's College Coach of the Year

Presented annually to the college basketball coach who achieves great success on the court.

YearNameSchool
2018Tony BennettVirginia
2017Mark FewGonzaga
2016Jay WrightVillanova
2015John CalipariKentucky
2014Gregg MarshallWichita State
2013Jim LarranagaMiami
2012Bill SelfKansas
2011Steve FisherSan Diego State
2010Jim BoeheimSyracuse
2009Jamie DixonPittsburgh
2008John CalipariMemphis
2007Tony BennettWashington State
2006Jay WrightVillanova
2005Bruce WeberIllinois
2004Phil MartelliSaint Joseph's
2003Tubby SmithKentucky
2002Ben HowlandPittsburgh
2001Rod BarnesOle Miss
2000Mike MontgomeryStanford
1999Mike KrzyzewskiDuke
1998Bill GuthridgeNorth Carolina
1997Roy WilliamsKansas
1996John CalipariUMass
1995Jim HarrickUCLA
1994Nolan RichardsonArkansas
1993Dean SmithNorth Carolina
1992Mike KrzyzewskiDuke
1991Randy AyersOhio State
1990Bobby CreminsGeorgia Tech
1989Mike KrzyzewskiDuke
1988Larry BrownKansas
1987Bob KnightIndiana

Werner Ladder Naismith Women's College Coach of the Year

Presented annually to the college basketball coach who achieves great success on the court.

YearNameSchool
2018Vic SchaeferMississippi State
2017Geno AuriemmaUCONN
2016Geno AuriemmaUCONN
2015Courtney BanghartPrinceton
2014Muffet McGrawNotre Dame
2013Muffet McGrawNotre Dame
2012Kim MulkeyBaylor
2011Tara VanDerveerStanford
2010Connie YoriNebraska
2009Geno AuriemmaUCONN
2008Geno AuriemmaUCONN
2007Gail GoestenkorsDuke
2006Sylvia HatchellNorth Carolina
2005Pokey ChatmanLSU
2004Pat SummittTennessee
2003Gail GoestenkorsDuke
2002Geno AuriemmaUCONN
2001Muffet McGrawNotre Dame
2000Geno AuriemmaUCONN
1999Carolyn PeckPurdue
1998Pat SummittTennessee
1997Geno AuriemmaUCONN
1996Andy LandersGeorgia
1995Geno AuriemmaUCONN
1994Pat SummittTennessee
1993Vivian StringerIowa
1992Chris WellerMaryland
1991Debbie RyanVirginia
1990Tara VanDerveerStanford
1989Pat SummittTennessee
1988Leon BarmoreLouisiana Tech
1987Pat SummittTennessee

Men's Defensive Player of the Year, Presented by Bona

YEARNAMESCHOOL
2018Jevon CarterWest Virginia

Women's Defensive Player of the Year, Presented by Bona

YEARNAMESCHOOL
2018Teaira McCowanMississippi State

High School Awards

Boys' High School Player of the Year

Presented annually to the high school basketball player who achieves great success on the court.

YearNameSchoolCityState
2018R.J. BarrettMontverde AcademyMontverdeFL
2017Michael Porter, Jr.Nathan Hale HSSeattleWA
2016Lonzo BallChino Hills HSChino HillsCA
2015Ben SimmonsMontverde AcademyMontverdeFL
2014Cliff AlexanderCurie HSChicagoIL
2013Andrew WigginsHuntington PrepHuntingtonWV
2012Shabazz MuhammadBishop Gorman HSLas VegasNV
2011Austin RiversWinter Park HSOrlandoFL
2010Jared SullingerNorthland HSColumbusOH
2009Derrick FavorsSouth Atlanta HSAtlantaGA
2008Brandon JenningsOak Hill AcademyMouth of WilsonVA
2007Kevin LoveLake Oswego HSLake OswegoOR
2006Greg OdenLawrence North HSIndianapolisIN
2005Louis WilliamsSouth Gwinnett HSSnellvilleGA
2004Dwight HowardSouthwest Atlanta Christian AcademyAtlantaGA
2003LeBron JamesSt. Vincent-St. Mary HSAkronOH
2002Raymond FeltonLatta HSLattaSC
2001Dajuan WagnerCamden HSCamdenNJ
2000Gerald WallaceChildersburg HSChildersburgAL
1999Donnell HarveyRandolph-Clay HSCuthbertGA
1998Al HarringtonSt. Patrick HSElizabethNJ
1997Shane BattierDetroit Country Day SchoolBeverly HillsMI
1996Kobe BryantLower Merion HSArdmorePA
1995Ron MercerOak Hill AcademyMouth of WilsonVA
1994Jerod WardClinton HSClintonMS
1993Randy LivingstonIsidore Newman SchoolNew OrleansLA
1992Jason KiddSt. Joseph Notre Dame HSAlamedaCA
1991Chris WebberDetroit Country DayBeverly HillsMI
1990Damon BaileyBedford North Lawrence HighBedfordIN
1989Kenny AndersonArchbishop Molloy HSJamaicaNY
1988Alonzo MourningIndian River HSChesapeakeVA
1987Dennis ScottFlint Hill SchoolOaktonVA

Girls' High School Player of the Year

Presented annually to the high school basketball player who achieves great success on the court.

YearNameSchoolCityState
2018Christyn WilliamsCentral Arkansas Christian SchoolLittle RockAR
2017Megan WalkerMonacan HSMonacanVA
2016Jackie YoungPrinceton Community HSPrincetonIN
2015Katie Lou SamulesonMater Dei HSSanta AnaCA
2014A'Ja WilsonHeathwood Hall Episcopal SchoolHopkinsSC
2013Diamond DeShieldsNorcross HSNorcrossGA
2012Breanna StewartCicero North HSSyracuseNY
2011Kaleena Mosqueda-LewisMater Dei HSSanta AnaCA
2010Chiney OgwumikeCy-Fair HSCypressTX
2009Skylar DigginsWashington HSSouth BendIN
2008Elena Delle DonneUrsuline AcademyWilmingtonDE
2007Maya MooreCollins Hill HSSuwaneeGA
2006Maya MooreCollins Hill HSSuwaneeGA
2005Courtney ParisPiedmont HSPiedmontCA
2004Candace ParkerNaperville Central HSNapervilleIL
2003Candace ParkerNaperville Central HSNapervilleIL
2002Ann StrotherHighlands Ranch HSHighlands RanchCO
2001Shyra ElyBen Davis HSIndianapolisIN
2000Diana TaurasiDon Lugo HSChinoCA
1999Kara LawsonWest Springfield HSSpringfieldVA
1998Tamika WilliamsChaminade Julienne HSDaytonOH
1997Tamika CatchingsDuncanville HSDuncanvilleTX
1996Kiesha BrownWoodward AcademyAtlantaGA
1995Chamique HoldsclawChrist the King HSMiddle VillageNY
1994Tiffany GoodenSnider HSFt. WayneIN
1993La'Keshia FrettPhoebus HSHamptonVA
1992Yolanda WatkinsDecatur HSDecaturAL
1991Michelle MarciniakCentral Catholic HSAllentownPA
1990Lisa LeslieMorningside HSInglewoodCA
1989Lisa HarrisonSouthern HSLouisvilleKY
1988Vicki HallBrebeuf PrepIndianapolisIN
1987Lynne LorenzenVentura HSVenturaIA

Boys' High School Coach of the Year

Presented annually to the high school basketball coach who achieves great success on the court.

YearNameSchoolCityState
2018Kevin BoyleMontverde AcademyMontverdeFL
2017Brandon RoyNathan Hale HSSeattleWA
2016Steve BaikChino Hills HSChinoCA
2015Steve SmithOak Hill AcademyMouth of WilsonVA
2014Gary McKnightMater Dei HSSanta AnaCA
2013Quincy LewisLone Peak HSHighlandUT
2012Steve SmithOak Hill AcademyMouth of WilsonVA
2011Kevin BoyleSt. Patrick HSElizabethNJ
2010James "Satch" Sullinger Northland HSColumbusOH
2009Steve SmithOak Hill AcademyMouth of WilsonVA
2008Bob HurleySt. Anthony HSJersey CityNJ

Girls' High School Coach of the Year

Presented annually to the high school basketball coach who achieves great success on the court.

YearNameSchoolCityState
2018Sue PhillipsArchbishop Mitty HSSan JoseCA
2017Randy CoffmanRiverdale HSRiverdaleTN
2016Tom GonsalvesSt. Mary's HSStocktonCA
2015Andrea PetersonNeumann-Goretti HSPhiladelphiaPA
2014Cathy Self-MorganDuncanville HSDuncanvilleTX
2013Trent MilbyMarion County HSLebanonKY
2012Curtis EkmarkSt. Mary's Catholic HSPhoenixAZ
2011Jeff SinkBrea Olinda HSBreaCA
2010Sean CaseyPeddie SchoolHightstownNJ
2009Stan BengeBen Davis HSIndianapolisIN
2008Brian HarriganSacred Heart Cathedral Prep.San FranciscoCA

Lifetime Awards

Men's Official of the Year

A candidate must display character, integrity and dignity, while contributing mightily to the growth, success and viability of college basketball. The nominee must have been a college official for 20 years and been a game official in conference tournaments and the NCAA tournament.

YearName
2016Dick Cartmell
2015Mike Sanzere
2014Randy McCall
2013Tom Eades
2012Tom O'Neill
2011Ed Corbett
2010Anthony Greene
2009Mike Kitts
2008Scott Thornley
2007John Cahill
2006Steve Welmer
2005Ted Valentine
2004Bob Donato
2003Mike Wood
2002Larry Rose
2001Ted Hillary
2000Gerald Boudreaux
1999Andre Pattillo
1998Frank Scagliotta
1997Tommy Lopes
1996Dick Paparo
1995Leonard Wirtz
1994Tim Higgins
1993James Burr
1992Ed Hightower
1991Don Rutledge
1990Mickey Crowley
1989John Clougherty
1988Joe Forte

Women's Official of the Year

A candidate must display character, integrity and dignity, while contributing mightily to the growth, success and viability of college basketball. The nominee must have been a college official for 20 years and been a game official in conference tournaments and the NCAA tournament.

YearName
2015Dock Sisk
2014Kaye Garms
2013Marcy Weston
2012Doug Cloud
2011Mary Day
2010Denny Mayer
2009Nan Sisk
2008Tommy Salerno
2007Tina Napier
2006Joe Cunningham
2005Wesley Dean
2004Melissa Barlow
2003Yvette McKinney
2002Lisa Mattingly
2001Scott Yarbrough
2000Dennis DeMayo
1999Violet Palmer
1998Bob Trammell
1997D.A. Kantner
1996John Morningstar
1995Darlene May
1994Larry Sheppard
1993Arthur Bomengen
1992Sue Kennedy
1991Sally Bell
1990Bill Stokes
1989June Courteau
1988Patty Broderick

Outstanding Contributor to Men's Basketball

The Naismith Outstanding Contributor to Men’s Basketball Award is presented annually to an individual whose extraordinary efforts have made contributions of outstanding significance and have created a long-lasting positive impact on the game of basketball. The award goes to individuals who display character, integrity and dignity and have contributed mightily to the growth, success and viability of college basketball. An individual must have been involved with the sport in a capacity related to coaching, broadcasting, college administration or the news media for over 20 years.

YearName
2017Gary Williams
2016Denny Crum
2015Bill Raftery
2014Bobby Cremins
2013Lute Olson
2012Don Meyer
2011Dick Enberg
2010John Thompson Jr.
2009Billy Packer
2008Dick Vitale
2007Bob Knight
2006Jerry Colangelo
2005Everett Case
2004George Killian
2003Charles "Lefty" Driesell
2002Don Haskins
2001Tex Winter
2000Bill Wall
1999C.M. Newton
1998Dean Smith
1997Phog Allen (in memory)
1996Boris Stankovic
1995Victor Bubas
1994Claire Bee (in memory)
1993Dave Gavitt
1992John McLendon
1991Clarence ÒBig HouseÓ Gaines
1990Frank McGuire
1989Nat Holman
1988Red Auerbach
1987Pete Newell
1986Adolph Rupp (in memory)
1985Hank Iba
1984Ray Meyer
1983John Wooden
1982Curt Gowdy

Outstanding Contributor to Women's Basketball

The Naismith Outstanding Contributor to Women’s Basketball Award is presented annually to an individual whose extraordinary efforts have made contributions of outstanding significance and have created a long-lasting positive impact on the game of basketball. The award goes to individuals who display character, integrity and dignity and have contributed mightily to the growth, success and viability of college basketball. An individual must have been involved with the sport in a capacity related to coaching, broadcasting, college administration or the news media for over 20 years.

YearName
2017Ann Meyers-Drysdale
2016Andy Landers
2015Lynnette Woodard
2014Nancy Lieberman
2013Pat Summitt
2012Teresa Edwards
2011Cheryl Miller
2010Marsha Sharp
2009Anne Donovan
2008Jody Conradt
2007Kay Yow
2006Val Ackerman
2005Leon Barmore
2004Sonja Hogg
2003Betty Jaynes
2002Billie Moore
2001Cathy Rush
2000Harley Redin
1999
1998
1997
1996
1995
1994
1993Margaret Wade