Mizzou Women’s Basketball junior guard Sophie Cunningham (Columbia, Mo.) was named to the John R. Wooden Award Midseason Top 25 list, which is selected based on their performances during the first half of the 2017-18 season by a poll of national college basketball experts. The list comprises 25 student-athletes who are front-runners for the sport’s most prestigious honor.
Cunningham is averaging a team-high 18.8 points per game, reaching double figures 14 times in 15 games and scoring at least 20 points on six different occasions, including three times in the last four games.
She is the only player in Division I shooting at least 59 percent from the field (91-of-152), 50 percent from 3-point range (32-of-64) and 86 percent from the free throw line (68-of-79). She leads the SEC and ranks second in the nation in 3-point field goal percentage and ranks second in the league in free throw percentage.
The leading candidates for the award will be knocked down to 20 by early February.
Mizzou plays Vanderbilt in Nashville at 7 p.m.