Player of the Year Imani Guy of Marian headlines 2021 WBCA NAIA Coaches’ All-America team

ATLANTA (March 22, 2021) – Imani Guy of Marian University is the 2021 WBCA NAIA Player of the Year and headlines the 2021 WBCA NAIA Coaches’ All-America team, the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association announced today.

Guy, a 6-foot, 4-inch senior forward from Columbus, Indiana, is the Crossroads League Player of the Year and Defensive Player of the Year and was named to both the All-Crossroads League First Team and All-CL Defensive Team. She led the Knights to a 27-6 record and an appearance in the Round of 16 of the 2021 NAIA Women’s Basketball Championship. Guy averaged 14.8 points and 8.2 rebounds per game. Her 72 blocks is fifth highest in the nation.

The WBCA presents the Player of the Year award annually to the top player in five of the six WBCA membership divisions (NCAA Divisions II, and III, NAIA, two-year college and high school). The Player of the Year and the 10-member Coaches’ All-America team in each division are selected by a committee of WBCA member coaches in that division. The Wade Trophy is presented to the best player in NCAA Division I.



"The WBCA is pleased to name Imani Guy as the 2021 WBCA NAIA Player of the Year,” said WBCA Executive Director Danielle Donehew. “Imani has played an integral role in guiding her team to an outstanding season under extraordinary circumstances because of the pandemic. She is very deserving of this distinguished honor. The WBCA applauds Imani for her hard work, dedication and contributions to the game during the 2020-21 season.”

Here are the 2021 WBCA NAIA Coaches’ All-Americans:



Zoie Barth

Thomas More University

Stefanie Berberabe

Westmont College

Taylor Cockerill

Concordia University (Nebraska)

Kylah Comley

Sterling College

Zaria Dorsey

University of Science & Arts of Oklahoma

Jade Giron

Lyon College

Imani Guy

Marian University

Emilee Maldonado

University of Providence

Brandie Snow

Shawnee State University

Danielle Wagner

Carroll College

“We congratulate the 10 members of the 2021 WBCA NAIA Coaches’ All-America team for what they have accomplished in this challenging season,” said Donehew. “These young women have worked to elevate their teams and themselves to an elite level of competition. Through their exceptional talents on the basketball court, they have also lifted the women’s game.”

Here are the student-athletes who received 2021 WBCA NAIA Coaches’ All-America honorable mention:



Ashlyn Adkins

Faulkner University

Claire Austin

Saint Xavier University

Bailey Bangert

Sterling College

Peyton Banks

Siena Heights University

Kassidy Broussard

Middle George State University

Brianna Burbridge

University of Pikeville

Ella Collier

Marian University

Hannah DeMars

University of Jamestown

Christine Denny

Carroll College

Iyree Jarrett

Westmont College

Kaliyah Little

College of Coastal Georgia

Elexis Martinez

Bellevue University

Cassia McCaskill

Oklahoma Panhandle State University

Lakyla Moore

William Penn University

Emily Patton

Keiser University

Sammy Rogers

Campbellsville University

Mallory Shetley

Columbia College (Missouri)

Reagan Turner

Lindsey Wilson College

Presley Wascom

Loyola University (New Orleans)

Kyra Whitaker

Indiana Institute of Technology

About the WBCA
Founded in 1981, the Women's Basketball Coaches Association is the professional association for coaches of women's and girls' basketball at all levels of competition. The WBCA offers educational resources that coaches need to help make themselves better leaders, teachers and mentors to their players; provides opportunities for coaches to connect with peers in the profession; serves as the unifying voice of a diverse community of coaches to the organizations that control the game; and celebrates those coaches, players and other individuals who excel each year and contribute to the advancement of the sport. Visit for more details about the association.

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