ATLANTA (March 27, 2018) — Chennedy Carter of Texas A&M University is the winner of the 2018 WBCA NCAA Division I Freshman of the Year presented by adidas, the Women's Basketball Coaches Association announced today.
The Freshman of the Year award honors the best NCAA Division I women’s basketball freshman or redshirt freshman. All conference freshman players of the year in NCAA Division I are considered for the award. If a conference does not select a freshman player of the year, the conference office can nominate one player to be considered.
“Energy, enthusiasm, effort and effectiveness — these are hallmark pillars that each coach hopes their first-year student-athletes will contribute to the team,” said WBCA Executive Director Danielle Donehew. “The WBCA and adidas recognize the important contribution of first-year student-athletes. I am pleased to present the WBCA NCAA Division I Freshman of the Year award to Chennedy Carter. Chennedy most certainly contributed to Texas A&M University’s success, and we recognize and applaud her immediate impact this season.”
In her first collegiate season, Carter led the Aggies with 22.7 points per game, 177 assists and 68 steals. She is ninth in the NCAA and second in the Southeastern Conference in scoring. The Mansfield, Texas, native set a school-record scoring her season-high 46 points in a win over Southern California in December 2017.
Carter was an integral part in helping Texas A&M reach the school’s first Sweet 16 since the 2013-14 season and finish with a 26-10 overall record.
The freshman guard was a McDonald’s and WBCA All-American and represented the United States at the 2016 FIBA Americas U18 Championship and the 2017 FIBA U19 World Cup.
“adidas is proud to partner with WBCA to raise visibility for women’s basketball and celebrate greatness in in the game” said James Murphy, adidas Director of NCAA Partnerships.
adidas has been providing innovative products for the world’s best athletes for more than 60 years, from past legends to today’s superstars, such as James Harden, Derrick Rose, Damian Lillard, Andrew Wiggins and Kyle Lowry and top collegiate basketball programs including Kansas, Louisville and Indiana.
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 www.WBCA.org for more details about the Association.