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Hofschild was also named at the Mountain West’s Preseason Player of the Year
FORT COLLINS – McKenna Hofschild continues to rack up recognition ahead of the 2023-24 season as the Mountain West’s Preseason Player of the Year was one of 20 point guards named to the Nancy Lieberman Award Watch List, the Basketball Hall of Fame and WBCA announced on Monday.
A finalist for the award last season, a season in which she was named the Mountain West’s Player of the Year, Hofschild is the only player from the Mountain West on the watch list and one of only two players (Gonzaga’s Kaylynne Truong) to make the watch list from outside a traditional Power 5 league.
Last season, the 5-foot-2 Hofschild was named an Associated Press All-American after averaging 20.6 points and 7.2 assists per game on 48.8 percent shooting. She became the only player in program history to record back-to-back 200+ assist seasons and was the first All-American for the program since Becky Hammon.
The 20-member list includes:
» Georgia Amoore, Virginia Tech
» Sarah Andrews, Baylor
» Caitlin Clark, Iowa
» Makira Cook, Illinois
» Dyaisha Fair, Syracuse
» Zakiyah Franklin, Kansas
» Rori Harmon, Texas
»McKenna Hofschild, Colorado State
» Deja Kelly, UNC
» Makenna Marisa, Penn State
» Olivia Miles, Notre Dame
» Nika Mühl, UConn
» Te-Hina Paopao, South Carolina
» Lauren Park-Lane, Mississippi State
» Emily Ryan, Iowa State
» Shyanne Sellers, Maryland
» Jacy Sheldon, Ohio State
» Jaylyn Sherrod, Colorado
» Serena Sundell, Kansas State
» Kaylynne Truong, Gonzaga
Colorado State tips off the 2023-24 season on Thursday, Nov. 2 with an exhibition game in Moby Arena vs. UC-Colorado Springs at 6:30 p.m. Season tickets, mini-plans, and single-game tickets are on-sale now at CSURams.com/Tickets.