MANHATTAN, Kansas – K-State senior guard Gabby Gregory has been named a top 10 candidate for the 2022-23 Ann Meyers Drysdale Award, presented annually by the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame to the top women’s shooting guard in the nation.
Named for the first player, male or female, named to an All-America team in four consecutive varsity seasons, the annual award in her sixth year recognizes the top shooting guard in NCAA Division I women’s college basketball. For consideration for this prestigious award, nominees must exhibit the tenacity and scoring ability of Class of 1993 Hall of Famer Ann Meyers.
Fans can support their favorite players in the remaining rounds by participating in the fan vote, presented by Dell Technologies, starting Friday, February 3 at hoophallawards.com. The fan vote will count as a committee vote during the finalist selection process. In March, five finalists will be presented to Meyers Drysdale and the Hall of Fame selection committee. The selection committee for the Ann Meyers Drysdale Award is made up of the best women’s college basketball personnel, including members of the media, coaches, directors of sports information, and Hall of Famers. The winner of the 2023 Meyers Drysdale Award will be presented at a date to be announced, along with the other four members of the Women’s Starting Five. Additional awards presented include the Nancy Lieberman Award (Player), the Cheryl Miller Award (Small Forward), the Katrina McClain Award (Power Forward), and the Lisa Leslie Award (Center), as well as the Men’s Starting Five.
Gregory, in his first season with the Wildcats, set new career season highs in a number of statistical categories including: points, field goals made, 3-point field goals made and steals. With his 405 points this season, Gregory scored the most points with a transfer in their first season with the Wildcats since the 2011-12 season.
The 2023 All-Big 12 candidate is second in the Big 12 in scoring average (19.3 ppg), fourth in the league in free throw percentage (.855), fifth in 3-point shooting per game (2.52) and 3 points. field goal percentage (.312) and ninth in minutes played per game (32.38).
A product of Tulsa, Oklahoma, Gregory is energizing the Big 12 in games by 20 or more points (13) and leads the league in games by 30 or more points (2).
Gregory is one of two players in the nation currently averaging 19 or more points, 5 or more rebounds, 2 or more assists and shooting 85% or better from the free throw line. She is also one of only four players in the nation currently averaging 19 or more points, five or more rebounds and two or more 3-point connections per game.
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K-State kicks off February by starting the second half of its Big 12 schedule Wednesday at 6:30 p.m., against (18/15) Iowa State at Bramlage Coliseum. For tickets, call (800) 221-CATS or visit kstatesports.com/tickets.
Wednesday’s game will air on Big 12 Now on ESPN+ and can be listened to on K-State Sports Network.
Ann Meyers Drysdale Award 2022-23
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