South Dakota senior guard Ciara Duffy has been named as a finalist for the Becky Hammon Mid-Major Player of the Year Award.

Duffy has helped lead the Coyotes to a 29-2 overall record and an appearance in the Summit League championship game (which takes place later this afternoon). She is averaging 16.8 points, five rebounds, and five assists per game. According to USD, Duffy is the only player in South Dakota women’s basketball history with more than 1,700 points, 600 rebounds and 400 assists in her career. Duffy was named 2020 Summit League Player of the Year.

The Becky Hammon Award is a new award established to honor the best mid-major women's basketball player each year. This year's finalists include:

  • Bella Alarie, Princeton
  • Ciara Duffy, South Dakota
  • Stella Johnson, Rider
  • Chelsey Perry, UT Martin
  • Sara Rhine, Drake

Information Courtesy: University of South Dakota

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