Notre Dame’s Olivia Miles makes Naismith Trophy Watch List

We’re getting to the point where we have to ask what Notre Dame point guard olivia miles hasn’t been honored for in the preseason. She’s made the all-ACC preseason team and is on the watch list for the Nancy Lieberman Award. Now, she’s made the watch list for the Naismith Trophy, the top award in college basketball. Only ruth riley in 2001 has won this award for the Irish.

Obviously, there’s a long way to go before we seriously can consider Miles as a contender for the award. A list of 30 potential winners will come out in February, and that list will be trimmed to 10 in early March and then four March 21. The winner will be announced March 29, two days before the Final Four starts.

Miles will face a lot of competition just from within the ACC, which has nine watch list members total. Saying more about that competition would be too obvious, so we’ll just leave it as it is.

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