Lady Lion junior point guard Alex Bentley has been named to the Wade Trophy Watch List.
The Wade Trophy is considered the Heisman of women's basketball, and the winner will be announced during this season's NCAA Women's Final Four in Denver.
The award is presented by the National Association for Girls and Women in Sports -- established to promote equality for women in sports, and the Women's Basketball Coaches Association -- formed to create an identity for women's basketball.
Bentley earned All-Big Ten first team honors last year for her performance on the court. She placed top 15 in the Big Ten in scoring, assists, field goal percentage, free throw percentage and assist-to-turnover ratio.
She set a Lady Lion single season record last season with 174 assists.
A committee determined the list based on the players' stats, leadership, character and overall influence on the team.
Also on the list from the Big Ten is Iowa's Jamie Printy.