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Indiana women’s basketball’s Holmes named to Wooden Award midseason Top 25 watch list

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Indiana women’s basketball graduate student forward Mackenzie Holmes was named to the John R. Wooden Award Midseason Top 25 Watch List, according to a Wooden Award press release Wednesday. 

The Wooden Award — created in 1976 — is awarded to the most outstanding player for men’s and women’s college basketball. The award was first presented to a women’s college basketball player at the conclusion of the 2003-04 season, doing so annually since then. 

Holmes was a 2023 Wooden Award All-American and a top five finalist for the award in 2022-23. 

Through 15 games so far this season, Holmes averages 19.7 points per game — second in the Big Ten. She leads the conference with a 66.5 field goal percentage and is fourth in blocked shots with 22. 

Amidst the Hoosiers 13-game win streak, Holmes has averaged 20.7 points per game, leading her squad to a 5-0 start in Big Ten play for the first time in program history. 

Indiana (14-1, 5-0 Big Ten) returns to action at 8 p.m. Saturday against No. 3 Iowa (16-1, 5-0 Big Ten) and Caitlin Clark. The contest will be nationally televised on FOX.

Follow reporters Dalton James (@DaltonMJames) and Quinn Richards (@Quinn_richa), columnist Ryan Canfield (@_ryancanfield) and photographer Olivia Bianco (@theoliviabianco) for updates throughout the Indiana women’s basketball season.

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