Idaho’s Mikayla Ferenz on Basketball Watch List
Senior Mikayla Ferenz the Idaho Vandals standout guard on the womens basketball team, has been named to the 2019 Ann Meyers Drydale watch list as announced by the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame on Tuesday afternoon.
The honor is named after Ann Meyers, the first male or female to make the All-America team in four-straight seasons and recognizes the top shooting guard in women's NCAA Division I college basketball.
Ferenz, who was tabbed as this year's Big Sky Conference Preseason MVP, finished her junior season averaging 22.5 points per game, eighth in the NCAA. She holds the top spot of having the best scoring season in Idaho history, totaling 742 points a season ago. Fernez also sits at the number four spot in the NCAA in three-point field goals made (129), producing a .404 clip from behind the arc. In addition to her prolific shooting, Ferenz dished out 4.3 assist per game and grabbed an average of 6.4 rebounds a game, while averaging 36.8 minutes for the Vandals in 2017-2018.
The Walla Walla, Wash. native recorded Idaho's first triple- double in 34 years at North Dakota with 15 points, 13 rebounds, and 10 assists. She helped the Idaho women's basketball team to finish the 2017-2018 season 19-14 overall (13-5 in Big Sky Conference) with a trip to the Big Sky Conference Championship game and to the post season in the WNIT. Ferenz concluded the last year's campaign garnering first-team All-Big Sky honors and was named to the league's all-tournament team.
Below is a list of the 20 guards chosen for the watch list:
2019 Ann Meyers Drysdale Award Candidates
|Katie Lou Samuelson||Connecticut|
|Candice White||Fresno St.|
|Shakyla Hill||Grambling St.|
|Arike Ogunbowale||Notre Dame|
|Teniya Page||Penn St.|
|Kitija Laksa||South Florida|
|Jessica Kovatch||St. Francis|