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WVU Women’s Basketball’s JJ Quinerly Named to National Award List



WVU Women's Basketball G JJ Quinerly
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WVU Women’s Basketball has been one of the best teams in the nation this season, ranked No. 24 with a 16-2 record during head coach Mark Kellogg’s first season on the bench. Junior shooting guard JJ Quinerly has had a massive hand in that success, and she’s starting to receive due recognition for that role, recently named on the Top 10 of the Basketball Hall of Fame’s Ann Meyers Drysdale Shooting Guard of the Year List.

The prestigious list, named for the titular UCLA shooting guard who became the first woman to receive a four-year collegiate athletic scholarship and helped Team USA to a silver medal in the 1976 Olympics, recognizes the top shooting guard in collegiate women’s basketball in a given year, one who exemplifies Ann Meyers Drysdale’s high level of play.

Quinerly leads West Virginia with 18.5 points per game, also adding 2.9 rebounds and 3.6 assists, making 44.2 percent of shots from the field, 32.5 percent of three-point attempts and 83.3 percent of free throws. Her 3.33 steals per game is the seventh-highest mark in the nation and third-best mark of any player in a major conference, keying the Mountaineers’ aggressive full-court press and sparking their offense on the way back down the court.

First awarded in 2018, Quinerly would be the first Mountaineer to receive the award: she already has unanimous Big 12 First Team and Big 12 All-Freshman Team selections to her name, earned in 2023 and 2022, respectively.

WVU Women’s Basketball fans can make their voices heard in the award process and help name Quinerly as one of five finalists for the award, because the aggregate fan tally counts as one vote in the narrowing down process. Voting begins on Friday, January 26 at

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