The women's finalists include forward Pauline Love, who averaged 16 points and 10.5 rebounds for USM; all-SEC guard Alexis Rack of Mississippi State; and all-SEC guard Bianca Thomas of Ole Miss. Rack averages 14.6 points for MSU, which is playing a second-round game of the NCAA women's tournament tonight against Ohio State. Thomas leads the Lady Rebels in scoring with a 16-point average. Ole Miss plays a third-round game of the women's NIT on Thursday at South Florida.
The finalists were chosen by a vote of media members from around the state. The winners will be announced on March 30 at a 6:30 p.m. ceremony at the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame and Museum in Jackson. For ticket information, call the museum office at 800-280-3263.