UWGB Senior Featured at Wooden Award Gala
Julie Wojta One of Five finalists for Women's Basketball Player of the Year
Wojta is the first player in program history to be named to the AP All-America team since it turned Division I in 1987-88 Wojta is the first player in program history to be named to the AP All-America team since it turned Division I in 1987-88. Image by UWGB Athletics
LOS ANGELES, Cal.- UWGB woman's basketball player Julie Wojta is in Los Angeles after being named as one of five players in the nation up for the John R. Wooden Award. Wojta, from Francis Creek, Wisconsin, joins top players including Stanford Senior Nneka Ogwumike, Baylor's Brittney Griner, Skylar Diggins of Notre Dame and Delaware's Elena Della Doone.
The winner of the Wooden award will be announced Friday night.
The John R. Wooden Award was created in 1976 after the legendary men's basketball coach at UCLA. Since its inception, the award has donated nearly a million dollars to several university scholarship funds across the United States.
Past men's winners include such names as Larry Bird ('79), Michael Jordan ('84) and Tim Duncan ('97). Last year's women's basketball winner was Maya Moore of Connecticut.