Lady Tops’ Elgedawy named to Mid-Major POY Watch List

Ncaa Women's Basketball 2020: La Tech Vs Wku
Western Kentucky Hilltoppers forward Raneem Elgedawy (15) La Tech Bulldogs at WKU Hilltoppers, March 7, 2020 at E.A. Diddle Arena

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. — WKU women’s basketball senior forward Raneem Elgedawy has been named to the 2021 Becky Hammon Mid-Major Player of the Year watchlist. She is one of 25 student-athletes on the list representing 23 teams from 15 different conferences. The award is presented by Her Hoop Stats.

Elgedawy enjoyed a stellar season in 2019-20, averaging a double-double with 17.6 points per game and 11.0 rebounds per contest. She was named to the All-Conference USA First Team for her efforts.

Out of 29 total contests with WKU last season, Elgedawy recorded a double-double in 17 of them, tying for the sixth most by a Lady Topper in program history. Her 28 career double-doubles is tied for the seventh most in school history.

The Alexandria, Egypt native is currently in her home country and could rejoin the Lady Toppers at a later time.

In January, the list will be narrowed to 15 as a midseason watchlist and then in February 10 semifinalists will be announced. In March, five finalists will be selected and the winner will be announced in late March.

Her Hoop Stats defines eligibility for the award as, “players must compete in one of the 26 conferences deemed to be ‘mid-major.’” The organization considers the ACC, Big 12, Big East, Big Ten, Pac-12 and SEC as “high-major” and thus excluded from consideration.