NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Adding to her impressive list of honors and awards, Belmont's Darby Maggard has been named the Tennessee Sports Writers Association (TSWA) Women's Basketball Player of the Year as announced Tuesday by the TSWA.
Maggard capped a record-breaking career at Belmont, garnering her fourth consecutive First Team All-OVC honor as well as OVC Player of the Year accolades. She averaged a career-high 17.0 points per game with 4.2 assists to lead the Bruins to a fourth straight OVC title and NCAA Tournament appearance.
She also shot 92.9 percent on free throws for the year, including a stretch of 48 straight makes that set the OVC record and ranks 14th on the NCAA's all-time list. Maggard was named a finalist for the WBCA's Ann Meyers Drysdale Award for the nation's top shooting guard and was named to the watch list for the WBCA's Wade Trophy given to the nation's top player.
The Larwill, Indiana native finished her career with 2,031 points and a school- and OVC-record 430 made 3-pointers, the fourth most made triples in NCAA history. She's also the only player in NCAA history to make at least 400 3-pointers and dish out 650 assists in her career.
She graduated from Belmont last May with a degree in psychology.
With their year-end awards, the TSWA honored Maggard, Tennessee Tech's Kim Rosamond (Women's Basketball Coach of the Year), Tennessee's Grant Williams (Men's Basketball Player of the Year) and Rick Barnes (Men's Basketball Coach of the Year).
The players and coaches will be honored during the annual TSWA Hall of Fame dinner set for July 11 at Cumberland University in Lebanon, Tennessee.