The award recognizes the top center in women’s NCAA Division I college basketball each year.
The award’s namesake, Lisa Leslie, was the 1994 National Player of the Year and a three-time All-American. Leslie played collegiately at Southern California before a 12-year WNBA career with the Los Angeles Sparks.
South Carolina’s Aliyah Boston won the Lisa Leslie Award in 2020 and is a finalist again this year. Other past winners include Iowa’s Megan Gustafson and A’ja Wilson of South Carolina.
Below is the full list of finalists. A winner will be announced April 9 along with the remaining women’s basketball starting five award winners.
|Elissa Cunane||NC State||Jr.|
|Aliyah Boston||South Carolina||So.|
|Elizabeth Kitley||Virginia Tech||So.|