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Razorbacks’ Dungee on midseason team for Naismith Trophy

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FAYETTEVILLE — Chelsea Dungee was named to the midseason team for the Citizen Naismith Trophy, the Atlanta Tipoff Club announced Tuesday.

She was one of 30 to earn a spot on the team, one that monitors those players in the running for Women’s Player of the Year.

Dungee was recently also named to the Wooden Award Late Season Watch List, another Player of the Year award, and the Ann Meyers Drysdale Watch List, an award given to the best shooting guard in the country.

The redshirt junior guard has continued to produce for the Razorbacks this season, as she leads the team in points, averaging 18.1 a game, which is tied for second best among SEC players through 24 games.

Dungee recently played one of her best games of the season, dropping 24 on No. 15 Kentucky in Arkansas’ signature win of the season. She was ultra-efficient in that game, going eight of 12 from the field, four of four from deep, and four of four from the free throw line.

Dungee is already among the program’s best ever in terms of scoring the ball. Her 1,437 total career points is already the 11th best in program history, while her 1,193 total from just her time at Arkansas is the 21st most scored in program history.

Dungee is also one of just four Razorbacks ever to make more than 400 free throws in a career, as she is now up to 403 with her four makes against Kentucky.

She joins Arkansas women’s basketball legends Bettye Fiscus, Christy Smith and Delmonica DeHorney.

The 10 semifinalists for the Naismith Trophy will be announced on March 3, and the finalists will be revealed on March 20.

The winner of the 2020 Citizen Naismith Trophy for Women’s Player of the Year will be announced on April 4.

Information from Razorback Sports Communications is included in this story.