SThe WVU women’s basketball team has had its ups and downs this season but one of the high marks is from Teana Muldrow.
Tynice Martin has been missing the whole year due to an injury, so Muldrow has filled the void and has developed into a nice all-around player. The national coaches association picks the winner for the Cheryl Miller Award.
The award is given to the top small forward in the country. According to WVUsports.com, Muldrow is in the top 10 for the award. Earlier in the season, she was named to the watch list for the award.
Muldrow has an average of 20.5 points per game and 9.2 rebounds per game. The senior has stepped up her game and has improved all four years of her collegiate career. Last year, Muldrow was an honorable mention in the Big 12. She averaged 14.5 points per game as a junior. She had 10 points per game as a sophomore and 6.9 points per game as a freshman.
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Her transformation has been incredible and she is part of a great senior class with transfer Chania Ray and Kristina King, who has been adding more to the team in recent games. West Virginia has 89 wins with Muldrow on the team.
As nice as the regular season wins have been, the WVU basketball team is still trying to get past the elusive second round of the NCAA Tournament. The team has always had potential under head coach Mike Carey, but there has been too many shortcomings.
Winning this individual award would be great for Muldrow, but she would probably much rather go far in the tournament and win another Big 12 Championship than getting an individual award. However, the Cheryl Miller Award is a unique honor and Muldrow has definitely done enough to earn that.
If the Mountaineers can compete for another conference title while advancing in the NCAA Tournament, it would help Muldrow’s cause for the award.