Cierra Dillard Named To Citizen Naismith Trophy Watch List

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Buffalo’s Cierra Dillard drives around South Florida’s Maria Jespersen, center, and Alyssa Rader to attempt a shot in a first-round game of the NCAA women’s college basketball tournament, Saturday, March 17, 2018, in Tallahassee, Fla. (AP Photo/Steve Cannon)

The University at Buffalo Women’s Basketball team continued to make history when senior guard Cierra Dillard was named to the Citizen Naismith Trophy Watch List Wednesday.

The Citizen Naismith Trophy is awarded each season to the Player of the Year in men’s and women’s basketball. Dillard was the only mid-major player in the country named to the list. She was also the first Bull in history to earn a spot on the preseason award list. 

Dillard led the Bulls last season averaging 16.2 points, 5.2 assists, 4.1 rebounds and 3.0 steals. She also led UB with a team-high 85 three pointers and setting the school record for steals in a season with 105. 

The senior guard started the season with 23 points, four rebounds and four assists in the Bulls’ season-opening victory at Maryland Eastern Shore.  

Dillard and the Bulls look to go for their second straight win when they host Big 4 Niagara University Wednesday night. 

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