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.
🚨 🚨BREAKING 🚨🚨
Senior Cierra Dillard (@msdillard15) named to the @NaismithTrophy Watch List!
Dillard is the ONLY mid-major player in the COUNTRY and 1️⃣st in school history to be named to the list! 🔥
STORY: https://t.co/4GMIJMgxz2#UBhornsUP | #UBLegendary pic.twitter.com/wdTeApa0Tt— UB Women’s Hoops (@UBwomenshoops) November 13, 2018
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.