Michigan’s Katelynn Flaherty a finalist for national award

The Detroit News
Katelynn Flaherty

Michigan’s Katelynn Flaherty is one of five finalists for the Nancy Lieberman Award, presented annually to the nation’s best Division I point guard.

Flaherty, a senior from Point Pleasant, N.J., is averaging 23.6 points, 4.1 assists and 2.7 rebounds for the Wolverines, who finished the regular season with a 21-8 record and earned a No. 6 seed in this week’s Big Ten tournament.

Flaherty, who is shooting 45.4 percent from the floor and 41.5 percent on 3-pointers, has scored in double figures in all but one game this season.

The winner, who will be announced March 30, will be determined by a combination of fan voting and a Basketball Hall of Fame selection committee. Go to hoophallawards.com to cast your vote. Voting opens March 2 and closes March 23.

The other finalists are Kelsey Mitchell of Ohio State, Sabrina Ionescu of Oregon, Kia Nurse of Connecticut and Lexie Brown of Duke.