Two days, two national watch list mentions for Seaside’s Maddi Utti.
Earlier this month, Utti was selected to the preseason watch list for the 2021 Becky Hammon Mid-Major Player of the Year Award, announced by Her Hoop stats.
Entering her senior year at Fresno State University, Utti is among 25 student-athletes across the country named to the list.
The next day, Utti’s name was added to another national watch list, as the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame and the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association announced a list of 20 players for the 2021 Katrina McClain Award.
Named after the two-time All-American and 1987 National Player of the Year, the annual award recognizes the top power forwards in women’s NCAA Division I college basketball.
Previous winners of the McClain Award include Oregon’s Ruthy Hebard (2020), Connecticut’s Napheesa Collier (2019) and Hebard (2018).