The postseason accolades keep raining in for the defending Pac-12 conference champion Oregon Ducks women’s basketball team.
For the second time in the past three seasons, Ruthy Hebard has been named the Katrina McClain Power Forward of the Year.
2⃣4⃣ is the nation's top power forward. Again.— Oregon Women’s Basketball (@OregonWBB) April 6, 2020
Congrats to Ruthy Hebard on winning the Katrina McClain Award for the second time in the last three years! 👏#GoDucks | @RuthyHebard24 pic.twitter.com/BrIB5HJV44
Hebard beat out Baylor's Lauren Cox, Florida State's Kiah Gillespie, Michigan's Naz Hillmon, and Princeton's Bella Alarie.
The 6-foor-4 senior from Fairbanks, Alaska averaged 17.3 points, 9.6 rebounds and 1.5 assists per game during her senior season. She led the nation in field goal percentage (68.5) and is the NCAA record holder for consecutive field goals made with 33 in a row.
Hebard will finish a historical career in Eugene, Oregon as the No. 2 leading scorer (2,368 points), double-figure scoring games (123) and games played (144). The No. 1 leading scorer in Oregon women’s basketball history? Her counterpart and best friend, Sabrina Ionescu. The double-double machine (55 total, third in Oregon history) will also end her career No. 3 in Oregon history in rebounds (1,299).
An automatic bucket for four years.— Oregon Women’s Basketball (@OregonWBB) March 18, 2020
Ruthy Hebard ends her career as the Oregon and Pac-12 all-time leader in field goal percentage (65.1%) after ranking No. 1 in the nation as a senior (68.5%) 🔥#GoDucks | @RuthyHebard24 pic.twitter.com/Ay1hMxkCgg
Hebard first won the Katrina McClain award during her sophomore campaign, where she averaged 17.6 points and 9.0 rebounds per game. That 2017-18 season ended in a historic run to the Elite Eight.
Oregon's 'Big 3' of Ionescu, Hebard and Satou Sabally will wait to hear their names called during the 2020 WNBA Draft, coming up on April 17. Hebard has been projected somewhere between the No. 7 (Dallas) and No. 11 (Seattle) picks, according to the latest mock drafts.