Ohio State's Samantha Prahalis was named one of 12 finalists for the 2012 Wade Trophy, which annually honors the top player in women's college basketball, it was announced by the WBCA on Friday. Prahalis, the 2012 Big Ten Player of the Year, set the conference's all-time record for career assists with 901 and is the only player in Big Ten history to record 2,000 points and 900 assists in her career. She was named a first-team All-Big Ten performer and is also a finalist for the Lieberman Award, awarded to the nation's top point guard.
The candidates were selected by a vote of committee members composed of leading basketball coaches, journalists and administrators. The winner will be announced during the WBCA Awards Show, which will be held on Monday, April 2, in Denver, the site of this year's Final Four.