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Women’s Basketball: TCU center Sedona Prince named Lisa Leslie Award finalist

The graduate transfer from Oregon has an average of 21.2 points and 10.6 rebounds in 14 games this season.


TCU center Sedona Prince made history on Friday, becoming the first Horned Frog to be named a finalist for the Lisa Leslie Award, which is presented annually to the best center in women’s college basketball. Despite suffering a finger injury during TCU’s road loss against Baylor, Prince was dominant over the first 14 games of the 2023-24 season, averaging 21.2 points and 10.6 rebounds as well as 3.3 blocks per game. The 6-foot-7 center from Liberty Hill, Texas transferred in from Oregon and helped TCU open the season with a 14-0 record.

Prince is one of several Horned Frogs who are currently sidelined with injuries. Starting point guard Jaden Owens suffered a torn ACL and meniscus against Houston, while starting guard Madison Conner missed TCU’s 66-60 win over UCF with a knee injury. The Lisa Leslie Award has been presented annually since the 2017-18 season, when A’ja Wilson earned the honor as the nation’s best center. Previous winners include Megan Gustafson (Iowa) and four-time award winner Aliyah Boston (South Carolina). Prince would become the first TCU player to ever win the award should she return and play well enough to receive the honor.