Wisconsin women's basketball star Jolene Anderson was named to the 2007-08 preseason "Wade Watch" list for the State Farm Wade Trophy Division I Player of the Year announcement Tuesday by the Women's Basketball Coaches Association. The 25-member list, selected by a committee of leading coaches, journalists and basketball administrators, is comprised of top Division I student-athletes who best embody the spirit of Margaret Wade according to the following criteria: game and season statistics, leadership, character, effect on their team and overall playing ability.
A three-time USA Basketball gold medalist and first team All-Big Ten player, Anderson has led Wisconsin in scoring for three-straight seasons averaging 19.8 points per game and secured the Big Ten scoring title with a 19.3 point average in conference games. She has led UW in rebounding the past two years, averaging 7.1 rebounds a game last season. Anderson was the fastest UW male or female player to score 1,000 and 1,500 points.
Anderson is the second Badger to be so honored. Theresa Huff of Milwaukee was a Wade Trophy finalist in 1983.