KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – Tennessee junior forward Rennia Davis has been named to the John R. Wooden Award Midseason Top 25. The list was announced Wednesday night on ESPNU.
The 6-foot-2 native of Jacksonville, Fla., has advanced from the preseason list to the midseason cut after an impressive first 14 games of the 2019-20 campaign. This marks her first appearance on the midseason list for the Wooden Award, which is given to the most outstanding player in women’s college basketball.
Davis is averaging a career-best 17.4 points and 8.8 rebounds per contest to lead the Lady Vols, ranking among SEC leaders in both categories. In conference action, she has averaged 23.0 points and 9.0 rebounds, ranking second among all league players in scoring and fourth in rebounding.
The UT standout is shooting 47 percent from the field and 80 percent from the free throw line in all games and leads the team in three-pointers with 18 buckets from long range. She is third on the team in assists (34) and steals (11). In SEC play, she is hitting field goals at a 53-percent clip.
Davis, who has led a young Tennessee squad to an 11-3 record thus far, has scored in double figures in 12 straight games and in 13 of 14 contests this season. Including last year, she has hit 10 or more points in 26 of her past 27 starts. She has registered three 20-point games so far in 2019-20, moving into a tie for 15th on UT’s career list with 10 games of scoring 20 or more.
She also has tallied seven double-double efforts thus far and would move into the top 10 all-time for Lady Vol juniors with just two more. She currently ranks 11th in career double-doubles with 25 during her third year on Rocky Top and is third among active SEC players in that category.
Earlier this season, Davis reached the 1,000-point scoring plateau, becoming the 46th Lady Vol to reach that milestone. She has since climbed to No. 37 on the list with 1,103 points through the Kentucky game.
Davis and her teammates will be in Oxford, Miss., Thursday night, where they will face Ole Miss at 7 p.m. CT (8 ET) in a contest streamed on SECN+.
2020 John R. Wooden Award Midseason Top 25
Aliyah Boston, South Carolina (6-5, Fr., F)
Chennedy Carter, Texas A&M (5-7, Jr., G)
Kaila Charles, Maryland (6-1, Sr., G.)
Lauren Cox, Baylor (6-4, Sr., F)
Elissa Cunane, NC State (6-5, So., C)
Crystal Dangerfield, UConn (5-5, Sr., G)
Rennia Davis, Tennessee (6-2, Jr., G/F)
Chelsea Dungee, Arkansas (5-11, Jr., G)
Dana Evans, Louisville (5-6, Jr., G)
Kiah Gillespie, Florida State (6-2, Jr., F)
Tyasha Harris, South Carolina (5-10, Sr., G)
Ruthy Hebard, Oregon (6-4, Sr., F)
Rhyne Howard, Kentucky (6-2, So., G)
Sabrina Ionescu, Oregon (5-11, Sr., G)
Juicy Landrum, Baylor (5-8, Sr., G)
Aari McDonald, Arizona (5-6, Jr., G)
Beatrice Mompremier, Miami (6-4, Sr., F)
Olivia Nelson-Ododa, UConn (6-5, So., F)
Michaela Onyenwere, UCLA (6-0, Jr., F)
Ali Patberg, Indiana (5-11, Jr., G)
Mikayla Pivec, Oregon State (5-10, Sr. G)
Satou Sabally, Oregon (6-4, Jr., F)
Destiny Slocum, Oregon State (5-7, Jr., G)
Megan Walker, UConn (6-1, Jr. F)
Christyn Williams, UConn (5-11, So., G)