Frances Pomeroy Naismith Award

List of Frances Pomeroy Naismith Award winners

Every year from 1969 to 2014, the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) presented the Frances Pomeroy Naismith Award to a Division I men’s basketball player who was shorter than average and “excelled on the court despite their size.” The men’s award was given to a senior who was six feet tall or shorter. Starting in 1984 (and until 2014), a women’s award was also given out by the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA). The award was named in honor of the daughter-in-law of James Naismith, the inventor of the game of basketball.

Year Player(s) School(s) Height
1969 Billy Keller Purdue 5’10”
1970 John Rinka Kenyon 5’9″
1971 Charlie Johnson California 6’0″
1972 Scott Martin Oklahoma 6’0″
1973 Robert Sherwin Army 5’11”
1974 Mike Robinson Michigan State 5’11”
1975 Monte Towe NC State 5’7″
1976 Frank Alagia St. John’s 5’10”
1977 Jeff Jonas Utah 6’0″
1978 Mike Scheib Susquehanna 5’8″
1979 Alton Byrd Columbia 5’9″
1980 Jim Sweeney Boston College 5’11”
1981 Terry Adolph West Texas State 5’8″
1982 Jack Moore Nebraska 5’9″
1983 Ray McCallum Ball State 5’9″
1984 Ricky Stokes Virginia 5’10”
1985 Bubba Jennings Texas Tech 5’11”
1986 Jim Les Bradley 5’11”
1987 Muggsy Bogues Wake Forest 5’3″
1988 Jerry Johnson Florida Southern 5’11”
1989 Tim Hardaway UTEP 6’0″
1990 Greg Harvey St. John’s (2) 6’0″
1991 Keith Jennings East Tennessee State 5’7″
1992 Tony Bennett Green Bay 6’0″
1993 Sam Crawford New Mexico State 5’8″
1994 Greg Brown New Mexico 5’7″
1995 Tyus Edney UCLA 5’10”
1996 Eddie Benton Vermont 5’11”
1997 Brevin Knight Stanford 5’10”
1998 Earl Boykins Eastern Michigan 5’5″
1999 Shawnta Rogers George Washington 5’4″
2000 Scoonie Penn Ohio State 5’11”
2001 Rashad Phillips Detroit 5’10”
2002 Steve Logan Cincinnati 5’10”
2003 Jason Gardner Arizona 5’10”
2004 Jameer Nelson Saint Joseph’s 6’0″
2005 Nate Robinson Washington 5’9″
2006 Dee Brown Illinois 6’0″
2007 Tre Kelly South Carolina 6’0″
2008 Mike Green Butler 6’0″
2009 Darren Collison UCLA (2) 6’0″
2010 Sherron Collins Kansas 5’11”
2011 Jacob Pullen Kansas State 6’0″
2012 Reggie Hamilton Oakland 5’11”
2013 Peyton Siva Louisville 6’0″
2014 Russ Smith Louisville (2) 6’0″

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