Inclusion on the list means that Bridges is among the frontrunners for the award, but the award victor does not need to be on the midseason top 25. She is shooting 68.8 percent from the field and 83.5 percent from the free throw line.
The list, selected by college basketball experts, is made up of players who are considered primary candidates for the Wooden National Player of the Year award. Fifteen players will be named finalists, and the victor will be announced on April 6. He leads the American Athletic Conference in assist-to-turnover ratio at 2.4 and three-pointers per game (2.6), and ranks fifth nationally in three-point percentage (.527).
He boasts a season-high of 37 points against Sacramento State, has scored 30 or more points three times, and 20 or more in an impressive 11 games. He's among the top 10 in the Big Ten in both scoring and rebounding.More news: Hundreds arrested as Tunisians protest high prices, longtime president
The only sophomore to win the Wooden Award, according to ESPN, was Connecticut's Maya Moore in 2009.
Voting will open prior to the start of the NCAA Tournament. The Wooden Award All-American Team will be announced the week of the Elite Eight round of the NCAA Tournament.
The Wooden Award for women's basketball was first given for the 2003-04 season. Gustafson is a junior forward for the 17th ranked Iowa Hawkeyes. Tickets are $12 for adults, $8 for youth, and free for UI students.