See all of the vote-getters for every 2023 D-I College Award.
June 27, 2023 by Ultiworld in Awards with 0 comments
Not that we’ve completed announcing our official 2023 D-I College Awards — though stay tuned for more unofficial awards talk with our annual superlatives and snubs articles — we wanted to pull the curtain back a little bit to give our subscribers a look at how all votes shook out for each award.
Each year, we invite all division reporters, staff writers, and editors to submit a ballot for each division. The exact process for tallying votes and naming recipients has evolved over time.
For each of the individual awards, we asked our contributors to submit a podium of first, second, and third place, and optionally, fourth, and fifth place. When our totals get tallied, players received five points for a first place vote, four for a second place vote, three for a third place vote, and so on.
While in the past, we named the three top vote-getters to the Player of the Year podium, all of whom were then ineligible for other individual awards, this year only the POTY winner was removed from the pool for other awards, leaving runners-up eligible for additional honors. In addition, our Player of the Year voting has been combined with the All-American voting: the top vote-getter becomes the Player of the Year and the next two runner-ups are also decided through this methodology.
For our All-American teams, each contributor submitted a ranked list of their top 21 players — three full teams in order to help differentiate around the margins — with a first place vote earning 21 points and descending from there. In the event of any ties, the first tiebreaker is the number of ballots a player appeared on and the second tiebreaker is who received the highest vote (ie, most first place votes). Where there was still a tie, the editors made the final decision.
Below are the full results of our 2023 D-I College Awards.
This year, we received seven ballots for our Women’s division awards.
Women's D-I College 2023 Player of the Year Votes
|Player (Team)||1st Place votes||2nd Place votes||3rd Place votes||4th Place votes||5th Place votes||Total Voting Points|
|Alex Barnett (North Carolina)||3||2||0||1||0||137|
|Abby Hecko (Washington)||2||3||0||0||0||132|
|Kennedy McCarthy (Vermont)||2||1||1||1||0||126|
|Ella Juengst (UNC)||0||1||1||2||2||122|
|Bailey Shigley (Colorado)||0||0||4||1||0||112|
|Esther Filipek (Stanford)||0||0||0||1||0||93|
|Mika Kurahashi (UBC)||0||0||0||1||1||93|
|Dawn Culton (UNC)||0||0||0||0||1||91|
|Madison Ong (UBC)||0||0||0||0||1||81|
|Clil Phillips (Colorado)||0||0||1||0||1||77|
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