Cambridge Named to Naismith Defensive Player of the Year Watch List

Vandy senior fourth nationally in steals

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Vanderbilt senior guard Jordyn Cambridge was named to the Naismith Women’s Defensive Player of the Year watch list, it was announced by the association Tuesday.

Cambridge averages four steals per game with 175 on her career. Her 10 steals against Albany on Dec. 8 ranks No. 2 in program history for steals in a single game. In that same contest, she notched her third career double-double with 10 points and 10 steals.

Additionally, Cambridge has 105 rebounds this season and has added several blocks. She has notched at least one steal in every game she has played in this season.

Cambridge ranks third nationally overall for steals and fourth in steals per game. She leads the Southeastern Conference in both categories.

Cambridge joins South Carolina’s Aliyah Boston, Que Morrison from Georgia, Kentucky’s Rhyne Howard and Tamari Key from Tennessee as representatives from the SEC on the list.

The Naismith Women’s Basketball Defensive Player of the Year award is presented annually to the most outstanding women’s defensive basketball player who achieves tremendous on-court success.