Harding honored for athletic, academic achievements

Updated: March 8, 2007, 3:57 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

The postseason awards are already stacking up for Duke senior Lindsey Harding, a national player of the year front-runner.

Harding, last season's ACC Defensive Player of the Year, was awarded the 2007 Frances Pomeroy Naismith Award, presented annually by the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame to the nation's outstanding female collegian 5-foot-8 and under who has excelled both athletically and academically.

The standout guard has led the No. 1 Blue Devils both offensively and defensively this season, averaging 14.0 points and 4.1 rebounds and compiling 121 assists and 45 steals.

Harding also received the the Women's Basketball Coaches Association's (WBCA) Robin Roberts/WBCA Broadcasting Scholarship Award.

The Robin Roberts/WBCA Broadcasting Scholarship Award is presented annually to one female collegiate basketball player who intends to pursue graduate work and a career in sports communications/journalism. As part of the scholarship, $500 is provided by Robin Roberts for travel to/from WBCA National Convention for the recipient, while $4,500 goes directly to the institution for the student's tuition.

Harding, who completed a degree in Sociology along with a minor in Theater Studies and Markets & Management certificate, is currently finishing up the requirements for a minor in Women's Studies. Over the summer of 2005, Harding performed an internship with CBS Sports in the production department and has aspirations to go into sports broadcasting.