Reyna Frost named finalist for Katrina McClain Power Forward Award

Senior forward Reyna Frost gets past her defender on March 13 in Quicken Loans Arena.

Reyna Frost has been named as a finalist for the Katrina McClain Power Forward Award, an award given to the top power forward in the nation.  

Frost is one of five finalists for the award. The other four finalists are led by reigning award winner Ruthy Hebard of Oregon. Baylor forward Lauren Cox, Napheesa Collier of Connecticut and Stanford forward Alanna Smith round out the finalists. 

This is the second year the Katrina McClain award will be presented by the Basketball Hall of Fame and Women’s Basketball Coaches Association. The award is part of the Naismith Starting Five, a group of five awards given each year to the top players in women’s basketball at each position. The five awards are named after some of the best players in basketball history — Nancy Lieberman, Ann Meyers Drysdale, Cheryl Miller, Katrina McClain and Lisa Leslie. 

Frost has her fair share of recognition this year. She has been named Mid-American Conference West Division Player of the Week 11 times this season, seven of them coming in a row. Frost was also named MAC Player of the Year, All-MAC First Team  and All-MAC Defense. 

The senior forward has averaged 21.9  points and 13.5 rebounds per game this season while leading the Chippewas to the MAC regular season title. 

Fans will be given the opportunity to vote for their favorite player.The winner of the 2019 Katrina McClain Power Forward Award will be announced during  the Women’s Final Four in Tampa, Florida. 

Frost has the chance to bolster her case during MAC tournament semifinals when CMU (26-6, 16-3 MAC) takes on Buffalo (21-9,13-6 MAC) at 11 a.m., March 15 at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio.