Illinois Girls Basketball Gatorade Player of the Year Winners

Gatorade has named its Illinois Girls Player of the Year winners since the 1985-86 season. It has been awarded 35 times in total to 30 individual athletes.

Two athletes (Brea Beal and Candace Parker) were three-time award winners, and Tricia Liston won the award twice.

Whitney Young has had the most award winners as a team with five.

YearPlayerHigh SchoolCollege
2020Angela DugalicMaine WestOregon
2019Brea BealRock IslandSouth Carolina
2018Brea BealRock IslandSouth Carolina
2017Brea BealRock IslandSouth Carolina
2016Kiara LewisWhitney YoungOhio State, Syracuse
2015Haley GoreckiFremdDuke
2014Tyra BussMount CarmelIndiana
2013Jackie KemphRolling MeadowsSaint Louis
2012Morgan TuckBolingbrookUConn
2011Ariel MassengaleBolingbrookTennessee
2010Tricia ListonFenwickDuke
2009Tricia ListonFenwickDuke
2008Sarah BootheWarrenStanford
2007Brittany JohnsonOlney East RichlandOhio State
2006Amanda ThompsonWhitney YoungOklahoma
2005Lindsay SchraderBartlettNotre Dame
2004Candace ParkerNaperville CentralTennessee
2003Candace ParkerNaperville CentralTennessee
2002Candace ParkerNaperville CentralTennessee
2001Cappie PondexterMarshallRutgers
2000Amina YanniHarlemIllinois
1999Olga GvozdenovicLoyolaDuke
1998Dawn VanaMaine WestIllinois
1997Natasha PointerWhitney YoungRutgers
1996Tauja CatchingsStevensonIllinois
1995Dominique CantyWhitney YoungAlabama
1994Tangela SmithGeorge WashingtonIowa
1993Angie SappWilliamsvilleIllinois College
1992Michele RatayBuffalo GroveNorthwestern
1991Jackie WilliamsJoliet WestAuburn
1990E.C. HillWhitney YoungNorthern Illinois
1989LaTonia FosterMarshallIowa
1988Nancy KennellyMaine WestNorthwestern
1987Micah BingemanManualBradley
1986Sheryl PorterMarshallLoyola

See the list of Illinois boys Gatorade Player of the Year winners.