South Carolina's Tyasha Harris wins award named for her coach

COLUMBIA, S.C. -- South Carolina point guard Tyasha Harris is this year's recipient of the Dawn Staley Award.

The Phoenix Club of Philadelphia made the announcement Friday. Harris is the second Gamecocks player, joining Tiffany Mitchell in 2013, to win in the eight seasons of the award.

The award, named after the South Carolina coach and Philadelphia native, goes to the player in women's basketball who best displays the qualities Staley demonstrated during her playing career.

Harris, a 5-foot-10 senior from Noblesville, Indiana, had a career-high 12 points per game in leading South Carolina to a 32-1 record and a No. 1 finish in The Associated Press rankings.

She also was the first in program history to finish with 700 or more assists in her career. She helped the Gamecocks to two SEC regular-season titles, three tournament titles and the 2017 national championship in her four seasons.