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Wooden Award to announce men's and women's recipients Saturday on CBS          Send a link to a friend

[APRIL 7, 2005]  LOS ANGELES -- The 29th annual John R. Wooden Award Ceremony, which will include the presentation of the 2005 Men's and Women's Wooden Award, the Wooden Award All-American Teams, and Legends of Coaching Award recipient Jim Calhoun of the University of Connecticut, will be at The Los Angeles Athletic Club on Saturday and will be broadcast nationally by CBS. "The John R. Wooden Award Show Presented by TIAA-CREF" will air live from The Los Angeles Athletic Club at 1 p.m. EST.

The top five male and female finalists have been invited to Los Angeles for the awards ceremony and will receive a contribution from the John R. Wooden Award Scholarship Fund for their university's general scholarship fund. The five finalists for the Men's Wooden Award (in alphabetical order) are Andrew Bogut of Utah, Dee Brown of Illinois, North Carolina's Sean May, Duke's J.J. Redick and Wayne Simien of Kansas.

The Women's Wooden Award All-Americans (in alphabetical order) are Seimone Augustus of LSU, Duke's Monique Currie, Ohio State's Jessica Davenport, Minnesota's Janel McCarville and Kendra Wecker of Kansas State.

Be sure to tune in to CBS this Saturday to find out who will win college basketball's most prestigious honor!

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The John R. Wooden Award Scholarship Fund was established in 2002 by Applied Materials and corporate partners through the California Community Foundation to honor Coach Wooden's dedication as an educator and mentor.

Donations to the Applied Materials' John R. Wooden Award Scholarship Fund can be made by contacting the scholarship fund through the California Community Foundation.

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