2 Syracuse women’s basketball players on Wooden Award watch list

Syracuse, N.Y. — The talented backcourt of the Syracuse women’s basketball team had its spotlight turned up even more on Tuesday.

Guards Kiara Lewis and Tiana Mangakahia were both named to the 30-player Wooden Award women’s preseason watch list. That puts them in the running for the Wooden Award All-America Team and Most Outstanding Player Award.

The honor is the latest in a string of accolades for the pair. Both are among the 50 players named to the 2020-21 Naismith Award watch list.

Mangakahia is one of 20 players nominated for the Nancy Lieberman Award, which recognizes the nation’s best point guard in Division I women’s basketball. Lewis was nominated for the Ann Meyers Drysdale Award, which recognizes the nation’s best shooting guard.

The Wooden Award All-America Team will be announced the week of the Elite Eight round of the NCAA Tournament. The winner of the 2021 John R. Wooden

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Man builds wooden gym in his garden just in time for lockdown

Zachary Skidmore demonstrating how to use his wooden gym (Picture: Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Lockdown is upon us once again, and just like earlier in the year gyms are among the businesses affected – bad news for exercise buffs.

If you’ve been relying on your workouts to keep you sane this year, you’re not alone, but it looks like exercising at home and going out for runs will again become the norm in the coming weeks.

What you could do is follow the lead of this Ohio man who, faced with his gym closing, took matters (as well as a saw) into his own hands and built a gym entirely from wood.

Zachary Skidmore, who works as a part-time personal trainer and was formerly a US Army police officer, made his gym entirely from timber and included everything from a bench press and leg press to a rowing machine.

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