April 2, 2014
Vanderbilt senior Jasmine Lister continues to rack up awards and honors -- and not just for the skills she displays on the court.
Lister, who is known for her relentless work ethic and unselfish attitude, was recognized on Wednesday as a recipient of the A.D. Hancock-Walter Nipper Sportsmanship Award. She was honored during a luncheon at Swett's restaurant in Nashville, and was joined at the luncheon by Vanderbilt head coach Melanie Balcomb.
The Hancock-Nipper Sportsmanship Award is presented annually to a player from each of the Davidson County college teams that best displays outstanding sportsmanship qualities. The award is named after two long-time members of the Nashville City Civitan Club: A.D. Hancock, a highly-respected educator, and Walter Nipper, owner of Nashville Sporting Goods, who contributed much to the Nashville community.
Lister, who completed her record-setting career at Vanderbilt last month started every game of her career (129 straight games) and shattered the program's record for most minutes played (4,626).
Wednesday's honor was the latest entry on an ever-growing list of accolades for Lister, who last month was named among the All-Region nominees for the WBCA Division I Coaches' All-America Team. Lister was also recently selected to the All-SEC Second Team by the conference's coaches.
In February, she was named to the SEC's Community Service Team. Lister earned her spot on the team after serving a two-month internship last summer at the Magdalene House -- a residential program for women recovering from addiction, prostitution and trafficking.
Lister ranks third on the Vanderbilt's all-time list for assists (591) and ranks 10th on the school's all-time scoring list (1,618). She was named espnW's national player of the week on Jan. 12 after helping lead the Commodores to a victory over Tennessee. That same week, she was named the SEC's Player of the Week and the USBWA Player of the Week.