After voting for the best freshman in D2 Women's Basketball, it is time to look at the upperclassmen, and vote on who is the best senior player in the division.
While it is hard to find some quality freshmen talent in the country, the seniors on a roster are those players who drive the success of a team, or play the role of team leader and get everyone to buy into the system and the path to success.
Take a look at our six candidates below, and make sure you cast your vote for the most deserving candidate. If you think we missed a nominee, make sure to vote 'other' and then leave a comment below about who that player was.
Voting closes Monday, February 13 at noon Pacific.
Miki Glenn, G | California (PA)
2016-17 Stats: 18.8 PPG / 6.8 APG / 3.9 SPG
The undeniable best player in the PSAC and Atlantic Region, Glenn has been at the top of her conference for the last three years, and is well on her way to a second-straight PSAC West Player of The Year honor.
Through four years, the senior from Bridgeport, WV has surpassed 1,800 points, 500 assists, and 300 steals. But the biggest accomplishment of the terrific senior's career is a national championship from the 2015 season, when she became the court general of the Vulcan women as a sophomore.
Two PSAC conference titles have since been added to the resume of one of the all-time greats at Cal U, and the terrific career of Miki Glenn is coming to a close with more trophies and championships well on the way.
Cassidy Mihalko, G | California Baptist
2016-17 Stats: 21.0 PPG / 8.1 RPG / 56.8 FG%
One of the best rebounding guards in the country, Mihalko has grown by leaps and bounds since appearing in the 2015 National Title game where she was just starting to bloom into the superstar she is.
It is arguably impossible to find an area where the Wisconsin native's game is weak, and she is able to find ways to help her team out even if she is not putting the points on the scoreboard. In the three games that Mihalko has scored 13 or less points this season, CBU has still won the contest and the difference the all-star guard has played has been on the defensive side, or just intangibles to make the game go.
A member of the elusive 2,000 point club in her career, Mihalko will likely go down as the best player to ever step on the court at Cal Baptist, and that is a well-deserved honor. My preseason pick for the national title, Mihalko has been the star every team needs to claim that big trophy.
Kiara Etheridge, F | St. Mary's (TX)
2016-17 Stats: 15.5 PPG / 9.9 RPG / 2.4 APG
A forward that can also step out to the wing and drain the three, Etherdige has been the main catalyst for SMU's run towards the top of the Heartland conference, just a year after finishing towards the middle of the pack behind eventual national champion Lubbock Christian.
The San Antonio-born star forward is setting career highs in all three categories listed above in her stats, and has become more well-rounded in her offensive abilities, opening the court up not only for herself, but other Rattlers that share the court with her.
At this point, St. Mary's will be a team that could make some noise in the NCAA Tournament, and should likely get there with an at-large bid if they don't clinch the conference berth. Every year the tournament makes some stars in their contests, and Etheridge will be the next great one from the South Central region.
Olivia Mason, F | Central Oklahoma
2016-17 Stats: 11.4 PPG / 7.6 RPG / 38.3 3PT%
Central Oklahoma has been one of the biggest surprises in D2 this season, and a group of four seniors led by Mason has paid the biggest difference towards their contender status.
Mason has put up career-highs in points and boards this year, the first she has notched double-digit averages in scoring in her four-year career. Being able to step outside and hit the three has been a huge asset as well, helping the Bronchos keep pace or start to blow out opponents in their matchups.
If UCO is to go far this year, they will need their seniors to continue to shine. Mason has been the biggest star, and even she needs to hit a bigger level to ensure success is not just relegated to the regular season.
Stephanie Wooten, G | Davis & Elkins
2016-17 Stats: 20.9 PPG / 6.7 APG
Wooten has been one of the premier sharpshooters in the division for the last few seasons, and is finally getting the national recognition she deserves as she ranks towards the top in scoring averages.
A lethal downtown threat, Wooten can also dish out the ball better than most, ranking fifth in the nation in APG. That combination of stats has allowed D&E to start contending in the GMAC, a one-bid league to the NCAA Tournament.
Like most mid-majors in D1, there is always a superstar you start to hear about as they become successful. This year, that player is none other than Stephanie Wooten.
Taylor Peacocke, G | Western Washington
2016-17 Stats: 22.8 PPG / 4.0 RPG / 44.2 3PT%
The national scoring leader has completed the four-year progression expected of players in college, jumping from 16 ppg during her junior season, to the top national average of 22.8.
Western Washington has grown as Peacocke has as well, standing in firm contention for the GNAC title and an NCAA berth for the first time since 2014. During Peacocke's career, the farthest the Vikings have gotten is a conference title game, just missing on an automatic bid.
Western Washington's best player could also be the best senior in the game, but only if you vote. How do any of these six candidates stack up against each other? Let's find out.
It's your turn to decide — Who's the best senior in D2 Women's Basketball? Voting closes Monday, February 13.