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Thursday, March 01, 2012

Mosqueda-Lewis wins Sixth Man Award

UConn freshman Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis was named the winner of the Big East's Sixth Man of the Year award.

Mosqueda-Lewis finished ninth in scoring in conference games with an average of 14.6 points per game despite just starting one game. No other player eligible for the award averaged at least 10 points per game.

UConn senior guard Tiffany Hayes, who finished fifth in the league in scoring at 17.3 points per game and shattered the Big East record by shooting 59.1 percent from 3-point range, and sophomore guard Bria Hartley, who finished in the top 10 in assist/turnover ratio, assists and steals, were named to the All-Big East first team. Mosqueda-Lewis was a second-team pick while Stefanie Dolson earned honorable mention honors.

Barring a collective brain lock by the Big East coaches, Mosqueda-Lewis will be named the Big East Freshman of the Year on Friday. The Coach of the Year and Player of the Year awards are also being announced on Friday. Mosqueda-Lewis was one of four unanimous selections to the All-Freshman team while she was joined on the All-Freshman team by Kiah Stokes.

Notre Dame's Devereaux Peters was named the Defensive Player of the Year in the Big East for the second year in a row, South Florida's Jasmine Wynne was named the Most Improved Player while DePaul's Deanna Ortiz and Da'Shena Stevens of St. John's, a former Trinity Catholic star, shared the Big East Sportsmanship Award.

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