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Friday, January 17, 2014

4 UConn players on Wooden Award midseason watch list

UConn has four of the 21 midseason candidates for the Wooden Award, presented annually to the nation's premier player as seniors Stefanie Dolson and Bria Hartley, junior Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis and sophomore Breanna Stewart made the cut.

Notre Dame has three candidates (Natalie Achonwa, Kayla McBride and Jewell Loyd) and Duke has a pair of players on the list (Chelsea Gray and Elizabeth Williams) as voting was completed before news of Gray's season-ending knee injury became known.

Minnesota's Rachel Banham, Cal's Brittany Boyd, Iowa State's Hallie Christofferson, FIU's Jerica Coley, North Carolina's Diamond DeShields, Jordan Hooper of Nebraska, Penn State's Maggie Lucas, Chiney Ogwumike of Stanford, LSU's Theresa Plaisance, Louisville's Shoni Schimmel, Odyssey Sims of Baylor and Maryland's Alyssa Thomas also were named as candidates.

Stewart is UConn's leading scorer, averaging 18.1 points per game, is second on the team with 143 rebounds and has a team-leading 49 blocked shots. Hartley is second on the team in scoring (13.9 PPG) and second in assists (79) and steals (37). Dolson  is averaging 13.2 points and a team-leading 9.4 rebounds per game while Mosqueda-Lewis is averaging 11.1 points per game.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

KML does not belong on that list. UConn easily defeated top 15 teams without her. Auriemma is not pleased with her performances as of late. Jefferson deserves that recognition more than KML and Hartley. If they would only stop the preseason nominations, more deserving athletes would have a chance to be recognized.

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