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Monday, February 24, 2014

Hartley, Jefferson make cut for Lieberman Award

UConn's Bria Hartley and Moriah Jefferson and Meriden's Damika Martinez are among the 22 semifinalists for the Nancy Lieberman Award presented to the nation's premier point guard.

Five finalists will be announced in in March and the winner will be announced at the NCAA Final Four in April.

Hartley is averaging 16.3 points and 4.3 assists per game and she moved into 10th on UConn's career scoring list during Saturday's win over Houston.

Jefferson is averaging 10.1 points and with 147 assists, she is on the verge of joining Diana Taurasi, Renee Montgomery, Sue Bird and Jen Rizzotti as the only UConn players with 150 assists as sophomores.

Martinez is averaging 24.9 points per game as a junior as she is shooting a career-high 46.1 points from the field and has set career bests with 90 3-pointers and 105 free throws made.

2014 Nancy Lieberman Award Candidates
Odyssey Sims              Baylor University
Jerica Coley                  Florida International University
Yashira Delgado           Florida State University
Damika Martinez            Iona College
Ashley Deary                Northwestern University
Tiffany Bias                  Oklahoma State University
Fantasia Hilliard             Sacramento State University
Amber Orrange              Stanford University
Natasha Cloud              St. Joseph’s University
Joanna Harden              Troy University
Brittany Boyd                University of California, Berkeley
Bria Hartley                  University of Connecticut
Moriah Jefferson            University of Connecticut
Samanta Logic              University of Iowa
Valencia McFarland       University of Mississippi
Lindsay Allen                University of Notre Dame
Jamierra Faulkner          University of Southern Mississippi
Heather Butler               University of Tennessee at Martin
Jennifer Newsome         University of Tennessee at Martin
Andola Dortch                University of Toledo
Jennifer Schlott             Utah State University
Dequesha McClanahan Winthrop University


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