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Thursday, June 19, 2014

UConn's Dolson and Hartley candidates for NCAA Woman of Year

Stefanie Dolson and Bria Hartley were teammates for four years at UConn.
They are now teammates with the WNBA's  Washington Mystics and
 both made the list of candidates for NCAA Woman of the Year.
The NCAA announced the candidates for its prestigious Woman of Year award and former UConn All-American center Stefanie Dolson and guard Bria Hartley are among the recipients.

Dolson was a starter on national championship teams during her junior and senior seasons and she was a decorated student-athlete who was the winner of the Senior CLASS Award while Hartley was a two-time All-American at UConn and the co-captain of the 2013-14 team which became the second women's squad to finish 40-0.

Connecticut Sun rookie Chiney Ogwumike is also a candidate for the award. As for other Connecticut products on the list Megan Barry (Hartford cross country), Hannah Brickley (Trinity volleyball/basketball), Lianna Carrero (Albertus Magnus basketball), Hayley Moyer (Fairfield volleyball), Anna Pleban (Southern Connecticut State swimming). Also a pair of softball players from Connecticut made the list as Newtown's Kate Bowen was Manhattan's representative and Glastonbury's Johanna Clair was chosen from Tufts while Cheshire's Katharine Eddy, a women's lacrosse player from Colby, also made the list which included 446 athletes from Division I, II and III. The list will be cut to 30, 10 from each division. Three finalists in each division will be announced in September with the winner being honored at a ceremony in Indianapolis on Oct. 19.

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