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Tuesday, June 24, 2014

UConn's Moore, Stewart up for ESPY

The finalists for ESPY awards were announced today and in the Best Female Athlete category two of the four candidates are either current or former UConn stars as Maya Moore, now lighting it up for the defending WNBA champion Minnesota Lynx, and reigning national player of the year Breanna Stewart are joined by UFC's Ronda Rousey and skiing star Mikaela Shiffrin. Stewart is also up for the Best Female College Athlete honor

The UConn women's basketball team joins the Boston Red Sox, Florida State football, Los Angeles Kings, San Antonio Spurs and Seattle Seahawks in the Best Team category.

Moore is predictably also up for the Best WNBA Player award while Geno Auriemma is a candidate for Best Coach/Manager along with UConn men's basketball coach Kevin Ollie

The UConn men's basketball team is one of three finalists in Best Upset category.

The winners will be announced during the annual ESPYs awards show on July 16 beginning at 9 p.m. on ESPN.

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