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Tuesday, January 06, 2015

Major honor for former UConn star Maya Moore

Maya Moore, the all-time leading scorer in UConn women's basketball history, added another award to her growing collection as she was named USA Basketball's Female Athlete of the Year.

Moore averaged a team-high 15.3 points per game to go with 6 rebounds and 3.5 assists in leading the U.S. to the FIBA World Championship gold medal.

""I'm so fortunate to be around the best in the world through USA Basketball," Moore said in a statement. "It was a true privilege to contribute to an awesome team again this year at the World Championship. I'm honored to have the opportunity to be named USA Basketball's Female Athlete of the Year."

The 2014 gold medal was Moore's second-consecutive FIBA World Championship title, and her sixth gold medal overall with USA Basketball. USA Basketball teams with Moore on the roster have combined for a 56-2 all-time record.

"Maya is just relentless," said UConn and U.S, coach Geno Auriemma said. "Her incredible level of competitiveness and the energy that she brings is second to none, and she just finds a way to be on winning teams. That (gold-medal) game against Spain is the perfect example of how valuable she is and how she can set the tone for the entire game. Maya has had an incredible pro career since she left UConn, and she had an incredible career with USA Basketball and she's not finished yet; I'm looking forward to seeing what she does in the future."


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