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Monday, February 16, 2015

Awards rolling in for UConn's Jefferson

Junior guard Moriah Jefferson has been named the Player of Week both by ESPNW and the American Athletic Conference after averaging 16 points, 4.5 rebounds, 5.5 assists and 3 steals in wins over No. 1 South Carolina and Tulane.

Jefferson was 13 of 19 from the field and 5 of 7 from 3-point range with one of the misses being a half-court heave as time expired in the first half against Tulane. She also had just one turnover in 66 minutes.

Jefferson is the third member of the same recruiting class to earn AAC Player of the Week honors as Morgan Tuck and Breanna Stewart have received the award twice with Tuck also being named the ESPNW Player of the Week after her brilliant performance in the early December win at Notre Dame. When you add in that Kia Nurse has been named the AAC's Freshman of the Week twice (teammate Gabby Williams has won the award three times) four of the Huskies' five starters have received weekly accolades from the American. The lone exception is Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis, who has been named to the weekly honor roll three times but has yet to earn player of the week honors.

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