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Thursday, February 12, 2015

UConn trio on Wooden Award Late Season Top 20 list

A day after being named among candidates for the Naismith Trophy, the UConn trio of Moriah Jefferson, Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis and Breanna Stewart were among the 20 players named to the Wooden Award "Late Season Top 20" list.

Stewart is UConn's leading scorer with an average of 16.4 points per game to go with 6.6 rebounds. She is one of three Huskies with at least 70 assists, is second on the team with 53 blocked shots and has 40 steals.

Mosqueda-Lewis, who holds the single-season and career record for 3-pointers, is second on the 23-1 Huskies with an average of 14.4 points per game while Jefferson leads UConn with 110 assists and 57 steals while contributing 11.5 points per game.

Players not on the list can be added before the ballot with the top 15 players in the running for the Wooden Award gets sent out to voters.

Here is the list of candidates

Jillian Alleyne 6-3 JR F Oregon
Brittany Boyd 5-9 SR G California
Nina Davis 5-11 SO F Baylor
Alisha Gray 6-0 SO G North Carolina
Reshanda Gray 6-3 SR F California
Dearica Hamby 6-3 SR F Wake Forest
Isabelle Harrison 6-3 SR C Tennessee
Brittany Hrynko 5-8 SR G DePaul
Moriah Jefferson 5-7 JR G Connecticut
Samantha Logic 5-9 SR G Iowa
Jewell Loyd 5-10 JR G Notre Dame
Kelsey Mitchell 5-8 FR G Ohio State
Tiffany Mitchell 5-9 JR G South Carolina
Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis 5-11 SR F Connecticut
Kelsey Plum 5-8 SO G Washington
Breanna Stewart 6-4 JR F Connecticut
Brianna Turner 6-3 FR F Notre Dame
Elizabeth Williams 6-3 SR C/F Duke
A'ja Wilson 6-5 FR G/F South Carolina
Amannda Zahui B. 6-5 SO C Minnesota

Also, UConn senior forward/center Kiah Stokes was named one of the 10 women's basketball finalists for the Senior CLASS Award which goes to the senior who combines success on the court, in the classroom and in the community.

Stokes has blocked 109 shots, the fourth highest single-season total in UConn women's basketball history. She is averaging 5.1 points and 7.5 rebounds as a senior and became the fourth Huskies to record a triple-double when she had 10 points, 11 rebounds and a program-record 10 blocked shots in a win over East Carolina on Jan. 28.

1995 TEAM TO BE HONORED
UConn first national championship team will be honored at halftime during Saturday's game against Tulane.

Here's the list of players expected to be in attendance
Kim Better
Jill Gelfenbien
Kelley Hunt
Rebecca Lobo
Kara Wolters
Jen Rizzotti
Sarah Northway
Missy Rose
Pam Webber
Brenda Marquis

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