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Tuesday, March 31, 2015

More honors for UConn stars

Another day and additional honors for the stars of UConn's Final Four team.

Breanna Stewart was named to the Associated Press All-American team, Moriah Jefferson and Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis were second-team selections with Morgan Tuck earning honorable mention honors.

Also, Jefferson, Mosqueda-Lewis and Stewart were named to the USBWA All-American team.

Mosqueda-Lewis and Stewart each earned their second career nods to the squad, becoming the sixth and seventh different Husky players to receive multiple USWBA All-America honors.

Stewart, a 6-foot-4 junior, looked every bit like the reigning national player of the year in leading UConn into the Final Four for the eighth straight season, averaging 27 points and 14 rebounds in wins of Texas and Dayton. She is averaging a team-leading 17.6 points and 7.6 rebounds per game. She also needs four blocked shots to become the first player in program history with two seasons with at least 100 assists and 100 blocks.

Mosqueda-Lewis set the NCAA Division I women's career 3-point record during the second half of Monday's night's regional final. She is averaging 15.2 points per game and she tied her own UConn single-season record with 118 3-pointers.

Jefferson leads the Huskies with 181 assists and 96 steals and is averaging 12.3 points per game. She is also the team leader with a 50.5 3-point percentage.

Tuck is contributing 14.2 points and 5.5 rebounds per game to help UConn head into the Final Four with a 35-game winning streak.

Stewart was joined on the AP first team squad by Notre Dame's Jewell Loyd, Tiffany Mitchell of South Carolina, Minnesota's Amanda Zahui B. and Nina Davis of Baylor.

Here is the list of the AP All-American teams

First Team=
Jewell Loyd, Notre Dame, 5-foot-10, junior, Lincolnwood, Ill.,  (35 first-team votes, 175 total points).
Breanna Stewart, UConn, 6-5, junior, Syracuse, N.Y. (35, 175).
Tiffany Mitchell, South Carolina, 5-9, junior, Charlotte, N.C.,  (27, 159).
Nina Davis, Baylor, 5-11, sophomore, Memphis, Tenn., (21, 136).
Amanda Zahui B., Minnesota, 6-5, sophomore, Stockholm, (20, 129).
Second Team
 Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis, UConn, 5-11, senior, Anaheim Hills, Calif.,  (7, 104).
Kelsey Mitchell, Ohio State, 5-8, freshman, Cincinnati, (6, 97).
 Elizabeth Williams, Duke, 6-3, senior, Virginia Beach, Va.,  (6, 91).
Moriah Jefferson, UConn, 5-7, junior, Glenn Heights, Texas.,  (6, 87).
Brittany Boyd, California, 5-9, senior, Berkeley, Calif., (3, 48).
Third Team
Lexie Brown, Maryland, 5-9, sophomore, Suwanee, Ga., (1, 42).
Samantha Logic, Iowa, 5-9, senior, Racine, Wis.,(38).
Jillian Alleyne, Oregon, 6-3, junior, Fontana, Calif., (2, 32).
A'ja Wilson, South Carolina, 6-5, freshman, Hopkins, S.C.,  (28).
Ruth Hamblin, Oregon State, 6-6, junior, Houston, British Columbia, (1, 24).
Reshanda Gray, California, 6-3, senior, Los Angeles, (24).
Honorable Mention (in alphabetical order)
¶  Lindsay Allen, Notre Dame; Morgan Bailey, BYU; Adut Bulgak Florida State; Cierra Burdick, Tennessee; Blake Dietrick, Princeton; Lexi Eaton, BYU; Makayla Epps, Kentucky; Tia Faleru, Mississippi; Chelsea Gardner, Kansas; Dearica Hamby, Wake Forest; Alex Harden, Wichita State; Isabelle Harrison, Tennessee; Brittany Hrynko (1 first-team vote), DePaul; Niya Johnson (1), Baylor; Ashia Jones, UT-Martin; Jonquel Jones (1), George Washington; Jordan Jones, Texas A&M; Betnijah Laney, Rutgers; Vicky McIntyre, Oral Roberts. Mariya Moore, Louisville; Amber Orrange (1), Stanford; Kelsey Plum (1), Washington; Aerial Powers, Michigan State; Shereesa Richards, Albany; Porsha Roberts, Stephen F. Austin; Stacia Robertson, High Point; Leticia Romero, Florida State; Ka-Deidre Simmons, Seton Hall; Morgan Tuck, UConn; Brianna Turner, Notre Dame; Victoria Vivians, Mississippi State; Courtney Walker, Texas A&M; Shatori Walker-Kimbrough, Maryland; Aleighsa Welch, South Carolina; Courtney Williams, South Florida.


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