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Friday, April 10, 2015

UConn's Stewart wins Wooden Award

Fresh off leading the UConn women's basketball team to its third straight national title and becoming the first women's player to be named Most Outstanding Player at the Division I Final Four three times, Breanna Stewart added the Wooden Award to her growing list of national player of the year awards.

Stewart, who averaged a team-high 17.6 points and 7.8 rebounds per game, becomes the third UConn player to win the Wooden Award as Maya Moore was the 2009 and 2011 winner and Tina Charles was the 2010 honoree. Stewart is in pretty select company as Moore is the only other UConn player to win the Wooden Award, Wade Trophy, Associated Press Player of the Year and Naismith Trophy in the same season.

Stewart now has two of the top seven single-season scoring totals. She also joins Charles, Moore and Rebecca Lobo are the only Huskies with two 300-rebound seasons while Stewart and Lobo are the only players in program history with two seasons with at least 100 blocked shots.

Stewart received the award at a ceremony in Los Angeles joined by teammate Kaleena MosquedaLewis, one of five finalists for the women's Wooden Award.

For those people going to the UConn spring game tomorrow, the women's team will be at Rentschler Field from 2-2:45 p.m. signing autographs. I'm not sure if Mosqueda-Lewis and Stewart will be back in time since they are in Los Angeles for the Wooden Award announcement.

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