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Monday, June 29, 2015

UConn's Breanna Stewart a finalist for Honda Cup

It isn't very often that UConn's Breanna Stewart fails to win a prestigious national award she has been nominated for.

However, that is what took place on Monday night in Los Angeles as former Olympic gold medalist Missy Franklin, a sophomore at Cal, was named the winner of the Honda Cup.

This is second year in a row that Stewart was named one of the three finalists for the award which is picked from the 12 individual sport winners. Florida softball star Lauren Haeger, the first player in history with 70 career wins and home runs, was the other finalist this year.

Stewart was bidding to become the fourth UConn women's basketball player to win the award as Maya Moore joins swimming legend Tracy Caulkins as the only two-time winner while Rebecca Lobo and Jen Rizzotti won in back to back years in 1995 and 1996.

Stewart was named one of the top three finalists in 2014 before Alabama gymnast Kim Jacob was named the winner of the award.

Stewart led the Huskies in scoring (17.6 points per game) and rebounding (7.8) and became the first women's player to be named Most Outstanding Player in the Final Four three times.

She will enter her senior season 10th on UConn's career scoring list with 1,960 points, is 10th on the career rebounding charts and fifth with 288 blocked shots.

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