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Tuesday, November 10, 2015

UConn's Jefferson, Stewart named to Associated Press All-American team

It will not go down as the most stunning revelation to hear that UConn seniors Breanna Stewart and Moriah Jefferson were among five players named to the preseason Associated Press All-American team.

Stewart, a two-time Associated Press Player of the Year, averaged 17.8 points and 7.8 rebounds per game as a junior and was named the Most Outstanding Player in the Final Four for the third time in as many seasons. Stewart was named on every ballot, her second time as a unanimous preseason All-American joining former UConn star Maya Moore, Duke great Alana Beard and former Baylor national player of the year Brittney Griner as the only players to accomplish that feat. Stewart joins Moore, Beard, Griner, Tamika Catchings (Tennessee), Chamique Holdsclaw (Tennessee) and Courtney Paris (Oklahoma) as only players to be named AP preseason All-Americans three times.

Jefferson averaged 12.4 points with 191 assists and 100 steals to earn second-team AP All-American honors as a senior while redshirt junior forward Morgan Tuck was among other players to receive votes.

They were joined on the first team by South Carolina's Tiffany Mitchell, Nina Davis of Baylor and Kelsey Mitchell of Ohio State,

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