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Thursday, March 03, 2016

UConn's Jefferson, Stewart, Tuck named to All-AAC team

UConn placed three players on the six-member All-American Athletic Conference first team as Morgan Tuck was joined by unanimous selections Moriah Jefferson and Breanna Stewart.

Jefferson was also the unanimous pick as the Defensive Player of the Year and Tuck was named as the winner of the AAC's Sportsmanship Award.

Kia Nurse was named as a third-team selection while Napheesa Collier and Katie Lou Samuelson (unanimous selection) were named to the All-Freshman team.

South Florida's Courtney Williams was also a unanimous first-team pick while teammate Kitija Laksa was unanimously selected to the all-freshman team and as a second-team selection was the only freshman named to either of the three all-conference teams.

The coach of the year, player of the year, freshman of the year and scholar-athlete of the year will be announced at a press conference on Friday at 2 p.m. at Mohegan Sun Arena.

Here are the award winners
2016 American Athletic Conference All-Conference First Team
Moriah Jefferson, Sr., G, UConn *
Breanna Stewart, Sr., F, UConn *
Morgan Tuck, Jr., F, UConn

Jada Payne, Sr., G/F, East Carolina
Courtney Williams, Sr., G, USF *
Alliya Butts, So., G, Temple

2016 American Athletic Conference All-Conference Second Team
Iā€™Tiana Taylor, Sr., F, East Carolina
Ariel Hearn, Sr., G, Memphis
Kitija Laksa, Fr., F, USF
Feyonda Fitzgerald, Jr., G, Temple
Kolby Morgan, So., G, Tulane

2016 American Athletic Conference All-Conference Third Team
Kia Nurse, So., G, UConn

Alisia Jenkins, Sr., F, USF
Alicia Froling, So., F, SMU
Leslie Vorpahl, Jr., G, Tulane
Ashley Clark, Sr., G, Tulsa

2016 American Athletic Conference All-Freshman Team
Napheesa Collier, G/F, UConn
Katie Lou Samuelson, G/F, UConn

*Serithia Hawkins, G, Houston *
Kitija Laksa, F, USF *
Taylor Emery, G, Tulane

2016 American Athletic Conference Defensive Player of the Year
Moriah Jefferson, Sr., G, UConn *


2016 American Athletic Conference Most Improved Player of the Year
Leslie Vorpahl, Jr., G, Tulane

2016 American Athletic Conference Sportsmanship Award
Morgan Tuck, Sr., F, UConn


2016 American Athletic Conference
Sixth Player of the Year
Shalethia Stringfield, Sr., G, USF

2016 American Athletic Conference Newcomer of the Year
McKenzie Adams, So., G, SMU

 

3 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sorry but these AAC lists make no sense. How can voters justify Morgan Tuck on the first team based on the 2015-16 season? Is this a 3 year conference career award?

Tuck missed several games, played a good game against non-conference South Carolina, and followed it up with 6 or 7 horrible shooting performances in the AAC.

Meanwhile, Gabby Williams has been a spark plug all season for UConn and gets no recognition. That is a ripoff.

12:42 PM 
Anonymous Joe said...

No centers?

12:42 PM 
Anonymous Joe said...

No Centers on first, second, or third team???

12:43 PM 

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