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Wednesday, March 16, 2016

UConn's Stewart a finalist for prestigious Sullivan Award

UConn senior forward Breanna Stewart is one of seven finalists for the AAY James E. Sullivan Award.

Stewart, UConn's second all-time leading scorer and on the verge of setting the program record for career blocked shots, is joined by college football stars Keenan Reynolds and Derrick Henry of Navy and Alabama, Nebraska volleyball star Mikaela Foecke, wrestler Jordan Burroughs, speed skater Brittany Bowe and gymnast Simone Biles as finalists.

Joining Stewart as a finalist for the 86th AAU Sullivan Award is Derrick Henry (Alabama football), Keenan Reynolds (Navy football), Mikaela Foecke (Nebraska volleyball), Jordan Burroughs (USA Wrestling), Brittany Bowe (USA Speed Skating) and Simone Biles (USA Gymnastics).

Voting is open to the public at www.aausullivan.org. Finalist voting opens today and will close on March 23. The AAU James E. Sullivan Award presentation will be held at the New York Athletic Club on Sunday, April 10.

Football players have won the award three times in the last four years including in 2014 when Ohio State's Ezekiel Elliott earned the honor. Twins Coco and Kelly Miller are the last women's basketball winners when they were so honored back in 1999. Former Tennessee star Chamique Holdsclaw was the winner in 1998, the only other time a women's basketball player earned the prestigious honor.

2 Comments:

Anonymous Joe said...

I see that the 2013 Sullivan Award winner is now not only playing professional football, but also studying for a PhD in Mathematics from MIT during the off-season!

Back to UConn, Jim, thanks for posting the link, I hope others are doing like me and voting for Breanna every day!

7:58 AM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Breanna Stewart and Moriah Jefferson have showed adults, teenagers, and young kids that an athlete could be The Best and Still be a Humble and Wonderful person. Going to Miss both of them so much. They know and we know their lives change dramatically as they go their separate ways in professional basketball.

UConn Men's Basketball made 23 of 24 Free Throw Attempts yesterday. UConn won the game At The Foul Line. Hope that UConn Women's Basketball will find ways to get to the FT line Early and Often during the next potential 6 games.

#UConnWomen
#BleedBlue

8:15 AM 

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