UConn's Stewart a finalist for prestigious 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.