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Thursday, September 29, 2016

Former UConn star Breanna Stewart named WNBA Rookie of the Year

Breanna Stewart of the Seattle Storm was a near unanimous choice as the WNBA Rookie of the Year.

Stewart led all rookies in scoring, rebounding and in blocked shots as she received 38 of the 39 votes for the award. Stewart's former UConn teammate Moriah Jefferson of the San Antonio Stars received the other vote.

Stewart joins Diana Taurasi, Tina Charles and Maya Moore as former UConn stars to win the award.

Stewart, Jefferson and Aerial Powers of the Dallas Wings were unanimous selections to the All-Rookie team and were joined on the squad by Imani Boyette and Tiffany Mitchell.

Stewart averaged 18.3 points, 8.3 rebounds and 1.8 blocked shots a game. She scored at least 20 points 15 times including a 38-point effort in a win over Atlanta with 12 double-doubles.

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