The UConn Huskies women's basketball team has had three of its players, Stefanie Dolson, Bria Hartley and Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis, all named to Preseason Wooden Award Top 30 list.
Here's the release:
STORRS, Conn. – Stefanie Dolson, Bria Hartley and Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis were named to the John R. Wooden Award Preseason Top-30 as announced by the Los Angeles Athletic Club on Friday. The list is comprised of 30 student-athletes who, based on last year’s individual performance and team records, are the early front-runners for college basketball’s most prestigious honor. The list is chosen by a preseason poll of national college women’s basketball media members.
The BIG EAST led all conferences with seven selections, followed by the ACC with six, the Big 12 and Big 10 with five each, the SEC, Pac-12 and CAA with two, and the Ivy League with one. Williams and Mosqueda-Lewis were the only sophomores chosen.
This marks the second appearance on the preseason list for juniors Dolson and Hartley. Dolson led the Huskies in rebounding in the 2011-12 campaign pulling down 6.0 boards per game and was the leader in blocks with 57 denials. Hartley, a WBCA/State Farm First Team All-American, was tabbed to the 2011-12 All-BIG EAST First Team after averaging 14 points and 3.7 assists per game. Sophomore Mosqueda-Lewis had a breakout freshman season with the Huskies earning her the titles of BIG EAST Freshman of the Year and Sixth Man of the Year after being the top UConn scorer with 15 points per game.
The Huskies will kick off the regular season at home on Sunday, November 11 when they welcome College of Charleston to Gampel Pavilion for a 1:30 p.m. tipoff.
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|Alex Bentley||Sr.||G||Penn State||Big Ten|
|Carolyn Davis||Sr.||F||Kansas||Big 12|
|Elena Delle Donne@||Sr.||G/F||Delaware||CAA|
|Skylar Diggins@||Sr.||G||Notre Dame||Big East|
|Stefanie Dolson||Jr.||C||Connecticut||Big East|
|Chassidy Fussell||Jr.||G||Texas||Big 12|
|Angel Goodrich||Sr.||G||Kansas||Big 12|
|Brittney Griner@*#||Sr.||P||Baylor||Big 12|
|Bria Hartley||Jr.||G||Connecticut||Big East|
|Tayler Hill||Sr.||G||Ohio State||Big Ten|
|Jordan Hooper||Jr.||F||Nebraska||Big Ten|
|Natasha Howard||Jr.||F||Florida State||ACC|
|Maggie Lucas||Jr.||G||Penn State||Big Ten|
|Tyaunna Marshall||Jr.||G||Georgia Tech||ACC|
|Anna Martin||Sr.||G||DePaul||Big East|
|A dia Mathies||Sr.||G||Kentucky||SEC|
|Lindsey Moore||Sr.||G||Nebraska||Big Ten|
|Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis||So.||F||Connecticut||Big East|
|Niveen Rasheed||Sr.||F||Princeton||Ivy League|
|Sugar Rodgers||Sr.||G||Georgetown||Big East|
|Shoni Schimmel||Jr.||G||Louisville||Big East|
|Odyssey Sims||Jr.||G||Baylor||Big 12|
(Based on a preseason poll. Players listed alphabetically.)
*indicates player chosen to the 2011 Wooden All American Team
@ indicates player chosen to the 2012 Wooden All American team
# indicates 2012 John R. Wooden Award winner