Three Huskies Named to Preseason Wooden Award Top 30 List

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.

John R. Wooden AwardThe 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.

To see 2012-13 John R. Wooden Award Women's Preseason Top 30 List, please click on the continue reading button below if you're on the home page.

PLAYER YR POS TEAM CONF
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
Jasmine Dixon Sr. F UCLA Pac-12
Stefanie Dolson Jr. C Connecticut Big East
Shante Evans Sr. F Hofstra CAA
Christina Foggie Jr. G Vanderbilt SEC
Chassidy Fussell Jr. G Texas Big 12
Angel Goodrich Sr. G Kansas Big 12
Chelsea Gray Jr. G Duke ACC
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
Laurin Mincy Jr. G Maryland ACC
Lindsey Moore Sr. G Nebraska Big Ten
Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis So. F Connecticut Big East
Chiney Ogwumike Jr. F Stanford Pac-12
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
Alyssa Thomas Jr. F Maryland ACC
Elizabeth Williams So. C Duke ACC

(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

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