STORRS, Conn. — For the second-consecutive season, University of Connecticut junior forward Breanna Stewart was unanimously selected to the Associated Press All-America First Team, as announced on Tuesday. Additionally, Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis (Anaheim Hills, Calif.) and Moriah Jefferson (Glenn Heights, Texas) earned spots on the AP All-America Second Team, while Morgan Tuck (Bolingbrook, Ill.) was an honorable mention.
Stewart becomes the first Husky player since Maya Moore to earn multiple AP First Team selections. In total, the Connecticut program boasts 11 First Team selections by six different players.
The Husky forward was named as the Albany Regional’s Most Outstanding Player after averaging 27.0 points and 14.0 rebounds in a pair of UConn victories. Earlier on Tuesday, she was one of three Huskies to earn an All-America nod from the USWBA. The 2014-15 American Athletic Conference Player of the Year has reached double-figure points in 14 of her 15 career NCAA Tournament games.
At 1,927 career points, Stewart stands at No. 11 on the program’s all-time scoring list. Additionally, she ranks fifth in Husky history with 280 career blocks.
Mosqueda-Lewis earns her second career Second Team honor in the midst of a stellar senior season. The Anaheim Hills, Calif. native owns the NCAA all-time record for most made three-point field goals (395) and was selected to the All-Regional Team on Monday night.
Jefferson, one of five finalists for the 2015 Nancy Lieberman Award, became the first Husky since Kelly Faris in 2012-13 to earn the conference’s Most Improved Player accolade when she earned the distinction on March 6 . The guard has enjoyed a stellar junior campaign, averaging 12.3 points in 28.2 minutes per game. In total, she ranks first on the team in assists (181) and steals (91) and is one of six Huskies shooting over 50.0 percent from the floor (59.5). She provided a spark in UConn’s 87-62 victory over No. 1 South Carolina on Feb. 9, notching 16 points on 7-of-9 shooting to go along with a game-high six assists.
Tuck has enjoyed a bounce-back campaign after playing just eight games in the 2013-14 season due to knee injuries. An All-American Athletic Conference First Team member, Tuck ranks third on the squad with 14.2 points per game ranks second among all UConn players with a .605 field goal percentage.
The Huskies will take on Maryland in the 2015 National Semifinals set for Sunday, April 5 in Tampa, Fla. Tipoff is set for 8:30 p.m. on ESPN.
Here is the list of the AP All-American teams
Jewell Loyd, Notre Dame (35 first-team votes, 175 total points).
Breanna Stewart, UConn (35, 175).
Tiffany Mitchell, South Carolina (27, 159).
Nina Davis, Baylor (21, 136).
Amanda Zahui B., Minnesota (20, 129).
Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis, UConn (7, 104).
Kelsey Mitchell, Ohio State (6, 97).
Elizabeth Williams, Duke (6, 91).
Moriah Jefferson, UConn (6, 87).
Brittany Boyd, California (3, 48).
Lexie Brown, Maryland, (1, 42).
Samantha Logic, Iowa, 5-9 (38).
Jillian Alleyne, Oregon (2, 32).
A’ja Wilson, South Carolina (28).
Ruth Hamblin, Oregon State (1, 24).
Reshanda Gray, California (24).
Honorable Mention (in alphabetical order)
Lindsay Allen, Notre Dame; Morgan Bailey, BYU; Adut Bulgak Florida State; Cierra Burdick, Tennessee; Blake Dietrick, Princeton; Lexi Eaton, BYU; Makayla Epps, Kentucky; Tia Faleru, Mississippi; Chelsea Gardner, Kansas; Dearica Hamby, Wake Forest; Alex Harden, Wichita State; Isabelle Harrison, Tennessee; Brittany Hrynko (1 first-team vote), DePaul; Niya Johnson (1), Baylor; Ashia Jones, UT-Martin; Jonquel Jones (1), George Washington; Jordan Jones, Texas A&M; Betnijah Laney, Rutgers; Vicky McIntyre, Oral Roberts. Mariya Moore, Louisville; Amber Orrange (1), Stanford; Kelsey Plum (1), Washington; Aerial Powers, Michigan State; Shereesa Richards, Albany; Porsha Roberts, Stephen F. Austin; Stacia Robertson, High Point; Leticia Romero, Florida State; Ka-Deidre Simmons, Seton Hall; Morgan Tuck, UConn; Brianna Turner, Notre Dame; Victoria Vivians, Mississippi State; Courtney Walker, Texas A&M; Shatori Walker-Kimbrough, Maryland; Aleighsa Welch, South Carolina; Courtney Williams, South Florida.