WACO, Texas – UConn Huskies sophomore forward Breanna Stewart has been selected as the American Athletic Conference Player of the Week, as announced by the league on Monday.  Stewart, the Preseason American Player of the Year, earns the honor for the second time in the last four weeks. 

UConn's Breanna Stewart blocks Temple's Taylor Robinson's shotStewart averaged 18.0 points, 6.0 rebounds, 3.5 assists and 4.5 blocks per game in a 2-0 week for the top-ranked Huskies.  The Syracuse, N.Y. native also shot 53.8 percent from the field in wins over Houston and Temple. 

Stewart started the week with a 24-point, nine-rebound performance in the Huskies' 90-40 win over Houston on Tuesday.  She also blocked six shots and was 8-14 from the floor in only 21-minutes of action.  She followed that up with a 12-point, four-steal, three-assist effort in UConn's 80-36 win over Temple. 

Stewart is leading the team at 18.1 points per game this season and is second on the squad at 7.8 rebounds per contest.

The Huskies return to action on Monday, January 13 when the teams takes on No. 7/7 Baylor in Waco, Texas.  Game time is set for 7 p.m. EST and the contest will be televised nationally on ESPN2.

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