Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis

Here’s the press release from UConn announcing UConn Huskies women’s basketball freshman Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis or “Baby Jesus” as Geno Auriemma affectionately calls her, as the Big East Freshman of the Week.

STORRS, Conn. – Freshman forward Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis earned her second BIG EAST weekly accolade of her career as she was tabbed the BIG EAST Freshman of the Week for the second consecutive week as announced by the conference office on Monday.

Mosqueda-Lewis, chosen as the 2011-12 BIG EAST Preseason Freshman of the Year, earns this award after an impressive week of averaging 15.3 points, 6.5 rebounds, 2.8 assists and two steals per game as the Huskies went 4-0.

Mosqueda-Lewis, who had no turnovers in four games, began the week by lifting No. 2 UConn (6-0) to a 68-58 victory over No. 3 Stanford as she led the team with 25 points, while adding eight rebounds and two steals. On Sunday’s win over Dayton, Mosqueda-Lewis hit six 3-pointers in route to recording her third 20-point performance in six games. In the four-game week, Mosqueda-Lewis shot 42 percent from the field, 41 percent from beyond the arc and 73 percent from the foul line.

Senior guard Jasmine Crew was named as the Women’s Basketball Player of the Week for the BIG EAST. Crew was named to the Paradise Jam All-Tournament after averaging 24.3 points per game and a career-high 35 points against Louisiana Tech.

The Huskies return to the court on Wednesday, Nov. 30, to take on the Towson Tigers at 7 p.m. at the XL Center in Hartford, Conn.

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Photo credit: Brad Horrigan – Hartford Courant (No. 3 in gallery)