Here’s the release from UConn announcing that UConn Huskies women’s basketball players Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis, Bria Hartley and Tiffany Hayes have been honored by the ECAC.

STORRS, Conn. – Freshman University of Connecticut women’s basketball standout Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis, sophomore Bria Hartley and senior Tiffany Hayes have each been honored by the Eastern College Athletic Conference as announced by the ECAC on Thursday.

ECACMosqueda-Lewis was honored as the ECAC Rookie of the Year while Hartley was selected to the First Team and Hayes was named to the Second Team.

Mosqueda-Lewis leads the team at 15.0 points per game and was honored as the 2011-12 BIG EAST Freshman of the Year.  The Anaheim Hills, Calif. native established a new UConn record for 3-point field goals made in a season by a freshman and is ranked in the top-20 nationally in 3-point field goal percentage.  She was also honored as the BIG EAST Tournament Most Outstanding Player after leading the Huskies to their 18th title and is averaging a team-high 18.8 points per game this postseason.

Hartley, a BIG EAST First Team honoree, is third on the team at 13.8 points per game and is second on the squad with 130 assists.  The North Babylon, N.Y. native is also second on the squad at 14.2 points per game this postseason.  Hartley was recently honored as an All-Region I selection by the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association and is still in the running for a spot on the State Farm WBCA All-America Team.

Hayes was selected to the All-BIG EAST First Team for the second-straight year and is second on the team at 14.8 points per game.  She has been a dynamic player for Connecticut this season, averaging 5.7 rebounds and leading the squad with 77 steals.  She is also second in the BIG EAST with a 3-point shooting percentage of .426.  Hayes, who is also a WBCA All-Region I pick, has won seven BIG EAST Championships in her time as a Husky.

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Player of the Year
Elena Delle Donne Jr. F/G University of Delaware
Rookie of the Year
Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis Fr. F University of Connecticut
Players Class Pos School
First Team
Bria Hartley So. G University of Connecticut
Corielle Yarde Sr. G Marist College
Elena Delle Donne Jr. F/G University of Delaware
Alyssa Thomas So. F University of Maryland
Niveen Rasheed Sr. F Syracuse University
Second Team
Tiffany Hayes Sr. G University of Connecticut
Taleia Moton Sr. G George Mason University
Asya Bussie Jr. C West Virginia University
Callan Taylor Sr. F Sacred Heart University
Courtney Hurt Sr. F Virginia Commonwealth University

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