With the Big East Women’s Basketball Tournament kicking off tomorrow at the XL Center in Hartford, CT, it also brings us to awards season in the conference.
On Thursday afternoon, the Big East announced it’s all conference teams as well as some of the player awards. The Player of the Year, Coach of the Year, Freshman of the Year and Scholar-Athlete of the Year awards will be announced on Friday.
The UConn Huskies placed a total of five players on the different teams.
Maya Moore, Tina Charles and Kalana Greene were named to the First Team while Tiffany Hayes was named to the Second Team. Kelly Faris was named to the Freshman Team. Moore and Charles were the only unanimous selections on the First Team.
2009-10 BIG EAST WOMEN’S BASKETBALL POSTSEASON HONORS
BIG EAST DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Sarah Miles, West Virginia (Jr., Guard, San Antonio , Texas )
BIG EAST MOST IMPROVED PLAYER AWARD
Monique Reid, Louisville (So., Forward, Louisville , Ky. )
BIG EAST SPORTSMANSHIP AWARD
Maria Getty, Villanova (Sr., Guard, Centerville , Ohio )
BIG EAST SIXTH MAN AWARD
Laura Sweeney, Villanova (R-Fr., Forward, Marlton , N.J. )
ALL-BIG EAST FIRST TEAM
- *Tina Charles Connecticut Sr. C Jamaica , N.Y.
- Kalana Greene Connecticut Sr. G Saint Stephen, S.C.
- Jessica Lawson USF Sr. C Orlando , Fla.
- Chelsea Marandola Providence Sr. G Johnston , R.I.
- Nicole Michael Syracuse Sr. F Queens , N.Y.
- *Maya Moore Connecticut Jr. F Lawrenceville , Ga.
- Monique Reid Louisville So. F Louisville , Ky.
- Liz Repella West Virginia Jr. G Steubenville , Ohio
- Sugar Rodgers Georgetown Fr. G Suffolk , Va.
- Lindsay Schrader Notre Dame R-Sr. G Bartlett, Ill.
- Da’Shena Stevens St. John’s So. F Stamford , Conn.
ALL-BIG EAST SECOND TEAM
- Ashley Barlow Notre Dame Sr. G Indianapolis , Ind.
- Skylar Diggins Notre Dame Fr. G South Bend , Ind.
- Keisha Hampton DePaul So. F Philadelphia , Pa.
- Tiffany Hayes Connecticut So. G Lakeland , Fla.
- Monica McNutt Georgetown Jr. G Suitland, Md.
- Sarah Miles West Virginia Jr. G San Antonio , Texas
- Sam Quigley DePaul Jr. G Joliet, Ill.
- Brittany Ray Rutgers Sr. G Bronx , N.Y.
- Angel Robinson Marquette Jr. G St. Paul, Minn.
- Kahla Roudebush Cincinnati Sr. G Noblesville , Ind.
ALL-BIG EAST HONORABLE MENTION
- Korinne Campbell West Virginia Jr. G/F Princeton , N.J.
- Chelsea Cole Pittsburgh Jr. F Lumberton , N.J.
- Maria Getty Villanova Sr. G Centerville , Ohio
- Jania Sims Pittsburgh R-Jr. G Newark , N.J.
ALL-BIG EAST FRESHMAN TEAM
- Kayla Alexander Syracuse Fr. C Milton Ontario, Canada
- *Asya Bussie West Virginia Fr. C Randallstown , Md.
- *Skylar Diggins Notre Dame Fr. G South Bend , Ind.
- Kelly Faris Connecticut Fr. G Plainfield , Ind.
- *Katherine Harry DePaul Fr. F Columbia , Mo.
- Nadirah McKenith St. John’s Fr. G Newark, N.J.
- *Sugar Rodgers Georgetown Fr. G Suffolk , Va.
- KaNeisha Saunders USF Fr. G/F Delray Beach , Fla.
- Sarina Simmons Marquette Fr. F Milwaukee , Wis.
- *Shenneika Smith St. John’s Fr. G Brooklyn , N.Y.
- Laura Sweeney Villanova R-Fr. F Marlton, N.J.
- Carmen Tyson-Thomas Syracuse Fr. G Philadelphia , Pa.
* – unanimous selection