2013 Final Four Most Outstanding Performer 2013 NCAA Tournament Bridgeport Regional MOP 2013 All-BIG EAST Tournament Team 2012-13 BIG EAST All-Freshman Team 2012-13 All-BIG EAST Honorable Mention 2012-13 Naismith Award Preseason Watch List
AT FIRST GLANCE Only the fourth freshman all-time to be honored as the Final Four Most Outstanding Player, Stewart earned the honor after averaging 20.8 points and 6.2 rebounds per game while shooting a team best .563 (40-71) percent from the field and .600 percent (9-15) from beyond the 3-point arc in five NCAA Tournament games ... Only the third UConn freshman, along with Maya Moore in 2008 and Diana Taurasi in 2001, to be selected as the NCAA Regional Most Outstanding Player. Also joins Diana Taurasi (2003 and 2004) and Maya Moore (2010) as the only Huskies to be selected as the NCAA Regional and Final Four Most Outstanding Player in the same season ... Scored 169 points in her first 10 games to establish a new UConn record for most points scored by a player in her first 10 games ... A member of the 2012-13 All-Freshman and 2013 All-BIG EAST Tournament teams while also garnering All-BIG EAST Honorable Mention accolades ... Averaged a team-high 19.4 points per game and scored in double-figures in all eight of the postseason games she played after scoring in double-figures in only four of the 10 games leading up to postseason play ... Her 497 points during her freshman year are the fourth-most ever scored by a UConn freshman and her 74 blocks are third all-time amongst Husky freshman.
2012-13 SEASON: Played in 36 of UConn's 39 games, earning 14 starts ... Second on the team at 13.8 points per game and third on the squad with 6.4 rebounds per contest ... Led the team with 74 blocks and was one of four Huskies to shoot at least 50 percent from the floor ... Fourth on the team with 28 made 3-point field goals while leading the team with 87 made free throws on a team-best 112 attempts ... Recorded four double-doubles, the first coming in a 20-piont, 10-rebound performance during the Paradise Jam against Maris on November 23. Stewart became the only freshman ever to be named MVP of the Paradise Jam ... Scored in double-figures 27 times and totaled at least 20 points 10 times including each of UConn's final three games of the season ... Made her collegiate debut in style, scoring 21 points on 8-11 shooting while making all five of her free throw attempts and posting four steals in the Huskies' 103-39 win over the College of Charleston on November 11 ... Had one of the great NCAA Tournament performances of all-time in the Huskies' 83-65 win over No. 2/2 Notre Dame in the National Semifinal, scoring a career-high 29 points on 10-16 shooting (including 4-5 from deep) to go along with five rebounds and four blocked shots ... Jump started her season with a 21-point effort in UConn's 94-61 win against DePaul in the BIG EAST Tournament Quarterfinal. The Syracuse, N.Y. native would not score less than 14 points during the postseason and averaged a team-high 19.4 points per game during the Huskies' postseason run to their eighth national title ... Stewart led the team in scoring nine times, in rebounding nine times and in blocked shots on 21 occasions.
HIGH SCHOOL Honored as the national player of the Year by Gatorade, USA Today, Parade Magazine, McDonald's (Morgan Wootten Player of the Year Award), the Women's Basketball Coaches Association and the Naismith Trophy following the 2011-12 season ... Named to the 2012 USA Basketball U18 National Team ... Was the youngest member of the 2011 USA Pan American Games Team, becoming just the second high school player to compete for Team USA in the Pan Am Games. Stewart started all four games and averaged team highs of 15.3 points, 11.3 rebounds and 1.1 blocks per contest ... Averaged team-highs of 11.2 points and 7.3 rebounds to help Team USA to a 7-1 record and gold medal at the 2011 FIBA U19 World Championship in Chile ... Shot 46.8 percent from the field (36-77 FGs) for the US ... Named to the five-member All-FIBA U19 World Championship Team and was honored as the USA Basketball Female Player of the Year in 2011 ... Gatorade New York Girls Basketball Player of the Year in 2011 ... Played five seasons at Cicero-North Syracuse High School (N.Y.), where she has competed in 119 games and compiled 2,367 points, 1,389 rebounds, 337 assists, 325 steals and 634 blocks ... Cicero posted an 83-13 record over the past four seasons ... Averaged 26.4 points, 13.9 rebounds, 3.0 assists, 2.8 steals and 4.2 blocks per game to lead Cicero North to a 22-3 record and the New York Class AA State Title and the Class AA Federation Crown ... Led her team to a 22-3 record, the New York Section 3 and New York Class AA state titles during the 2010-11 campaign ... Started all 25 games during her junior season and averaged 24.3 points, 11.5 rebounds, 3.0 assists, 2.8 steals and 4.2 blocks per game ... As a sophomore, Stewart started in all 22 games and led the team to an 18-4; averaged 22.1 points, 13.2 rebounds and 7.2 blocks per game ... As a freshman, averaged 17.0 points, 9.3 rebounds and 7.0 blocks per game to help North Syracuse to a 21-3 record and the 2A regional final ... Also competed with the Cicero North varsity squad during her eighth-grade year of 2007-08 and averaged 9.1 points, 8.7 rebounds and 5.8 blocks per contest.
USA BASKETBALL EXPERIENCE 2013 U19 World Championship (Gold Medal) 2012 U18 National Team (Gold Medal) 2011 U19 National Team (Gold Medal) 2011 Pan American Games Team (Gold Medal) 2010 U17 National Team (Gold Medal) 2009 U16 National Team (Gold Medal)
PERSONAL Born on August 27, 1994 in Syracuse, N.Y. ... Parents are Heather and Brian Stewart ... Is a Scholar-Athlete and winner of Cicero North's Outstanding Character Award ... ACES.