Stefanie Dolson Named Defensive Player of the Year and Earns League's Sportsmanship Award
Undefeated Records and National Rankings Will Be Tested on Tuesday in Durham, N.C.
The sophomore was one of just two Husky players to play in all 39 games in 2012-13
The New York native is the lone freshman on the Huskies
The senior is ready to bounce back after a tough 2012-13 campaign.
Women's Basketball Victory Parade and Rally April 14, 2013
UConn vs Louisville Final Four
UConn vs. Louisville April 9, 2013
UConn vs Notre Dame Women's Basketball NCAA Semifinal
UConn vs Kentucky Women's Basketball NCAA East Region Final
2013 NCAA Tournament All-Bridgeport Regional Team
2012-13 USBWA All-America Team
2012-13 Associated Press Honorable Mention All-American
2012-13 All-BIG EAST Second Team
2012-13 BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Year
2012-13 BIG EAST Most Improved Player
2012-13 Wooden Award Midseason Watch List
2012-13 Naismith Trophy Preseason Watch List
2010-11 BIG EAST Honorable Mention
2009-10 BIG EAST All-Rookie Team
AT FIRST GLANCE
Faris has been recognized by the BIG EAST twice as she earned an Honorable Mention nod in 2010-11 and was selected to the 2009-10 BIG EAST All-Rookie Team... After leading the Huskies in assists with 4.3 per game during the 2011-12 campaign Faris sits tied for eighth place in UConn's record book for individual single-season assists with 165... Her 165 assists are the third-highest of any Husky junior... She is atop the list of single-game mark of 3-point field goal percentage with 1.00 after going 4-for-4 against Iowa State on March 28, 2010 and is in a nine-way tie for 11th place in single-game made free throws with ten following a perfect 10-for-10 against Notre Dame on January 8, 2011... Faris's sophomore season is one of the best in UConn history as she is fifth in rebounds (256), sixth in assists (142) and sixth in most steals (70) by a sophomore.
Kelly Faris started every game for the Huskies in the 2011-12 season averaging 28.9 minutes per game... She visited the foul line in 28 of UConn's 38 contests and was one of the leading foul shooters with a 78.8 percentage...Faris recorded double-figures in 10 games, including the final three games of the Huskies run through the Final Four... She was perfect from the charity strip in six games, including going 6-for-6 against Dayton (11/27) en route to 10 points, five steals and four assists... Faris led the Huskies in assists (4.3 apg) and was second in steals (2.1 spg)... She knocked in 11 points and had a career-high six steals versus Pacific on 11/15... Against Buffalo (11/26) the junior tallied 13 points, six rebounds and three steals... Scored eight points, pulled down four rebounds and has four assists at Seton Hall on December 9... Dished out a season-high eight assists and added six rebounds at Baylor on 12/18... Registered 10 points, six assists and three steals at College of Charleston on December 21... Finished the West Virginia game on January 4 with 14 points, a team-high six steals and five assists... Netted six points, had six assists and four rebounds versus Providence (1/10)... Knocked in 11 points, pulled down seven rebounds and had five assists at Villanova on 1/14... Concluded the North Carolina game with eight points, seven grabs and five assists on January 16... At DePaul (1/21) Faris scored points, six rebounds and seven assists... Had a season-high 10 rebounds at Pitt (2/21), while adding eight points, seven assists and four steals... Dished out six assists and brought in six rebounds against Notre Dame on February 27... Tied her season-high eight assists with six points and six rebounds against Prairie View A&M on 3/17... Went 7-for-10 from the field en route to a season-high 15 points, seven rebounds and five assists against Penn State in the Sweet Sixteen on March 25... Netted 11 points and had five assists in the Elite Eight against Kentucky on March 27... Finished the Final Four game against Notre Dame (4/1) with 10 points and five assists, including a critical 4-for-4 from the foul line to push the game to overtime.
Scored 15 points, pulled down nine rebounds and dished-out a career-high seven assists in a well-rounded effort against Holy Cross on November 14. Pulled down eight rebounds and registered five points and five assists in 30 minutes at Georgia Tech on 11/21. Scored seven points, while posting six rebounds and six assists against Howard on 11/26. Scored 13 points and grabbed six boards at USF on 12/2. Pulled down 10 rebounds to go along with five points and five assists vs. Sacred Heart on 12/5. Pulled down 10 rebounds vs. Ohio State on 12/19. Scored 14 points on 6-of-8 shooting, while adding seven assists at Pacific on 12/28. Netted 19 points in 34 minutes played in the Huskies' first loss in 91 games at Stanford on 12/30. Grabbed a career-high 12 rebounds vs. Villanova on 1/5. Tallied a career-high 20 points at Notre Dame on 1/8. Tallied 13 points in 35 minutes at St. John's on 1/12. Pulled down 12 rebounds and netted seven points against Louisville on 1/15. Had eight points, eight assists and seven rebounds at Cincinnati on 1/29. Shot 5-of-9 from the floor and 4-of-6 from behind the arc for 14 points vs. Duke on 1/31. Tallied nine points, seven rebounds, five assists and four steals vs. Oklahoma on 2/14. Grabbed 11 rebounds and had six assists vs. Seton Hall on 2/22. Pulled down 12 rebounds vs. Georgetown on 3/6. Scored 19 points in UConn's BIG EAST Semifinal win over Rutgers on 3/7. Pulled down 10 rebounds in the BIG EAST Championship Final against Notre Dame on 3/8. Had 10 points on 4-of-5 shooting from the floor vs. Hartford on 3/20. Pulled down eight rebounds vs. Purdue on 3/22. Tallied eight points, seven rebounds and five assists against Georgetown on 3/27. Pulled down eight rebounds and tallied six points and six assists vs. Duke on 3/29.
Saw time in all 39 of UConn's games, averaging 18.9 minutes per game off the bench ... chased down at least five rebounds 12 times ... Averaged 6.2 points and 5.3 rebounds per game during Connecticut's six NCAA Tournament contests. Also shot a sizzling 63.6 percent (7-fo-11) during the 2010 NCAA Tournament ... Tied her career-high six assists and grabbed four boards in the NCAA semifinal against Baylor (4/4)...had 16 points and was 4-of-4 from behind the arc against Iowa State (3/28)...recorded her first career double-double with 13 points and 10 rebounds against Temple (3/23)...recorded four points and five rebounds vs. Syracuse (3/7)...had three points, four assists and two rebounds at Notre Dame (3/1)...scored five points against Providence (2/20)...registered four rebounds, four assists and four steals at DePaul (2/10)...had seven points, eight rebounds and three steals at Louisville (2/7)...scored nine points, dished out four assists and made two steals against West Virginia (2/2)...registered six points, while adding two assists and three rebounds against North Carolina (1/9)...dished out a season-high six assists against South Florida (1/4)...had five points, four rebounds and four assists vs. Iona (12/20)...grabbed six rebounds, including five defensive, and had two blocked shots against Hartford (12/10)...tallied a season-high 12 points vs. Richmond (11/28)...pulled down a career-high nine rebounds against Hofstra (11/27)...pulled down seven rebounds vs. Clemson (11/29)... dished out five assists against Clemson (11/29)... recorded four steals vs. Hofstra (11/27)... played a career-high 33 minutes vs. Clemson (11/29).
USA BASKETBALL EXPERIENCE
2009 U19 National Team (Gold Medal)
2008 U18 National Team (Gold Medal)
Faris helped lead Heritage Christian to four straight state titles, joining Fort Wayne Bishop...had 13 points, eight rebounds and five assists in title game Indiana Class 2A state championship game, a 60-58 victory over Oak Hill March 7 at Lucas Oil Stadium....finished her career as Heritage's High School's all-time leader in rebounds (902), assists (526) and steals (442)...ranks second among the school's all-time scoring leaders (1,426 points)...averaged roughly 14 points, 9 rebounds, 5 assists and 4 steals and 2 blocks during her senior season at Heritage Christian...was team captain as a junior and senior...competed for the East team in the McDonald's All-America game in Miami this past spring...also lettered in volleyball and track.
Born Kelly Elizabeth Faris on January 16, 1991 ... parents are Connie and Bob Faris ... A sport promotion and individual development major.
|CAREER HIGHS (through April 10, 2012)|
|Points||20||at Notre Dame (January 8, 2011)|
|Field Goals Made||7||vs. Penn State (March 25, 2012)|
|Field Goals Attempted||13||at Stanford (December 30, 2010)|
|3-Pt Field Goals Made||4||Twice|
|3-Pt Field Goals Attempted||9||at Stanford (December 30, 2010)|
|Free Throws Made||10||at Notre Dame (January 8, 2011)|
|Free Throws Attempted||10||at Notre Dame (January 8, 2011)|
|Assists||9||vs. DePaul (February 5, 2011)|