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    Moriah  Jefferson
    4 Moriah Jefferson
    Class:
    Junior

    Hometown:
    Glenn Heights, Texas

    Height:
    5-7

    Position:
    Guard

    04/07/2015

    Back on Top! UConn wins 2015 NCAA National Championship

    Huskies top Irish, 63-53, to capture third straight national title and 10th overall in program history.

    04/06/2015

    Jefferson Wins 2015 Nancy Lieberman Award

    She is the fourth winner of the award for UConn in the last 15 years

    04/02/2015

    No. 1 UConn Set to Meet Maryland in the Final Four on Sunday

    The Huskies are making their eighth-straight appearance in the NCAA National Semifinals

    02/28/2015

    No.1 UConn Routs Memphis 87-24, Clinches American Title

    Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis led the Huskies with 21 points

    02/21/2015

    Stewart Leads No. 1 UConn Past Tulsa, 92-46

    Brenna Stewart scored a season-high 28 points in win over the Golden Hurricanes.

    04/07/2015

    UConn vs Notre Dame Final Four

    UConn vs Notre Dame National Championship (photo by Stephen Slade)

    04/07/2015

    Women's Basketball vs. Notre Dame

    NCAA National Championship game on April 7, 2015

    04/05/2015

    UConn vs Maryland NCAA Final Four

    UConn vs Maryland NCAA National Semifinal (photo by Stephen Slade)

    03/30/2015

    UConn vs Dayton NCAA Regional Final

    UConn vs Dayton NCAA Regional Final (photo by Stephen Slade)

    03/28/2015

    UConn vs Texas NCAA Regional Semifinal

    UConn vs Texas NCAA Regional Semi (photo by Stephen Slade)

    Moriah Jefferson Photo Gallery

    2014-15 WBCA All-America Team
    • 2014-15 USBWA All-America Team
    • 2014-15 Second Team Associated Press All-American
    • 2014-15 Nancy Lieberman Award Winner
    • 2015 All-NCAA Tournament Team
    • 2015 American All-Tournament Team
    • 2014-15 All-American Conference First Team
    • 2014-15 American Conference Most Improved Player
    • 2013-14 All-American Conference First Team
    • 2013-14 Finalist for Nancy Lieberman Award
    • 2012-13 Big East All-Freshman Team

    AT FIRST GLANCE
    A member of the 2013 Big East All-Rookie Team, Jefferson has put together progressively finer seasons over the last two years ... Has dished-out 396 assists over the last two season, which is the second-highest assists total over a two-year span in school history. Sue Bird recorded 400 assists from 2000-02 … Her 195 helpers in 2013-14 is the fifth-highest single-season mark in school history while her 191 helpers in 2014-15 is the sixth-best single-season total … Jefferson has also shown great proclivity for taking care of the ball and was fifth nationally with an assist-to-turnover ratio of 3.1-1 during the 2014-15 season … The Glenn Heights, Texas native led the team with 100 steals during her junior season and became only the second Husky all-time to record back-to-back years with at least 100 steals, joining Nykesha Sales and Rita Williams … Her 258 career thefts rank eighth in UConn history … Joined Sue Bird (2000, 2001, 2002) Diana Taurasi (2003, 2004) and Renee Montgomery (2009) in 2015 as Huskies to be honored with the Nancy Lieberman Award, which honors the nation’s top point guard. Jefferson was a finalist for the award in 2014 … Earned a spot on the Women’s Basketball Coaches and United States Basketball Writers Association All-America Teams while also earning mention as an Associated Press Second Team selection … Jefferson’s 191 assists during the 2014-15 season were the most by a UConn junior.

    2014-15 SEASON
    Started at the point in all 39 games for UConn … Fourth on the team at 12.4 points per game on an efficient 58.7 percent effort from the field … Led the Huskies with 1,121 minutes played and tied for the team lead at 28.7 minutes per game … Shot a scintillating 49.6 percent from beyond the 3-point arc (56-113) but did not meet the NCAA minimum for 3-point field goals made to qualify statistically … Led the team with 191 assists, against only 62 turnovers, and with 100 thefts … Made free throws at an 84.3 percent (43-51) clip … Averaged 14.9 points on 65.1 percent shooting in UConn’s 10 postseason games, including a career effort in the Huskies’ NCAA Regional Semifinal win over Texas on March 28. Jefferson poured in a career-high 25 points on 10-12 shooting against the Longhorns while dishing-out six assists and recording three steals … Broke out of an early-season slump in UConn’s win over SMU on December 27 with a 24-point, five-steal performance in only 26-minutes of action against the Mustangs … Netted 22 points, on 8-9 shooting, to go along with five rebounds, four assists and four steals in 25 minutes in the win against Tulsa on January 7 … Posted the first double-double of her career, in front of about 100 family and friends, with an 11-point, 10-assist effort during the win at SMU on January 11 … Selected as a member of the All-NCAA Tournament Team along with teammates Breanna Stewart and Morgan Tuck.

    2013-14 SEASON
    Started in all 40 games at the point for UConn ... Fifth on the team at 10.0 points per contest and led the conference in assists at 4.9 per game ... Scored in double-figures 22 times and recorded six or more assists 16 times ... Posted 25 assists against only seven turnovers during UConn's six game run through the NCAA Tournament ... Dished-out a career-high 12 assists in the win at Temple (Jan. 28), against only two turnovers ... Led the league in field goal percentage at 57.5 percent, showing marked improvement from her freshman year in which she shot 42.4 percent from the field ... Became a legitimate threat from beyond the 3-point arc and posted 41.8 percent shooting from deep, after shooting just 26.6 percent during her rookie year ... Scored a career-high 18 points and was 6-9 from the floor in the win at Louisville (March 3) ... Was two rebounds and two points shy of a triple-double in the win at USF (Feb. 16) ... Led the Huskies in assists during a team-high 18 games.

    2012-13 SEASON:
    A member of the All-BIG EAST Rookie Team, Jefferson played in all 39 contests for the Huskies and earned a pair of starts ... Averaged 4.7 points in 17.4 minutes per game while dishing-out 69 assists against 49 turnovers. Her assists total was the sixth-highest mark on the team ... Scored in double-figures eight times, including three times during the NCAA Tournament ... Scored a career-high 13 points and was 6-7 from the floor during the 105-49 victory at Providence (Feb. 12) ... Tallied at least three assists on 12 different occasions ... Earned double-digit minutes in all six of UConn's NCAA Tournament contests, averaging 6.8 points and 2.0 assists per game while shooting .528 percent from the floor in 19.8 minutes per contest ... Scored a career-high 16 points in UConn's First Round victory over Idaho (March 23) ... Added 10 points in both NCAA Regional games and was a combined 10-15 from the floor in those two contests ... Dished-out a career-high five assists on two occasions, the first coming in the season-opening victory over the College of Charleston (Nov. 11) and the second coming against only two turnovers in the win over Marquette (Feb. 5) ... Led the Huskies in assists three times and in steals on eight occasions.

    HIGH SCHOOL
    2011-12 McDonald's, USA Today. Parade Magazine, MaxPreps and WBCA All-American ... Selected to the 2012 USA Basketball U18 National Team ... Named as a finalist for the 2011 USA Basketball U19 World Championship Team in May ... National Christian Homeschool Basketball Championships (NCHBC) Sullivan Award Winner in 2011 and 2012. The award was renamed the Moriah Jefferson Award in 2012 ... Played with the Texas Home Educators Sports Association (THESA) as a homeschooled athlete where she amassed 3,354 points, 825 rebounds and 728 steals in her career. Started competing with the THESA as an eighth grader ... Averaged 17.3 points, 3.8 rebounds, 3.63 assists and 4.0 steals per game in 2011-12, leading the Raiders to a 41-6 record ... Helped lead the Riders to five NCHBC Texas Region titles and five NCHBC national championships ... Started all 50 games in 2010-11 and averaged 21.8 points., 5.0 rebounds, 4.0 assists and 4.0 steals per game in aiding her team to a 42-8 record. ... Averaged 17.5 points to help her team to a 42-9 record during her sophomore season ... Started in 50 of 51 games during her freshman season, averaging 19.5 points to help THESA to a 42-10 record.

    USA BASKETBALL EXPERIENCE
    2013 U19 World Championship (Gold Medal)
    2012 U18 National Team (Gold Medal)

    PERSONAL
    Born March 8, 1994 in Dallas, Texas ... Daughter of Robin and Lorenza Jefferson ... ACES.

    CAREER HIGHS (through April 8, 2014)
    Points 18 vs. Louisville (February 9, 2014)
    Field Goals Made 8 vs. Hartford (November 9, 2013)
    Field Goals Attempted 14 vs. Idaho (March 23, 2013)
    3-Pt Field Goals Made 3 Twice
    3-Pt Field Goals Attempted 6 Twice
    Free Throws Made 4 Seven Times
    Free Throws Attempted 5 at Rutgers (February 16, 2013)
    Rebounds 8 vs. USF (Febraury 16, 2014)
    Assists 12 at Temple (January 28, 2014)
    Blocks 1 Nine Times
    Steals 9 vs. Memphis (January 22, 2014)

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