The First in a Season-Long Series
Huskies top Irish, 63-53, to capture third straight national title and 10th overall in program history.
The Huskies are making their eighth-straight appearance in the NCAA National Semifinals
The senior forward broke into the NCAA Top-10 in made three-point field goals on Sunday night vs. East Carolina
Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis led the Huskies with 21 points
UConn vs Notre Dame National Championship (photo by Stephen Slade)
NCAA National Championship game on April 7, 2015
UConn vs Maryland NCAA National Semifinal (photo by Stephen Slade)
UConn vs Dayton NCAA Regional Final (photo by Stephen Slade)
UConn vs Texas NCAA Regional Semi (photo by Stephen Slade)
- 2015 USWBA First Team All-American
- 2015 Associated Press Second Team All-American
- 2015 WBCA First Team All American
- 2015 American Athletic Conference First Team
- 2015 NCAA Regional Team
- 2015 American Athletic Conference MOP
- 2014 All-NCAA Tournament Team
- 2014 NCAA Tournament Lincoln Regional MOP
- 2013-14 Associated Press Honorable Mention All-American
- 2013-14 All-American Conference Second Team
- 2014 American Conference All-Tournament Team
- 2013 All-NCAA Tournament Team
- 2013 NCAA Tournament All-Bridgeport Regional Team
- 2012-13 WBCA/State Farm All-America Team
- 2012-13 USBWA All-America Team
- 2012-13 Associated Press All-America Second Team
- 2012-13 All-BIG EAST First Team
- 2011-12 BIG EAST Tournament Most Outstanding Player
- 2011-12 BIG EAST Freshman of the Year
- 2011-12 BIG EAST All-Tournament Team
- 2011-12 BIG EAST Sixth Man of the Year
- 2011-12 All-BIG EAST Second Team
- 2011-12 BIG EAST All-Freshman Team
- 2011-12 Preseason BIG EAST Freshman of the Year
- Eight-Time BIG EAST Freshman of the Week
AT FIRST GLANCE The NCAA's Division I all-time made three-point leader (398), Mosqueda-Lewis finished off her career in Storrs with a stellar senior season that ended with the team hoisting its third-straight national championship trophy... A two-time All-Conference First Team selection, she was named to the All-NCAA Tournament team following UConn's title run in 2013 and 2014... She concluded her Husky career with 2,178 points, matching Nykesha Sales for third on the program's all-time list...The Anaheim Hills, Calif. native earned a spot on both the USWBA and WBCA All-America Teams and was honored as a Second Team All-American by the Associated Press in March, 2015... Only the fifth UConn sophomore to be selected to the WBCA All-America Team, Mosqueda-Lewis' junior year was tempered by injuries, which forced her to miss 12 games (eight from an ulnar nerve contusion and four due to mononucleosis) ... Recovered and put together a vintage postseason performance, which included the first triple-double by a Husky in NCAA Tournament play, recognition as the Lincoln Regional MOP and spots on the All-NCAA Tournament and All-American Conference Tournament teams. The 2012-13 Associated Press Second Team All-American was selected as an Honorable Mention pick by the AP in 2013-14 ... Enters her senior year in 16th place on UConn's all-time scoring list at 1,613 career points, third in 3-point field goal percentage at 43.1 percent and fifth with 277 3-point field goals made ... The Anaheim Hills, Calif. native is also ninth all-time with a 15.5 points per game scoring average and second in free throw percentage at 87.0 percent ... The 2012-13 All-BIG EAST First Team selection led UConn in scoring during her freshman and sophomore years and established a new school single-season 3-point field goals made record by burying 118 in 2012-13 ... The record eclipsed Wendy Davis previous record, which had stood for 21 years ... Scored the second-most points of any UConn freshman in 2011-12 and did the same among sophomores by netting 670 points in 2012-13 ... A member of the 2013 All-NCAA Tournament and 2013 All-Bridgeport Regional Teams, Mosqueda-Lewis was the 12th Husky to be selected as the Big East Rookie of the Year in 2011-12 and only the second Husky freshman to be honored as the Big East Tournament MOP.
2014-15 SEASON Earned a starting assignment in 38 games, logging 1092 total minutes... Finished the season second on the team and sixth in the conference with 14.9 points per game... Shot .488 from three-point range (121-of-248), leading the country in three-point goal percentage... Connected on 51.8 percent of her shots from the field and averaged 4.2 rebounds in 28.7 minutes per game... Earned a spot on both the USWBA and WBCA All-America Teams and was honored as a Second Team All-American by the Associated Press... Tallied a season-best 10 three-point field goals against UC Davis... Scored a season-high 30 points against the Aggies in the Huskies' season-opener on Nov. 14 and surpassed the 20-point plateau on 10 occasions, including four times during the postseason... Notched a double-double with a 17-point, 10-rebound effort against Temple on March 14... Selected as the Most Outstanding Performer of the American Athletic Conference Championship.
2013-14 SEASON Played in 28 games and started in 26 contests ... Forced to sit out a total of 12 games due to injury ... Scored in double-figures in 19 games, including UConn's last 10 of the season ... Posted three double-doubles and one triple-double, a 20-point, 10-rebound, 10-assist effort in the Huskies' NCAA Second Round victory against Saint Joseph's (March 25). That performance marked the third triple-double in school history and the first during NCAA Tournament play ... Selected to the American Athletic Conference All-Tournament Team after averaging 14.7 points and shooting 47.4 percent from 3-point range ... Continued her strong finish to the season by averaging 17.0 points, 8.3 rebounds and 3.9 assists per game during UConn's six-game run through the NCAA Tournament ... Selected as the NCAA Lincoln Regional MOP after averaging 17.3 points, 9.5 rebounds and 4.8 assists per game while shooting 51.0 percent in the Huskies first four NCAA Tournament victories.
2012-13 SEASON: Played and started in 38 of UConn's 39 games and led the team in scoring at 17.6 points per game ... Posted the second-highest rebounding average at 6.3 rebounds per contest and shot .528 percent from the floor ... Led the country in 3-point field goal shooting at a scintillating .492 percent (118-240) ... Second on the team in offensive rebounds and defensive rebounds and led the squad with a .895 free throw shooting percentage ... Scored in double-figures 31 times and led the team by scoring 20 or more points on 11 occasions ... Scored a career-high 32 points, and tied a career high by burying 12 3-pointers, in UConn's 85-51 victory over USF (March 2) ... Put together what was perhaps her best performance in the 76-70 loss to No. 1/1 Baylor (Feb. 18) when she scored 26 points on 11-14 shooting and pulled down a career-best 15 rebounds ... Totaled three double-doubles on the year ... A reliable performer during the postseason, Mosqueda-Lewis was second on the team at 16.7 points per game while shooting .483 percent from the field and .440 percent from long-range. Third on the team during the postseason at 6.1 rebounds per game and made 12 of her 13 attempts from the free throw line during UConn's nine postseason contests ... Earned All-NCAA Tournament Team and All-Bridgeport Regional Team honors after averaging 18.7 points on .542 percent shooting and 5.5 rebounds during the Huskies' six NCAA Tournament victories ... Led the team in scoring a team-best 19 times and had the second-most games in which she led the team in steals (8) ... Led the team in plus/minus with an average performance of +26.5.
2011-12 SEASON Had a breakout freshman campaign as she led the Huskies in scoring with 15 points per game and was third on the team in rebounding with 5.4 per game... Kaleena notched 32 double digit performances in her freshman season, including 10 20-plus point performances... Led the team in scoring in 13 of UConn's contests... She scored seven points and grabbed seven rebounds in her first collegiate game against Holy Cross (Nov. 13)... Mosqueda-Lewis netted 25 points and had seven grabs against Pacific (Nov. 15)... Tallied her second consecutive game of a 20-point performance with 25 points against Stanford (Nov. 21)... Netted 11 points and pulled down nine boards against Fairleigh Dickinson (Nov. 25)... Had a season-high seven assists versus Buffalo (Nov. 26)... Mosqueda-Lewis knocked in 23 points and notched six rebounds against Dayton (Nov. 27)... Finished the Towson game (Nov. 30) with 21 points, three assists and three steals... On Dec. 6 she scored 14 versus Texas A&M... Registered 15 points and five boards at Seton Hall (Dec. 9)... Mosqueda-Lewis tallied her eighth straight double-figure performance with 12 points against West Virginia (Jan. 4)... Scored 13 points and pulled down eight rebounds versus Providence (Jan. 10)... Netted 16 points at Villanova (Jan. 14)... Concluded the North Carolina contest with 15 points and six rebounds (Jan. 16)... Went 8-of-13 from the field and 5-for-7 from the charity stripe en route to 25 points at DePaul (Jan. 21)... Mosqueda-Lewis netted 19 points and notched eight grabs at Syracuse (Jan. 25)... On Feb. 4 she scored 11 points and had five rebounds against Rutgers... Registered 14 consecutive double digit performances to end the 2011-12 season... Scored 23 points, brought in six rebounds and dished out four assists versus Georgetown (Feb. 11)... Finished the St. John's (Feb. 18) game with 12 points, six grabs and four assists... Knocked in 23 points at Pitt (Feb. 21) before tallying 27 points and seven grabs at Marquette (Feb. 25)... Mosqueda-Lewis went 5-for-6 from behind the arc against Rutgers (March 4) as she scored 17 points... recorded 22 points and five rebounds versus St. John's (March 5)... Scored 19 points and brought in eight rebounds against Notre Dame (March 6) in the BIG EAST Championship... Went 7-of-7 from the foul line en route to 21 points against Prairie View A&M (March 17) in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament... She had 15 points against Kansas State (March 18)... Recorded her first career double-double in the Sweet Sixteen versus Penn State (March 25) with 11 grabs and 12 points... Mosqueda-Lewis scored 18 points and pulled down seven rebounds versus Kentucky (March 27)... Registered 13 points and seven rebounds in the Final Four against Notre Dame (April 1).
Before UConn: Averaged 21.7 points 6.1 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 2.6 steals per game in her final year at Mater Dei High School ... 2010-11 Naismith, WBCA, Parade Magazine, USA Today and Gatorade National Player of the Year. Joins Tamika Williams, Ann Strother, Tina Charles and Maya Moore as the only UConn recruits to be named Gatorade National Player of the Year ... Led Mater Die to a 34-1 record and a second-straight California Interscholastic Federation Division I State Championship during her senior campaign ... Led the squad to a No. 1 national ranking and set single-season records for 3-point field goals (116) and free throw percentage (.870) ... Honored as a 2011 McDonald's All-American and WBCA All-American ... Averaged 22.8 points, 6.2 rebounds and 2.3 assists per game and was honored as California's Gatorade Player of the Year following her sophomore season at Mater Dei High in Santa Ana, Calif. ... shot 58 percent from the floor, including 52 percent from long-range, en route to leading Mater Dei High School to a No. 1 national ranking and a 32-1 record ... A member of Team USA's U16 Team, which won the FIBA Americas U16 Championship. Mosqueda-Lewis led the team in scoring at 14 points per game ... Rated as the No. 1 overall prospect in the class of 2011 by ESPN Hoopgurlz and Blue Star and tabbed as the No. 2 prospect by the All-Star Girls Report ... Honored as a 2010 USA Today All-USA First Team pick and made the Third Team in 2009 ... Selected to the Parade All-America First Team in both 2009 and 2010 ... Averaged 15.6 points, 7.0 rebounds and 2.5 assists per game during her freshman year at Mater Dei ... Mater Dei sported a 123-7 record during Mosqueda-Lewis' tenure and she is the school's all-time leader in points (2,744), rebounds (874) and 3-point field goals with 337.
USA BASKETBALL EXPERIENCE 2013 World University Games (Gold Medal) 2011 U19 National Team (Gold Medal) 2010 U17 National Team (Gold Medal) 2009 U16 National Team (Gold Medal)
PERSONAL Born on Nov. 3, 1993 ... Mother Sundy Ali and stepfather Khairi Ali ... A pre-communications major.
|CAREER HIGHS (through April 7, 2015)
|Points||32||at USF (March 2, 2013)|
|Field Goals Made||11||Twice|
|Field Goals Attempted||23||at USF (March 2, 2013)|
|3-Pt Field Goals Made||10||at UC Davis (November 14, 2014)|
|3-Pt Field Goals Attempted||13||Three Times|
|Free Throws Made||7||vs. Prairie View (March 17, 2012)|
|Free Throws Attempted||8||vs. St. John's (March 5, 2012)|
|Rebounds||15||vs. Baylor (February 18, 2013)|
|Assists||10||vs. St. Joseph's (March 25, 2014)|