Sophomore forward is one of four finalists for Wade Trophy
Collier and Samuelson are two of four finalists for the 2017 Naismith Women's College Player of the Year
Husky Trio named to espnW All-America First Team, Auriemma selected Coach of the Year
Samuelson led the team to victory with 40 points in the AAC Championship game.
UConn boasts the most candidates of any program.
UConn vs UCLA NCAA Regional Semifinal (photo by Stephen Slade)
NCAA Tournament Sweet Sixteen - March 25, 2017 (USATSI)
Day One NCAA Bridgeport Regional Photo by Stephen Slade)
Photos from UConn vs. Syracuse in the 2017 NCAA Second Round on 3/20/17.
UConn vs Syracuse NCAA Second Round
- 2016 American Athletic Conference All-Freshman Team
Played in all 38 games for the Huskies and started in nine contests … Seventh on the team at 6.8 points per game and fourth on the squad at 5.2 rebounds per game in only 17.2 minutes per contest … Shot a solid 53.3 percent from the floor and a nearly-automatic 91.7 percent from the free throw line … Tied with Kia Nurse for the fourth-most steals on the squad with 50 … Posted the first double-double of her career with an 11-point, 12-rebound effort in 29-minutes of action at Cincinnati on December 30 … Scored a season-best 14 points against UCF on January 20. Collier was 7-10 from the floor and also added seven rebounds against the Knights … Matched that season high with 14 points and nine rebounds in the NCAA first round win over Robert Morris on March 19. Collier was 6-11 from the floor in 21-minutes of action against the Colonials … Shot 55.6 percent from the floor and averaged 8.3 points and 4.3 rebounds in her first six NCAA Tournament games … Hauled in at least five rebounds in 21 games.
Was the 2013 and 2015 Gatorade Missouri Player of the Year, one of five finalists for the 2015 Naismith Award as national Player of the Year and Women’s Basketball Coaches Association High School All-American ... Named to the USA Today All-USA and All-USA Missouri first teams ... Selected as a McDonald’s All-American and posted eight points and 10 rebounds for the West ... Was a Naismith High School first team All-American ... As a senior, she helped Incarnate Word Academy of St. Louis to its third consecutive Missouri Class 4 state championship title and a 29-2 record by averaging 26.2 points, 13.0 rebounds, 4.1 blocks, 4.1 steals and 2.7 assists ... Selected as the 2014 Missouri Gatorade Player of the Year as a junior after leading the Red Knights to a 31-1 record and the Missouri Class 4 state title by averaging 23.7 points, 9.7 rebounds, and 4.2 steals ... In the state championship game she had 33 points, nine rebounds and five steals to lead the Red Knights to a 60-43 win over Dexter at Mizzou Arena ... Was the 2014 Missouri Basketball Coaches Association (MBCA) Class 4 Player of the Year ... Helped Incarnate Word earn a perfect 31-0 state championship season as a sophomore by averaging 24.6 points, 11.9 rebounds, and 4.0 steals and was the Metro Women's Athletic Association Player of the Year ... Played her freshman year at Jefferson City High School where she averaged 17.9 points, 9.9 rebounds, 4.7 assists, and 3.7 steals.
USA BASKETBALL NOTES
Has won three gold medals in international competition ... Won a gold medal as a member of the 2015 USA U-19 World Championship Team that posted a 7-0 record ... Had a double-double (10 points, 10 rebounds) and added six steals in the gold medal 78-70 victory over Russia ... Started in every game and averaged 12.7 points, 9.3 rebounds and 2.4 steals ... Teamed with fellow UConn recruits De'Janae Boykin and Katie Lou Samuelson in August to win gold (3x3 competition) at the 2014 Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, China ... Was member of the 2014 national team that posted a 5-0 record and won the 2014 FIBA Americas U-18 tournament title in Colorado Springs and qualified Team USA for the 2015 FIBA U-19 world championships ... Started four of five games and averaged 14.0 points and team-high 8.6 rebounds along with 3.4 assists and 1.6 steals.
Born on September 23, 1996, in Jefferson City, Missouri, to Sarah and Gamal; has a younger brother, Kai, and an older sister, Wanza. Father played rugby at Buckingham University in England ... Says the most impressive person she has met is former UConn All-American Maya Moore.
|CAREER HIGHS (through April 5, 2016)
|Field Goals Made||7||vs. UCF (January 20, 2016)|
|Field Goals Attempted||11||Twice|
|3-Pt Field Goals Made||1||Twice|
|3-Pt Field Goals Attempted||2||Twice|
|Free Throws Made||5||vs. Kansas State (November 23, 2015)|
|Free Throws Attempted||6||at Ohio State (November 16, 2015)|
|Assists||4||at Colgate (December 9, 2015)|
|Blocks||6||vs. LSU (December 21, 2015)|
|Steals||6||vs. Chattanooga (November 30, 2015)|