The First in a Season-Long Series
The former center helped UConn win its third-straight national championship in the 2014-15 season
The Huskies are making their eighth-straight appearance in the NCAA National Semifinals
Records fall and a trophy presented, but lots of work awaits Huskies.
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)
- 2014-15 American Athletic Conference Defensive Player of the Year
- 2014-15 American Athletic Conference Second Team
- 2011-12 BIG EAST All-Rookie Team
AT FIRST GLANCE A three-time national champion, Stokes concluded her senior season after one of the nation's finest defensive campaigns... The 2014-15 American Athletic Conference Defensive Player of the Year, Stokes set a new school single-season block record when she rejected 147 shots... Finished her career at No. 3 in Husky history with 325 blocks.... Additionally, the center ranked second on the team with 265 rebounds, averaging 6.8 boards in just 18.3 minutes as a senior, which ranked 13th in the conference. Her 278 rebounds in 2013-14 were the sixth-most ever pulled down by a UConn junior while her 89 rejections was the third-highest total by a Husky junior ... A member of the 2011-12 Big East All-Freshman Team... Stokes shot over 57.0 percent from the field in each of her four seasons, highlighted by a career-best .660 field goal percentage in the 2012-13 season.
2014-15 SEASON An All-Conference Second Team member, Stokes played in all 39 games with four starts... Averaged a stellar 6.8 rebounds in just 18.3 minutes per game, ranking 13th in The American... Shot 57.0 percent from the field and connected on her first career three-pointer against then-ranked No. 10 Duke on Dec. 29... Pulled down a career-best 18 rebounds at No. 2 Notre Dame on Dec. 6... Reached double-figure rebounds on nine occasions and averaged a league-best 3.8 blocks per contest... Established a single-season program record with 147 rejections, inducing a career-best 10 against East Carolina on Jan. 28... Notched a pair of double-digit scoring games, including the program's fourth-ever triple double against the Pirates (10 points, 11 rebounds, 10 blocks).
2013-14 SEASON Played in 39 games and earned a pair of starts for the Huskies ... Averaged 4.5 points and was third on the squad at 7.1 rebounds in only 18.5 minutes per contest ... Recorded four double-doubles, after posting just one in her first two years, and corralled double-digit rebounds on eight occasions ... Pulled down a career-high 18 rebounds in 28-minutes of action in the win over Temple (Jan. 11) ... Posted a career-high 19 points, to go along with eight rebounds and four blocks, in the win over Saint Bonaventure (Nov. 24) ... Snared at least seven rebounds in four NCAA Tournament games, including a 10-rebound performance in the win over Prairie View A&M (March 23) ... Recorded at least seven rebounds in 21 games.
2012-13 SEASON: Saw time in 32 games, averaging 2.8 points and 3.5 rebounds in 10.7 minutes per contest ... Third on the team with 39 blocks ... Was an efficient 35-53 from the field (.660) and dished-out 21 assists against 20 turnovers ... Recorded double-digit minutes in 17 games and earned the start in UConn's 71-65 win at St. John's (Feb. 2) after Stefanie DolsonClick here to hear it was held out due to an illness. Scored seven points and snared four rebounds against the Red Storm and buried a pair of free throws late in the game that helped clinch the victory ... Scored a season-high 14 points and hauled in a season-best 11 boards in UConn's 105-37 victory over Idaho in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. Stokes also blocked three shots and was 6-7 from the field against the Vandals ... Scored eight points, on 3-3 shooting, and collected eight rebounds in the Huskies 91-44 win over DePaul (Feb. 10) ... Blocked three shots and corralled seven caroms in 16-minutes of action during UConn's 81-50 victory at No. 16/13 Texas A&M (Nov. 18).
2011-12 SEASON Ended her freshman campaign averaging 4.5 points and 4.5 rebounds in her 13.4 minutes per game... Stokes was second on the team in blocks as she averaged 1.4 denials per game... She led the Huskies in blocks in 13 of 38 contests... Stokes shot 60 percent from the field and 65.3 percent from the charity stripe... In her first collegiate game Stokes scored four points and had four rebounds against Holy Cross (Nov. 13)... Had eight points, four grabs and two blocks versus Pacific (Nov. 15)... Was a point shy of recording her first double-double when she tallied nine points, 11 points and a season-high five blocks against Farleigh Dickinson (Nov. 25)... Scored four points and had two rebounds versus Buffalo (Nov. 26)... Pulled down six rebounds and had a team-high three blocks against Towson (Nov. 30)... Scored eight points and had six grabs at College of Charleston (Dec. 21)... Notched eight points and two rebounds versus Providence (Jan. 10)... Recorded her first career double-double with 11 points and 11 rebounds against North Carolina (Jan. 16)... Netted seven points and had four grabs versus Cincinnati (Jan. 19)... Stokes had eight points, seven rebounds and three blocks at Syracuse (Jan. 25)... She pulled down a season-high 12 rebounds, tied a season-high five blocks and had four points at Duke (Jan. 30)... Stokes scored 10 points and had five rebounds against Rutgers (Feb. 4)... Grabbed six boards and had four points at Louisville (Feb. 7)... Went 5-for-6 on her way to scoring 11 points, having six rebounds and tallying three blocks versus St. John's (Feb. 18)... Scored five points and had four rebounds at Pitt (Feb. 21)... Recorded six rebounds and two blocks versus Rutgers (March 4)... Stokes tallied six points and seven rebounds against Prairie View A&M (March 17) in her first NCAA Tournament contest... Knocked in 13 points, pulled down nine boards and had three denials against Kansas State (March 18)... Had six rebounds and two points versus Penn State (March 25) in the Sweet Sixteen... Ended the season with four points and four rebounds in the Final Four against Notre Dame (April 1).
BEFORE UCONN Averaged 25.0 points, 14.8 rebounds and 5.1 blocks per game in her final year at Linn-Mar High School ... Honored as a 2011 McDonald's, Parade Magazine, WBCA All-American ... Iowa's 2010 Gatorade State Player of the year ... Enters the 2010-11 season having compiled 1,079 points, 867 rebounds and 374 blocks ... Averaged 19.9 points, 13.5 rebounds and 5.8 blocks per game en route to helping Linn-Mar High School post a 26-0 record and take home an Iowa 4A State Title ... Shot 65 percent from the field in 2009-10 ... A 2010 Parade All-America Fourth Team selection ... Selected to the Iowa Newspaper Association All-State First Team in 2009 and 2010 ... Ranked as the No. 9 overall recruit by the All-Star Girls Report and the No. 14 prospect by Blue Star ... Averaged 5.8 points and 3.3 rebounds in 13.5 minutes per game to help the US post a 5-0 record and gold medal at the 2009 FIBA Americas U16 Championship in Mexico City ... Named to the 2010 United State Women's Youth Olympic Games Team.
PERSONAL Born on March 30, 1993 ... Mother Julie Saddler and father Greg Stokes ... A psychology major.
|CAREER HIGHS (through April 7, 2015)|
|Points||19||vs. St. Bonaventure (November 24, 2013)|
|Field Goals Made||9||vs. St. Bonaventure (November 24, 2013)|
|Field Goals Attempted||11||vs. St. Bonaventure (November 24, 2013)|
|3-Pt Field Goals Made||1||vs. Duke (December 29, 2014)|
|3-Pt Field Goals Attempted||1||Twice|
|Free Throws Made||6||vs. Stanford|
|Free Throws Attempted||6||Twice|
|Assists||5||vs. Memphis (February 28, 2015)|
|Blocks||10||vs. East Carolina (January 28, 2015)|
|Steals||3||vs. Dayton (November 27, 2011)|