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    Four Huskies in Running for 2013 Naismith Women's College Player of the Year

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    Hartley is one of four Huskies in running for 2013 Naismith Women's College Player of the Year

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    Hartley is one of four Huskies in running for 2013 Naismith Women's College Player of the Year
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    Feb. 27, 2013

    ATLANTA – The UConn women’s basketball team has four Huskies in the top 30 list for 2013 Naismith Women’s College Player of the Year as announced by the Atlanta Tipoff Club on Wednesday. Stefanie Dolson, Kelly Faris, Bria Hartley and Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis were selected as top 30 candidates by the Atlanta Tipoff Club’s Board of Selectors, which based its criteria on player performance during this year’s college basketball season. Connecticut’s leads the way with four players, while Baylor, Notre Dame, Duke, Maryland and Penn State each have a pair of players on the list.

    In late March, the Naismith Trophy voting academy will narrow down the pack to four finalists. The Naismith Women’s College Player of the Year presented by AT&T will be awarded to one female athlete on April 8, 2013, in New Orleans, La.

    Mosqueda-Lewis leads the Huskies with 17.1 points per game and averages 6.4 rebounds per contest, while Dolson is second on the squad in scoring and rebounding with 14.0 points per game and 6.4 boards per contest. Dolson currently leads the nation in field goal percentage shooting 60.0 percent per game, while Mosqueda-Lewis is third in the country from behind the arc with a 50.3 percentage. Faris is having an outstanding senior campaign averaging 10.8 points and 5.3 rebounds per game and leads the team in assists (4.1 apg) and steals (2.8 spg). Both Mosqueda-Lewis and Faris scored their 1,000th career point on Saturday against Seton Hall.  Hartley is averaging 9.0 points and 3.1 rebounds per game, while she is second on the team with 3.5 assists per contest.


     

     

    Notable Naismith Women’s College Player of the Year winners include Chamique Holdsclaw, Lisa Leslie, Rebecca Lobo, and Tina Charles. The Naismith women’s Trophy is the most prestigious national award presented annually to the women’s college basketball player of the year.

    Last Name

    First Name

    Class

    Position

    School

    Bentley

    Alex

    Senior

    G

    Penn State

    Bone

    Kelsey

    Junior

    C

    Texas A&M

    Clarendon

    Layshia

    Senior

    G

    California

    Delle Donne

    Elena

    Senior

    F

    Delaware

    Diggins

    Skylar

    Senior

    G

    Notre Dame

    Dolson

    Stefanie

    Junior

    C

    Connecticut

    Ellenberg

    Aaryn

    Junior

    G

    Oklahoma

    Evans

    Shante

    Senior

    F

    Hofstra

    Faris

    Kelly

    Senior

    G

    Connecticut

    Goodrich

    Angel

    Senior

    G

    Kansas

    Gray

    Chelsea

    Junior

    G

    Duke

    Griner

    Brittney

    Senior

    C

    Baylor

    Hartley

    Bria

    Junior

    G

    Connecticut

    Hawkins

    Tianna

    Senior

    F

    Maryland

    Hill

    Tayler

    Senior

    G

    Ohio State

    Hooper

    Jordan

    Junior

    F

    Nebraska

    Lucas

    Maggie

    Junior

    G

    Penn State

    Mathies

    A'dia

    Senior

    G

    Kentucky

    McBride

    Kayla

    Junior

    G

    Notre Dame

    Moore

    Lindsey

    Senior

    G

    Nebraska

    Mosqueda-Lewis

    Kaleena

    Sophomore

    F

    Connecticut

    Ogwumike

    Chiney

    Junior

    F

    Stanford

    Penn

    Karisma

    Senior

    F

    Illinois

    Rasheed

    Niveen

    Senior

    F

    Princeton

    Rodgers

    Sugar

    Senior

    G

    Georgetown

    Rowe

    Ebony

    Junior

    F

    Middle Tennessee State

    Simmons

    Meighan

    Junior

    G

    Tennessee

    Sims

    Odyssey

    Junior

    G

    Baylor

    Thomas

    Alyssa

    Junior

    F

    Maryland

    Williams

    Elizabeth

    Sophomore

    C

    Duke

    ABOUT THE ATLANTA TIPOFF CLUB The Atlanta Tipoff Club, an Atlanta Sports Council property, is committed to promoting the game of basketball and recognizing the outstanding accomplishments of those who make the game so exciting. The Atlanta Tipoff Club, founded during the 1956-57 season, has presented the Naismith Trophy every year since UCLA’s Lew Alcindor first won the award in 1969. Old Dominion’s Anne Donovan won the inaugural Women’s Naismith Trophy in 1983.

    The Naismith Award has become the most prestigious award in all of college basketball, recognizing the Men’s and Women’s College Basketball Player of the Year, Men’s and Women’s College Basketball Coach of the Year, as well as awards for outstanding achievement in high school basketball, officiating, and contribution to the game.