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    April 2, 2014

    STORRS, Conn. – Sophomore standout Breanna Stewart (Syracuse, N.Y.) has been named to the John R. Wooden Award All-American Team, The Los Angeles Athletics Club announced Wednesday. Voting by college basketball media members from throughout the nation took place March 12-25, which allowed voters to take into account  the first two rounds of the NCAA Tournament. The All-American Team is comprised of the five student-athletes who received the highest point total over that period. All players must maintain at least a 2.0 cumulative GPA to be eligible.

    The American Athletic Conference Player of the Year, Breanna Stewart becomes the seventh Husky selected as a Wooden Award All-American since the team’s inception in 2004. Former UConn star Maya Moore is the only Husky to earn the honor on multiple occasions after making the team in every one of her distinguished four years at Connecticut. Stewart joins Moore, Tina Charles, Renee Montgomery and Diana Taurasi as UConn players to receive the honor.

    A unanimous AP First Team All-American selection, Stewart leads the Huskies with 19.4 points per game and ranks second on the UConn roster in rebounding with 8.1 boards per contest. Her 738 points this season are fourth most in program history and represent the second highest total by a sophomore since Maya Moore netted 754 in 2009-10. Stewart not only delivers on the offensive end, but the 6-4 forward leads the squad with 106 blocks on the season, helping UConn set a new NCAA single-season team record for rejections with 313.


     

     


    Among her numerous career achievements this season, Stewart registered the eighth-highest single-game point total by a Husky in program history when she dropped 37 on Temple in January. She has logged 11 double-doubles this season and scored more than 20 points in 20 games. Opponents have held Stewart below double digits in just two games this season. On Feb. 16, Stewart recorded UConn's first basket against USF to join UConn’s 1,000 point club as the second-fastest Husky to reach the milestone behind Maya Moore. She is just the fifth Husky to achieve the honor as a sophomore.

    The American Athletic Conference Preseason Player of the Year, Stewart went on to lock up Most Outstanding Player in the American Tournament by averaging 21.3 points and 7.0 rebounds in UConn’s run to the inaugural championship. The Syracuse native was named a USBWA All-American earlier this week along with fellow New Yorkers Stefanie Dolson and Bria Hartley. Stewart is also a finalist for the Wade Trophy, the Wooden Award, and the Naismith Trophy. EspnW.com also chose Stewart as their Player of the Year recipient.

    Entering Sunday’s National Semifinal matchup against Stanford, Stewart is averaging 17.3 points, 7.8 rebounds and 3.0 blocks per game in the 2014 NCAA Tournament. She has hit a team-high 16 of 19 free throw attempts in that span.

    The John R. Wooden Award Player of the Year will be announced as part of the 38th annual Wooden Award Gala presented by Wendy’s weekend April 10-12, 2014 at The Los Angeles Athletic Club. The event will honor the Men's and Women's Wooden Award winners, and will include the presentation of the Wooden Award All American Teams and the Legends of Coaching Award, this year given to Stanford Head Women’s Basketball Coach Tara VanDerveer.

    2013-14 John R. Wooden Award®
    Women's All American Team 

    Name

    Height

    Class

    Position

    University

    Conference

    Kayla McBride

    5-11

    Sr.

    G

    Notre Dame

    ACC

    Chiney Ogwumike#

    6-4

    Sr.

    F

    Stanford

    Pac-12

    Odyssey Sims#

    5-8

    Sr.

    G

    Baylor

    Big 12

    Breanna Stewart

    6-4

    So.

    F

    UConn

    The American

    Alyssa Thomas

    6-2

    Sr.

    F

    Maryland

    ACC

     

    (Players listed alphabetically.)
    # indicates player chosen to the 2013 Wooden Award All American Team

     

    UConn’s Wooden Award All-Americans

    Maya Moore, 2011

    Tina Charles, 2010

    Maya Moore, 2010

    Renee Montgomery, 2009

    Maya Moore, 2009

    Maya Moore, 2008

    Diana Taurasi, 2004