April 3, 2010
SAN ANTONIO, Texas - For the second straight year, UConn junior forward Maya Moore was named the recipient of the State Farm Wade Trophy given to the nation's top player who not only excels athletically, but serves as a positive role model both on and off the court.
The Wade Trophy, named after the late, legendary three-time national champion, Delta State University coach Lily Margaret Wade, debuted in 1978 as the first-ever women's national player of the year award in college basketball.
Moore is only the third player ever to take home the Wade Trophy two times as she is a three-time State Farm Coaches' All-American selection, a three-time AP All-American selection and a two-time BIG EAST Conference Player of the Year. This year, Moore helped lead the Huskies to their 16th BIG EAST Conference title. Her dominance on the court has pushed the Huskies to a unanimous No. 1 ranking in the USA TODAY ESPN Top 25 Coaches' Poll throughout the entire season.
Moore and teammate, Tina Charles, both were named to the State Farm Coaches' All-America first team.
The 10-member first team is decided from a group of 40 finalists picked by the selection committee at an in-person meeting at the 2010 WBCA National Convention held in conjunction with the Final Four. Kalana Greene was named an honorable mention selection as well.