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Dolson, Hartley & Mosqueda-Lewis Named to Preseason Wade Watch List

Bria Hartley named to the preseason Wade Watch List for second consecutive year.

Sept. 18, 2012

ATLANTA – UConn standouts Stefanie Dolson, Bria Hartley and Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis were all named to the 2012-13 preseason Wade Watch List as announced by the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association on Tuesday morning. The Huskies lead all schools with three players on the 25-member preseason list.

This marks the second appearance on the preseason list for juniors Dolson and Hartley. Dolson led the Huskies in rebounding in the 2011-12 campaign pulling down 6.0 boards per game and was the leader in blocks with 57 denials. Hartley, a WBCA/State Farm First Team All-American, was tabbed to the 2011-12 All-BIG EAST First Team after averaging 14 points and 3.7 assists per game. Sophomore Mosqueda-Lewis had a breakout freshman season with the Huskies earning her the titles of BIG EAST Freshman of the Year and Sixth Man of the Year after being the top UConn scorer with 15 points per game.

Now in its 36th year, the State Farm Wade Trophy is named in honor of the late, legendary three-time national champion Delta State University coach, Lily Margaret Wade.  Regarded as "The Heisman of Women's Basketball," the award is presented annually to the NCAA® Division I Player of the Year by the National Association of Girls and Women in Sport (NAGWS) and the WBCA.

The preseason list is composed of top NCAA Division I women’s basketball players who best embody Wade's spirit from 18 institutions and eight conferences. A committee of coaches, administrators and media from across the United States compiled the list using the following criteria: game and season statistics, leadership, character, effect on their team and overall playing ability.

The BIG EAST Conference placed seven players on the preseason list, followed by the Big Ten and Big 12 conferences with five each, the Atlantic Coast Conference with three, the Southeastern Conference with two, and the Colonial Athletic Association and Ohio Valley and Pac-12 conferences with one each.




Player                                     Institution

Alex Bentley                           Penn State       
Heather Butler                        UT Martin                           
Carolyn Davis                         Kansas                                 
Elena Delle Donne                  Delaware                            
Skylar Diggins                        Notre Dame                      
Stefanie Dolson                      Connecticut                       
Christina Foggie                      Vanderbilt                          
Chassidy Fussell                     Texas                                   
Angel Goodrich                        Kansas                                 
Chelsea Gray                          Duke                                    
Brittney Griner                         Baylor                                  
Bria Hartley                            Connecticut                       
Tayler Hill                               Ohio State                          
Jordan Hooper                         Nebraska                            
Maggie Lucas                           Penn State                         
Anna Martin                             DePaul                                 
A’dia Mathies                           Kentucky                            
Lindsey Moore                          Nebraska                            
Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis        Connecticut                       
Chiney Ogwumike                    Stanford                             
Sugar Rodgers                           Georgetown                     
Shoni Schimmel                        Louisville                             
Odyssey Sims                            Baylor                                  
Alyssa Thomas                          Maryland                            
Elizabeth Williams                    Duke

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