STORRS, Conn. (November 4, 2008) -- University of Connecticut women's basketball sophomore Maya Moore (Lawrenceville, Ga.) has been named to the Associated Press preseason All-America team, which was released today.
Moore joined Oklahoma's Courtney Paris, Louisville's Angel McCoughtry, Maryland's Kristi Tolliver and Oklahoma State's Andrea Riley on the five-player squad.
Last season saw Moore become only the second freshman in NCAA Division I women's basketball history to be recognized with first team Associated Press All-America honors, joining Paris.
Moore will be attempting to become the fourth player in UConn history to be a two-time Associated Press first team All-America.
Moore was only one vote shy of being a unanimous selection as she appeared on 44 of the 45 possible ballots.
Last season, Moore led the Huskies in scoring at 17.8 ppg and became the first freshman in BIG EAST Conference history (male or female) to be recognized as the conference's player of the year.
2008 Associated Press Preseason All-America Team
Maya Moore - Connecticut
Courtney Paris - Oklahoma
Kristi Tolliver - Maryland
Angel McCoughtry - Louisville
Andrea Riley - Oklahoma State