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Bria Hartley Named American Athletic Conference Player of the Week

Bria Hartley has been selected as the American Player of the Week.

Nov. 18, 2013

STORRS, Conn. – Senior guard Bria Hartley has been honored as American Athletic Conference Player of the Week as announced by the league on Monday. 

Hartley averaged 19.7 points, 5.7 rebounds and 5.3 assists per game in a 3-0 week for the No. 1/1 Huskies, which included wins over three ranked teams.  Hartley started the week off with a 20-point, eight-rebound, six assist effort in the Huskies 76-57 victory over No. 3/3 Stanford on Monday. 

Hartley was 9-13 from the floor and 2-4 from beyond the 3-point arc against the Cardinal.  She followed that up with a 10-point, six-assist performance in UConn's 72-55 win at No. 8/7 Maryland on Friday.  She also chased down three rebounds and her six assists came against only one turnover. 

Hartley completed the week with a career-high tying 29 point performance in the Huskies' 71-52 victory at No. 13/15 Penn State on Sunday.  Hartley missed her first three 3-point field goal attempts against the Lady Lions but made five of her last seven attempts from long-range.  The North Babylon, N.Y. native was also snared six rebounds and recorded four thefts for the Huskies.

Hartley, a 2012 WBCA/State Farm All-American, is leading top-ranked UConn in scoring this season with 16.3 points per game. 

UConn is back in action on Wednesday, November 20 when the team welcomes Oregon to Storrs.  Game time is set for 7 p.m. at Gampel Pavilion.