Breanna Stewart Named BIG EAST Freshman of the Week

Breanna Stewart earns first BIG EAST weekly accolade.
Breanna Stewart earns first BIG EAST weekly accolade. UCONNHUSKIESDOTCOM

Nov. 19, 2012

STORRS, Conn.  – Freshman standout Breanna Stewart has had a stellar start to her first season as a Husky and was tabbed as the 2012-13 inaugural BIG EAST Freshman of the Week on Monday afternoon.

The Syracuse, N.Y. native averaged 16 points per game in her 21 minutes per game on UConn’s 2-0 week. Stewart, the BIG EAST Preseason Freshman of the Year, posted 21 points in her collegiate debut going 8-for-11 from the floor and added five rebounds and six steals.

Junior Stefanie Dolson was selected to this week’s BIG EAST Honor Roll. Dolson is averaging team-highs of 17.5 points and 7.5 rebounds per game. Dolson recorded a new career-high eight assists in Connecticut’s win over College of Charleston. She registered 20 points in the first half of UConn’s 81-50 victory over No. 16 Texas A&M en route to tying her career-best of 24 points.

The Huskies are back in action on Thursday at the U.S. Virgin Islands Paradise Jam when they open the three-game stint against Wake Forest at 6 p.m. on Thursday night. The Huskies will then play Marist on Friday at 8:15 p.m. and Purdue at 8:15 p.m. on Saturday.