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    LogoOctober 23, 2008
    Women's Basketball Selected by Coaches as BIG EAST Preseason Favorites
    In the 27 years of BIG EAST women’s basketball, Connecticut has been crowned the regular-season champion 16 times, has won 14 league tournament titles and has captured both titles in the same year in 12 seasons.

    Connecticut earned 14 first-place votes for a total of 224 points in the poll. The Huskies went 15-1 in league play a year ago, finished the season with a 36-2 overall record, earned a berth to the NCAA Championship for the 20th straight year and advanced to their ninth Final Four. UConn returns four of its five starters from last year’s Final Four team, and lost just four letterwinners from that squad. (read more)

    LogoNovember 1, 2008
    Women's Basketball Voted Preseason No. 1 in Associated Press Top-25 Poll
    The University of Connecticut women's basketball team is ranked No. 1 nationally in the 2008 Associated Press Preseason Top-25, which was released Saturday.

    This marks the first time since 2004 and the sixth time in the program's history that Connecticut has been ranked No. 1 by the Associated Press in the preseason.

    The Huskies received 44 of 45 first-place votes and garnered a total of 1,124 from a national media panel. (read more)

    LogoNovember 4, 2008
    Maya Moore Named to Preseason Associated Press All-America Team
    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. (read more)

    LogoNovember 6, 2008
    Trio of Huskies Named Among Top 30 Preseason Candidates for Wooden Award
    Richard "Duke" Llewellyn, Wooden Award Chairman and founder, announced the 2008-09 preseason candidates for the Women's Wooden Award All-American Team and Player of the Year trophy today. The list is composed of 30 student athletes who, based on last year's individual performance and team records, are the early frontrunners for college basketball's most prestigious honor.

    Two of the candidates selected to this year's preseason list were honored in 2007-08 as members of the 2008 Women's Wooden Award All-American Team, including three-time All-American Courtney Paris of Oklahoma and Connecticut's Maya Moore. (read more)

    LogoFebruary 23, 2009
    Tiffany Hayes Named BIG EAST Freshman of the Week for the Third Time this Season
    University of Connecticut's Tiffany Hayes (Lakeland, Fla.) has been named BIG EAST Freshman of the Week for the period ending Feb. 22, conference officials announced today.

    Hayes earned the honor for the third time this season after averaging 12.5 points and 7.0 rebounds while helping lead the Huskies to wins over Providence and Notre Dame last week. (read more)

    LogoFebruary 24, 2009
    Maya Moore Named CoSIDA/ESPN First Team Academic All-America
    University of Connecticut women's basketball standout Maya Moore (Lawrenceville, Ga.) was named to the five-member 2009 CoSIDA/ESPN Academic All-America First Team, which was announced late Monday.

    Moore is the first Connecticut women's basketball player to receive first-team Academic All-America status since Jennifer Rizzotti in 1996. Former men's basketball player Emeka Okafor was the last University of Connecticut student-athlete to be named to an ESPN/CoSIDA Academic All-America First Team (2004 & 2003). (read more)

    LogoMarch 4, 2009
    Renee Montgomery Named Recipient of Frances Pomeroy Naismith Award
    University of Connecticut senior standout Renee Montgomery (St. Albans, W. Va.), is the 2009 recipient of the Frances Pomeroy Naismith Award, presented annually by the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame to the nation's outstanding female collegian 5-feet-8-inches and under and has excelled both athletically and academically.

    Montgomery, a native of St. Albans, W. Va., became the first-ever “active” player to be inducted into the “Huskies of Honor” and 11th player overall on Feb. 15. She has staked her claim as one of the best guards in the nation and has continued to flourish in her fourth consecutive season as a starter, and third as team captain in the Connecticut backcourt. (read more)

    LogoMarch 4, 2009
    Renee Montgomery Named Winner of BIG EAST Sportsmanship Award
    University of Connecticut senior Renee Montgomery (St. Albans, W. Va.) was named as the winner of the BIG EAST Sportsmanship Award, which was announced along with other postseason conference honors on Thursday afternoon.

    A total of three UConn players were unanimous first team All-BIG EAST selections as Montgomery was joined by sophomore Maya Moore (Lawrenceville, Ga.) and junior Tina Charles (Jamaica, N.Y.). (read more)

    LogoMarch 6, 2009
    Maya Moore Named BIG EAST Player of the Year for Second Consecutive Season
    University of Connecticut sophomore Maya Moore (Lawrenceville, Ga.) has been selected as the 2009 BIG EAST Player of the Year, according to a vote by the league's head coaches.

    UConn head coach Geno Auriemma was honored as the 2009 Co-BIG EAST Coach of the Year with Villanova's Harry Perretta. (read more)

    LogoMarch 9, 2009
    Maya Moore Named BIG EAST Player of the Year for Second Consecutive Season
    University of Connecticut sophomore Maya Moore (Lawrenceville, Ga.) has been selected as the 2009 BIG EAST Player of the Year, according to a vote by the league's head coaches.

    UConn head coach Geno Auriemma was honored as the 2009 Co-BIG EAST Coach of the Year with Villanova's Harry Perretta. (read more)

    LogoMarch 23, 2009
    Geno Auriemma Named WBCA National Coach of the Year for Second Straight Season
    The Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) has selected Connecticut's Geno Auriemma as the 2009 RUSSELL ATHLETIC/WBCA National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I Coach of the Year. This year marks the 27th year that this accolade has been presented, which has been selected by the WBCA since 1983. This is Auriemma's third RUSSELL ATHLETIC/WBCA National Coach of the Year honor as he received the award in 2002 and again last season. He is the only Division I head coach that has collected the award back-to-back years.

    "On behalf of the WBCA, I would like to congratulate Geno Auriemma for an outstanding job this season, and we would like to honor your efforts with this award," said WBCA CEO Beth Bass. "He is among the elite in the coaching profession and very deserving of this award." (read more)

    LogoMarch 31, 2009
    Moore, Montgomery Named to Associated Press All-America First Team
    University of Connecticut women's basketball players Maya Moore (Lawrenceville, Ga.) and Renee Montgomery (St. Albans, W. Va.) were named to the Associated Press All-America First Team, which was released on Tuesday afternoon. Tina Charles (Jamaica, N.Y.) also earned Second Team honors.

    Moore and Montgomery are just the third set of UConn players to earn a spot together on the First Team. Svetlana Abrosimova and current UConn assistant coach Shea Ralph did it in 2000, while Kara Wolters and Jennifer Rizzotti made the top team in 1996. Tennessee is the only other team to put a pair on the first team. (read more)

    LogoApril 3, 2009
    UConn Renee Montgomery Named as Winner of Nancy Lieberman Award
    The Rotary Club of Detroit announced today that Connecticut senior Renee Montgomery has been selected as the 2009 Nancy Lieberman Award winner. The award recognizes the nation's top collegiate point guard in women's Division I basketball. The criteria for the award are the floor leadership, play-making and ball-handling skills that personified Hall of Famer Nancy Lieberman during her career. Sportswriters from across the country determined the award winner and finalists.

    The three finalists (in alphabetical order) are: Kristi Cirone (Illinois St.), Danielle Robinson (Oklahoma), and Kristi Toliver (Maryland). (read more)

    LogoApril 4, 2009
    Moore Earns 2009 State Farm Wade Trophy
    University of Connecticut sophomore Maya Moore has been named the 2009 State Farm Wade Trophy winner, which is awarded annually to the National Player of the Year during The State Farm Coaches' All-America Team presentation on Saturday morning in St. Louis, Mo.

    Moore joined teammates Renee Montgomery and Tina Charles on the 2009 State Farm Coaches' All-America Basketball Team, marking just the third time in history that one program has had three honorees on the squad. The two other times in which the feat occurred were in 2002 with UConn and in 1999 with Tenneesee. (read more)

    LogoApril 6, 2009
    Maya Moore Named Naismith Trophy Winner
    University of Connecticut sophomore Maya Moore was named winner of the 2009 Naismith Trophy presented by AT&T as the top women's college basketball player in the country, the Atlanta Tipoff Club announced today.

    Atlanta Tipoff Club Chairman Barry Goheen and AT&T Senior Vice President, Architecture and Planning Kris Rinne made the announcement at the Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) awards luncheon earlier today. (read more)

    LogoApril 7, 2009
    Auriemma Named Naismith Women's College Basketball Coach of the Year
    University of Connecticut head basketball coach Geno Auriemma has been named winner of the 2009 Naismith Women's College Coach of the Year award, the Atlanta Tipoff Club announced Monday in Atlanta, Ga.

    In the 23-year history of the Naismith Coach of the Year Award, Auriemma has now claims six (1995, 1997, 2000, 2002 and 2008) honors, and has won more than any other coach. He was previously tied with the University of Tennessee's Pat Summitt with five. (read more)

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