Friday, March 07, 2008

HISTORY....BIG EAST HISTORY that is!!!!

The 2007-08 Big East awards were handed out tonight at the Big East banquet:

UConn Superfrosh Fr. SF Maya Moore was named both the 2007-08 BIG EAST Player of the Year and Freshman of the Year becoming the first ever player (male or female) to sweep both awards and obviously becoming the first freshman (male or female) to win the player of the year award. She also becomes the first ever true freshman to be named to the 2007-08 ALL-BIG EAST 1st Team. UConn Sr. PG Ketia Swanier was named the inaugural 2007-08 BIG EAST 6th Man of the Year.

BIG EAST PLAYER OF THE YEAR - Fr. SF Maya Moore, Connecticut
BIG EAST FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR - Fr. SF Maya Moore, Connecticut
BIG EAST CO-COACHES OF THE YEAR - Geno Auriemma, Connecticut and Quentin Hill, Syracuse
BIG EAST DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR - Jr. SF Essence Carson, Rutgers
BIG EAST 6TH MAN OF THE YEAR - Sr. PG Ketia Swanier, Connecticut
BIG EAST MOST IMPROVED PLAYER - So. SG Epiphanny Prince, Rutgers
BIG EAST SPORTSMANSHIP AWARD - Sr. SG Meg Bulger, West Virginia
BIG EAST/A√ČROPOSTALE SCHOLAR-ATHLETE - Sr. SG Allie Quigley, DePaul

ALL BIG EAST 1st Team:
So. C Tina Charles, Connecticut
Jr.. PG Renee Montgomery, Connecticut
Fr. SF Maya Moore, Connecticut

ALL BIG EAST Honorable Mention:
Sr. PG Ketia Swanier, Connecticut

ALL BIG EAST Freshmen Team:
Fr. PG Lorin Dixon, Connecticut
Fr. SF Maya Moore, Connecticut

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