Thursday, July 30, 2009

2009-10 Preseason Wade Watch List!!!

Lots of Husky and Cardinal flavor with UConn and Stanford both landing 3 players each on the 25 member 2009-10 Preseason Wade Watch list. UConn Sr. C Tina Charles, Jr. SF Maya Moore, and So. SG Tiffany Hayes are on the "watch" list which will award the 2010 State Farm Wade Trophy to the WCBB's DI Player of the Year next April at the Final Four in San Antonio, TX.

P.S. - not to sound spiteful, but why was it mentioned nowhere in the article about the fact that Moore was the 2009 Wade Trophy winner...shouldn't that have been the opening sentence...something like "2009 Wade Trophy winner Maya Moore headlines the 2010 Preseason Wade Watch list..." (wake up people, Parker wouldn't have gotten this treatment)

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Welcome Back, Cash Money!!

Seattle Storm SF (and former UConn All-American) Swin Cash won MVP honors at the 2009 WNBA All-Star game today after turning in a record-setting performance with 22 pts. (most points in All-Star game history), 6 rebs., and 4 asts. as the West defeated the East, 130-118. The game was played at the Mohegan Sun Arena home of the Connecticut Sun and it turned into a UConn coming out party as Cash's teammate Seattle Storm PG (and former UConn All-American) Sue Bird garnered a double-double with 16 pts., 5 rebs., and 10 asts. (most assists in All-Star game history) for the West. Phoenix Mercury SF (and former UConn All-American) Diana Taurasi finished with 18 pts., 4 rebs., and 4 asts. and Minnesota Lynx PF (and former UConn All American honorable mention) Charde Houston had 16 pts., 6 rebs., and 3 stls. for the West. Connecticut Sun PF (and former UConn All-American) Asjha Jones quietly added 6 pts., 4 rebs., and 6 asts. for the East. All told the FIVE former Husky Greats totaled 78 pts., 25 rebs., 25 asts., and 3 stls.

Add in the 2009 NCAA Championship and I'd say it's a great year to be a Connecticut Husky!!!

Monday, July 20, 2009

All you big-time UConn Huskies fans out there should be excited. With the 2009 WNBA All Star Game being played at the Mohegan Sun Arena (home of the Connecticut Sun), UConn fans have a chance to see the best of the best in the WNBA, but that also means the best of the best former UConn players will be on display. Seattle Storm's Sue Bird and Swin Cash were picked to be starters for the Western Conference by the fans last week and today the reserves were picked by the coaches. Phoenix Mercury's Diana Taurasi and Minnesota Lynx's Charde Houston were named reserves for the Western Conference while Connecticut Sun's Asjha Jones was named a reserve for the Eastern Conference.

2009 WNBA All Star Game
July 25, 2009 3:30 pm ET (ABC)
Mohegan Sun Arena
hosted by Connecticut Sun

Eastern Conference
G Alana Beard, Washington
G Katie Douglas, Indiana
F Tamika Catchings, Indiana
F Candice Dupree, Chicago
C Sylvia Fowles, Chicago
G Jia Perkins, Chicago
G Katie Smith, Detroit
F Shameka Christon, New York
F Asjha Jones, Connecticut
F Sancho Lyttle, Atlanta
C Erika DeSouza, Atlanta

Western Conference
G Sue Bird, Seattle
G Becky Hammon, San Antonio
F Swin Cash, Seattle
F Lauren Jackson, Seattle

C Lisa Leslie*, Los Angeles
G Diana Taurasi, Phoenix
G Cappie Pondexter, Phoenix

F Charde Houston, Minnesota
F Sophia Young, San Antonio

F Tina Thompson, Los Angeles
C Nicky Anosike, Minnesota
*F Nicole Powell, Sacramento (inj. replacement)

Thursday, July 16, 2009

It is July and UConn Sophomore Sensation Maya Moore is still winning awards!!!! Last night she won an ESPY for 2009 Best Female Collegiate Athlete. The 2009 ESPY awards will be broadcast on Sunday, July 19th on ESPN at 9:00 pm. UConn was up for a total of 4 ESPY's including Best Team (the 2008-09 UConn women's basketball team), Best Coach (UConn Head Coach Geno Auriemma), and Best (Overall) Female Athlete (Maya Moore, Connecticut).

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Another title game, another MVP award...

This time it was UConn Sr. Tina Charles winning MVP honors with a monster 28 pt., 18 reb. performance in the Gold Medal game of the 2009 World University Games in Belgrade, Serbia. Charles along with fellow UConn teammate So. Tiffany Hayes led the USA to an 83-64 victory over Russia and an undefeated 7-0 record for the tournament. UConn Jr. Maya Moore was also on the team, but sat out the entire tournament as a precaution for pain in her right knee (sprain). Charles led USA in scoring (16.1 ppg), rebounding (6.1 rpg), FG's made (47) while Hayes was fourth in scoring (8.7 ppg), 1st in 3-pt FG's made (9), third in assists (1.9 apg), and t-2nd in steals (1.7 spg)