Thursday, August 25, 2011

Check out all of the action from the 2nd half of UConn's Italian tour here...

Day 6 UConn vs. Germany's TDT Slammers, W, 112-36

Day 7

Day 8 UConn vs. Castellanza Select, W 116-33

Day 9

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Today former UConn 4-time All-American Maya Moore was named one of 30 finalists for the 2011 NCAA Woman of the Year award.The finalists have been chosen by a selection committee of representatives from various NCAA schools and conferences. This year a record 471 nominations were submitted for the award that will be presented later this fall. The Woman of the Year Award, now in its 21st year, honors female student-athletes who have distinguished themselves throughout their collegiate careers in academic achievement, athletic excellence, community service and leadership. The prestigious program also involves a community service initiative that gives honorees the opportunity to interact with each other and with young girls in the city of Indianapolis who look to them as role models. Every NCAA member institution is encouraged to honor its top graduating female student-athlete by submitting her name for consideration. Each conference assesses the eligibility of its members’ nominees and selects at least one student-athlete to represent the conference. To be eligible for the award, a female student-athlete must have completed intercollegiate eligibility in her primary sport by the end of the 2011 spring season, graduated no later than the end of the summer 2011 term and achieved a minimum cumulative grade-point average of 2.5. The NCAA recently honored 142 women representing NCAA athletic conferences and independent schools for their accomplishments. The selection committee will now narrow the Top 30 to three finalists from each division to form the Top Nine, which will be announced in early September. The NCAA Committee on Women’s Athletics will select the national winner from the Top Nine honorees. The 2011 NCAA Woman of the Year will be announced during the Woman of the Year dinner in Indianapolis on Oct. 16.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Today the UConn trio of Sr. G Tiffany Hayes, So. C Stefanie Dolson, and So G Bria Hartley were named to the 25-member 2011-12 Preseason Wade Watch list. Last season UConn Great Maya Moore won the Wade Trophy award for a record 3rd time. UConn leads the way along with Notre Dame by having 3 players named to the list and the Big East leads all conferences with a total of 9 players.

Monday, August 22, 2011

Check out all the action and photos so far from UConn's Italian tour here...

Day 1

Day 2 UConn vs. Dutch National Team, W, 73-53

Day 3 UConn vs. Italian Select Team, W, 98-52

Day 4

Day 5

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

And there off to...   Italia!!!!!!

The new look Huskies left today for their 10-day European Tour. They will play four games and do lots of sightseeing around Italy. Good luck and safe travels, girls (and guys)!!!! The one negative: Doty will continue to practice (as she recovers from knee surgery/recent knee sprain), but won't play in any of the games.

UConn will open the competition portion of their trip Thursday against the Dutch National Team in Rome (1:30 p.m. EDT). The Huskies will also meet the Italian Select team in Rome Friday (1:30 p.m.); the Saarlouis Royales in Florence Aug. 22 (noon); and the Nigeria National Team in Como Aug. 24 (TBA).

Tuesday, August 02, 2011

Not only is she the best female athlete in ALL of collegiate sports, she is also the smartest athlete no matter what gender!!!

Today former UConn Great Maya Moore was named the 2010-11 Capitol One Academic All-American of the Year for ALL Division I sports (male and female). One of the greatest women's basketball players in NCAA history, Moore was selected as the Capital One Academic All-America of the Year for the University Division. She joins Rebecca Lobo, '95 as the second women's basketball player from UConn to be named as the Academic All-America of the Year for the University Division. She is also the fourth women's basketball player (Ruth Riley, '01 of Notre Dame and Stacey Dales-Schuman, '02 of Oklahoma). Moore, who graduated with a Sports Media and Promotion major and a 3.67 G.P.A., was the Academic All-America of the Year for women's basketball in the University Division as a junior and senior. When she repeated as the Academic All-America of the Year, she became the first University Division women's basketball player to repeat as Academic All-America of the Year. A three-time Capital One Academic All-America selection, she finished her illustrious career as the fourth-leading scorer in NCAA Division I history with 3,036 points. A four-time WBCA All-American first team selection, she led the University of Connecticut to a pair of national championships and four appearances in the NCAA Final Four during her career. She played in all 154 games of her college career and led UConn to a phenomenal record of 150-4. Named as the Most Outstanding Performer at the 2010 NCAA Division I Tournament, Moore was the winner of the Wade Trophy as the top women's basketball player in the nation three times. A native of Lawrenceville, Ga. who grew up in Jefferson City, Mo., she was the first freshman to be named as the BIG EAST Player of the Year in 2008. Moore was also named as the BIG EAST Player of the Year in 2009 and 2011. In April, she was selected by the Minnesota Lynx in the 2011 WNBA Draft and just this past month was selected by the fans to start in the 2011 WNBA All-Star Game. In the University Division, there are 12 Academic All-America® teams selected annually - Men’s and Women’s Soccer, Men’s and Women’s Basketball, Men’s and Women’s Cross Country and Track, Men’s and Women’s At Large, Football, Volleyball, Baseball and Softball. In each program, there is an Academic All-America® Team Member of the Year. Those 12 Team Members of the Year are considered for the Academic All-America® of the Year Award. Moore was selected from a field of 12 Scholar-Athletes with an average G.P.A. of 3.89.