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.

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