Monday, March 18, 2013

The 2013 Women's NCAA Tournament #1 Seeds:

1a. Baylor Lady Bears (Oklahoma City)

1b. Notre Dame Fighting Irish (Norfolk)

1c. Connecticut Huskies (Bridgeport)

1d. Stanford Cardinal (Spokane)

The 1-seed Connecticut Huskies will face 16-seed WAC Champion Idaho (17-15) at Gampel Pavilion in Storrs, CT on Saturday, March 23 at 1:30pm (ET) on ESPN2.

Thursday, March 07, 2013

2012-13 Big East Awards part 1

The UConn women's basketball team had six Huskies earn postseason Big East honors as announced by the league office on Thursday afternoon. Sr. G Kelly Faris was selected the Big East Defensive Player of the Year and shared the Most Improved Player of the Year award with DePaul's So. G Brittany Hrynko, while also earning a seat on the All-Big East 2nd Team. UConn So. W Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis was a unanimous All-Big East 1st Team Selection and was joined on the 1st Team by Jr. C Stefanie Dolson. Additionally, Jr. G Bria Hartley and Fr. F Breanna Stewart were named All-Big East Honorable Mention. Stewart and Fr. G Moriah Jefferson were selected to the Big East All-Freshman Team.

2012-13 Big East Women's Basketball Postseason Honors:

Big East Defensive Player of the Year:
Sr. G Kelly Faris, Connecticut

Big East Sixth Man Award:
Sr. G Carmen Tyson-Thomas, Syracuse

Big East Most Improved Player:
Sr. G Kelly Faris, Connecticut
So. G Brittany Hrynko, DePaul

Big East Sportsmanship Award:
Sr. G Anna Martin, DePaul

All-Big East First Team^:
Jr. C Stefanie Dolson, Connecticut
So. W Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis, Connecticut*
So. G Brittany Hrynko, DePaul
Sr. G Sugar Rodgers, Georgetown
Jr. G Shoni Schimmel, Louisville
Jr. F Natalie Achonwa, Notre Dame
Sr. G Skylar Diggins, Notre Dame*
Jr. G Kayla McBride, Notre Dame
Sr. G Nadirah McKenith, St. John’s
Sr. W Shenneika Smith, St. John’s
Sr. G Andrea Smith, South Florida*
Sr. C Kayla Alexander, Syracuse

All-Big East Second Team
RJr. G Dayeesha Hollins, Cincinnati
Sr. G Kelly Faris, Connecticut
Sr. F Katherine Harry, DePaul
Sr. G Anna Martin, DePaul
Jr. G Antonita Slaughter, Louisville
Jr. F Katherine Plouffe, Marquette
Sr. G Symone Roberts, Providence
Sr. G Brittany Morris, Seton Hall
Sr. G Andrell Smith, South Florida
Sr. F Laura Sweeney, Villanova

All-Big East Honorable Mention:
Jr. G Bria Hartley, Connecticut
Fr. F Breanna Stewart, Connecticut
Fr. G Jewell Loyd, Notre Dame
So. G Brianna Kiesel, Pittsburgh
Sr. G Erica Wheeler, Rutgers

Big East All-Freshman Team:
Fr. G Moriah Jefferson, Connecticut
Fr. F Breanna Stewart, Connecticut*
RFr. G Chanise Jenkins, DePaul
Fr. G Brooklyn Pumroy, Marquette
Fr. G Jewell Loyd, Notre Dame*
Fr. G Aliyyah Handford, St. John’s*
Fr. G Kahleah Copper, Rutgers
Fr. G Brianna Butler, Syracuse
Fr. G Brittney Sykes, Syracuse*
Fr. F Alisia Jenkins, South Florida

* - unanimous selection
^ - extra members added due to voting ties